Day: March 24, 2017

In which parts of Greece do people pronounce the word “και” as “che” instead of “ke”?

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Lots. Your search term is tsitakismos, the Greek name for the affrication of palatal /k/ [c] to [tʃ, tɕ, ts], as exemplified by the pronunciation of /ke/ “and” as /tʃe/ instead of Standard Greek [ce]. Going through the Centre for the Greek Language’s writeup of Modern dialects, and looking for that tsitakismos keyword: South-Eastern Some […]