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On some Reasons why Greek is one of The World’s Major Languages by Brian D. Joseph

  On some reasons why Greek is one of  The World’s Major Languages    Brian D. Joseph   In 1987, Croom Helm Publishers of England brought out a book entitled Major Languages of The World’s, edited by Bernard Comrie.[…]The book contains descriptions of 40 languages considered by the editor to be “major languages”. The 40 languages are Swahili, Yoruba, Tagalog, Malay,Korean, Japanese, […]

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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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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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