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McWhorter, John, The Power of Babel

Quote: Today’s “Dialect” is Tommorow’s “Language” Not only has one of many hitherto unranked dialects often been anointed the standard, but we even see dialects actively dismissed as “quaint vernaculars” at point A only to be enshrined as inherently noble vehicles of humans’ loftiest thoughts at point B, with nothing but a decisive geographical shift at the root of the […]

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Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 1994

Quote “From a strictly linguistic point of view Macedonian can be called a Bulgarian dialect, as structurally it is most similar to Bulgarian. — Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (1994)

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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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100 Most Famous Ancient Macedonian Names

100 Most Famous Ancient Macedonian Names

Inscribed base of a statue of Thessaloniki Inscribed base of a statue of Thessaloniki, of the 2nd c. B.C., found in the area of the ancient Agora and part of a group of statues of the family of Alexander the Great.       KINGS OF MACEDON AND DIADOCHI   1. ALEXANDROS m Ancient Greek (ALEXANDER Latinized) Pronounced: al-eg-ZAN-dur From […]

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The Language of ancient Macedonians

The Language of ancient Macedonians

What language did these “Macedones” speak? The name itself is Greek in root and in ethnic termination. It probably means ‘highlanders,’ and it is comparable to Greek tribal names such as ‘Orestai’ amd ‘Oreitai,’ meaning ‘mountain-men.’ A reputedly earlier variant, ‘Maketai,’ has the same root, which means ‘high,’ as in the Greek adjective ‘makednos’ or the noun ‘mekos.’ The genealogy […]

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