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Re: R: Books

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Friday, September 22, 2000, 17:19

> I'm afraid that I can't be of much help for *Ancient* Greek and Latin, > but I just returned from the local college library with a sack of books on > modern Italiote Greek (aka Romaïco, aka Glossa, spoken in the south of
> near Salento, Aspromonte, and also in Corsica). Yes, I'm fully aware that > this is *not* a constructed language, so I should probably take this > discussion elsewhere. There are, however, some folks on this list who
> expressed interest in this subject (you know who you are!), so I will > include a short list of books that I have consulted today.
I'm personally interested in each of the 30 langs (yessirs, Ethnologue catalogues Lombard, Piedmontese etc. as languages) we speak in the peninsula. Obviously I don't speak all of them (only Standard Italian and Lombard)
> Dictionaries of Italiote Greek: > Rohlfs, Gerhard, 1965. Vocabolario supplementare dei dialetti delle Tre > Calabrie I. Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Neue Folge, Heft 64. > > Rohlfs, Gerhard, 1967. Vocabolario supplementare dei dialetti delle Tre > Calabrie II. Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Neue Folge, Heft
66. Gerhard Rohlfs is a semi-daity in Italian dialectal studies and in general Romance philology. He's written a great account on Rhaetic dialects (Rumauntsch) and on Lombard dialects (as mine)
> I'd welcome any more contributions to this little bibliography. > Obviously this isn't the hottest topic in the field of Mediterranean > languages, and I wouldn't be surprised if most of the Italiote Greeks > assimilated to mainstream Italian society within the next few generations > (as my mother's family did). Because of my own family connections to the > Italiotes (and the scarcity of information on Glossa/Romaico/Italiote
> on the Web), I'd like to put some information up on my own website.
Well, nowadays, unfortunately, everyone speaks Standard Italian as L1, even if regional utterals are very different.
> I don't know when I'll be doing this, though, because I'm scheduled to > do a fourth year of Hebrew, a second year of Classical Arabic and Syriac, > and to begin Ugaritic all this year - a whopping four languages. I'm also > helping to teach a course on the historical grammar of Hebrew. So, the > world of constructed languages will be hearing very little from me in the > coming year (and the list will be less... dense... for my absence, I > suppose). > > kalispera sas!
Kalispera sas, phile emou! (Wow, what a Ancient-Modern Greek mixture!)
> -Chollie (aka Tsarli)