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The Ancient Macedonian Language according to Modern Sources

The Ancient Macedonian Language according to Modern Sources

(2) The Language of Ancient Macedonians according to modern Linguists and Historians * Hammond & Griffith “A History of Macedonia 550-336 BC” Vol II “Macedonian was not a non-Greek language but a dialect of the Greek language in which Alexander spoke for a special purpose; and in the case of his order the vocabulary, as well as the pronunciation, was […]

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Evidence of «μακεδονιστί» words in the other greek dialects and some conclusions on the unity of the Northern Greek Group and the inclusion of the Macedonians in it PART II

Evidence of «μακεδονιστί» words in the other greek dialects and some conclusions on the unity of the Northern Greek Group and the inclusion of the Macedonians in it PART II

Quote: [Iliad , XX.74]«ἄντα δ’ ἄρ’ Ἡφαίστοιο μέγας ποταμὸς βαθυδίνης, ὃν Ξάνθον καλέουσι θεοί, ἄνδρες δὲ Σκάμανδρον.»“…the great, deep-eddying river, that gods called Xanthus, and men Scamander.” Apparently , Skamandros must have been a river with clean/pure water and that induced the original anatolian speaking Trojans to call him with a name that derives from PIE *scand– . When the […]

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The speech of the Ancient Macedonians, in the light of recent Epigraphic Discoveries

The speech of the Ancient Macedonians, in the light of recent Epigraphic Discoveries

The speech of the ancient Macedonians, in the light of recent epigraphic discoveries By Miltiades Hatzopoulos, VI International Symposion on Ancient Macedonia, 1999.     Modern discussion of the speech of the ancient Macedonians began in 1808, when F. G. Sturz published a small book entitled De dialecto macedonica liber (Leipzig 1808), intended to be a scientific enquiry into the […]

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