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Day: December 6, 2017

Kaliarda XIX: Kostas in Larissa

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

Commenter Kostas on Sarantakos’ blog offered the following recollection of Kaliarda from the 1970s: I’ve already written this on another past. This is what a passive homosexual used to say, as I recollect it: —dziˈnavis ta javerˈda? —ˈama ðen ˈpesi o berˈdes ðen ˈexi kuraˈverta —θa su kuraverˈtaro ke tin ˈpulia He went around the […]

Kaliarda XVIII: Sechidou

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek

Irini Sechidou’s recent paper compares Kaliarda with three para-Romani languages of Greek—that is, mixed languages with some core Romani vocabulary, but which use the grammar of the gadjo language. (She does not use the term para-Romani in this paper, but she does elsewhere). The three languages are Dortika, the builders’ cant of Eurytania; the less […]

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