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Uploaded on Jan 4, 2011

An endangered Greek dialect which is spoken in north-eastern Turkey has been identified by researchers as a "linguistic goldmine" because of its startling closeness to the ancient language, as Cambridge researcher Dr Ioanna Sitaridou explains.

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  • im1hecticwog

    hold on a second buddy, the Trojans were Greeks. Troy was a city on the Asia Minor Coast. Back then, the "Greeks" were the Athenians. That was Greece. place like Troy, Sparta, Macedonia were Greek City States. They were like tribes. The people you see here aren't Turkish. They dnt speak any form of Turkish. Romaeika is effectively the bases or the foundations of the Greek language. From this the Greek language evolved. The reason they haven't been Turkified is because they are muslim.

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  • Adii Awana

    I am Pakistani..I Love so much greece and Greek People...Greece is a Beautifull country and Greek Language is Very Sweet Language..I Like it very Much

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  • ilkinond

    I remember now... modern Greek verbs have no infinitives... very striking. Θέλω να γράψω ένα γράμμα. So is that a subjunctive?

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  • Sybirs'kyj Xaski

    0:10 - WHAT MUSIC IS THIS????? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  • Eopyk

    Nope Latin descend from the Italic branch of Indo-European languages. It is related to Ancient Greek but it is from Ancient Greek

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  • Aristo Filos

    Latin and not only ,came from anciant greek languiga !!

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  • changolini

    are they talking about pontic greek ,or romaika

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  • Tikof2

    I believe that some archaic Greek forms can also be found in some parts of Georgia, Russia and Ukraine

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  • Alkis Irakleous

    For many centuries the heart of greek civilization was not in what we call Greece today but in Asia Minor (today, Turkey). For centuries, Athens was a small village with interesting ruins, whereas greek civilization was thriving in Asia Minor. Even until the 20th century places like Smyrna, were in many respects more important than Athens for greek culture.

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  • AriadneNealie

    Byzantine Empire was thought to be Big Rome

    The two major languages were Greek & Latin,if you see orthodox christian pictures the writing is a mix of greek & latin alphabet.

    The language of the Archaic and Classical periods consisted of a number of dialects as a result of the Dorian invasions [which began around 1100 BC] of Greece and later of overseas Greek colonisations. These dialects comprised a West group (including Doric), an Aeolic group, an Ionic-Attic group, and an Arcade-Cypriot group.

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  • ftlptba

    2:29 nice teeth for an old lady living somewhere in nowhere

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  • POLHTRELOS

    Like always the Eruopeans traited the Greeks...Greece losse not war cause we reached ankara in 6 months without any resistance....and after the Europeans saw that we take all asia minor....they pressured us and our troops forced to go back to Greece..after that the turkish and european soldiers killed millions of Greeks..civilist of course...what war ?soldiers against civilists??this is the only war turks could win dear people...thats a plan of West..the same in ottoman empire...crusaders etc..

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