Category: Language

Linguist Fr. Scholz, “Slavische Etymologie”, 1966

Macedonian national conscience and from that conscientious promotion of Macedonian as a written language, first appears just in the beginning of our century and is strengthened particularly during in the years between the two world wars Fr. Scholz, “Slavische Etymologie”, 1966, p.61.

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V. Pisani, “Il Macedonico”, in, “Paideia” 12 , 1957

Indeed, the macedonian language is a product essentialy of political origin V. Pisani, “Il Macedonico”, in, “Paideia” 12 (1957), p.250.

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Linguist Vladimir I. Georgiev “Introduction to the History of the Indo-European Languages”

“……….the nucleus of the Macedonian vocabulary consists of words which have exact correspondence in Greek.The importance of these words and the archaic phonological character of Macedonian lead to the conclusion that these are not borrowings but inherited words: this fact is confirmed by the genetic unity of Macedonian and Greek. Moreover, the numerous lexical and phonological isoglosses in Macedonian and […]

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Etymology of Florina

Several etymological interpretations ave been attempted and assumptions have been made concerning the origin of the name of Florina. According to one mythological interpretation the name of the town derives from the mythical Dioskouros Kastoras and his ally Floris. The Byzantine historian kantakouzinos refers to the Byzantine castle Flerinon or Hlerinon , the secretary of the Enetic Republic G. Cavazza […]

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Modern linguists about ancient Macedonian Language/Dialect

Modern linguists about ancient Macedonian Language/Dialect

  “For a long while Macedonian onomastics, which we know relatively well thanks to history, literary authors, and epigraphy, has played a considerable role in the discussion. In our view THE GREEK CHARACTER OF MOST NAMES IS OBVIOUS and it is difficult to think of a Hellenization due to wholesale borrowing. ‘Ptolemaios’ is attested as early as Homer, ‘Ale3avdros’ occurs […]

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The Meaning of Arrian, Anabasis 7. 9. 5

The Meaning of Arrian, Anabasis 7. 9. 5

The Meaning of Arrian, Anabasis 7. 9. 5 By N. G. L. Hammond Part of The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 119. (1999) The Meaning of Arrian, Anabasis 7. 9. 5 As I understand it, Alexander was refemng to the climax of Philip’s achievements, namely his appointment as Hegemon of what has usually been called ‘The League of Corinth’ or ‘The […]

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Ancient Literary sources about ancient Macedonian language being a Greek dialect

Ancient Literary sources about ancient Macedonian language being a Greek dialect

1. Quote: [3] When day dawned and the inhabitants had realized the danger that beset them, they were at first under the impression that the Lacedaemonians had forced an entry into the town, and attacked them more recklessly owing to their ancient hatred. But when they discovered from their equipment and speech that it was the Macedonians and Demetrius the […]

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Collection of linguists and intellectuals about the language of Slavs in FYROM

“……….the nucleus of the Macedonian vocabulary consists of words which have exact correspondence in Greek.The importance of these words and the archaic phonological character of Macedonian lead to the conclusion that these are not borrowings but inherited words: this fact is confirmed by the genetic unity of Macedonian and Greek. Moreover, the numerous lexical and phonological isoglosses in Macedonian and […]

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Greek tribes being labeled “Barbarians”

Greek tribes being labeled “Barbarians”

A usual wordwide misconception is the association of the word ‘Barbarian’ with non-Greeks. We all know for starters Epirotes being classed as ‘barbarians’ from Thucydides, although they were greek-speakers. However the ultimate proof of Greek tribes being called ‘barbarians is coming from Athenaios Deipnosophistes where Stratonicus the harp-player was asked “πότερα Βοιωτοί βαρβαρώτεροι…ή θετταλοί, Ηλείους έφησεν” meaning “who were the […]

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The terms “Greeks” and “Hellenes”

“Though the words ‘Hellenism’, ‘Hellenic’, ‘Hellenes’, ‘Hellas’ are less familiar than the words ‘Greece’ and ‘Greek’ to the English-speaking public, they have two advantages. They are not misleading; and they are the words which, in the Greek language, the Hellenes themselves used to designate their civilization, their world, and themselves. ‘Hellas’ seems originally to have been the name of the […]

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