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Updated post on the etymology of βύσσινο “sour cherry”

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I have expanded my old Quora post and just had it published in Greek on Nikos Sarantakos’ blog: Yes, this does mean I’m coming back. Eventually.

Kaliarda XXXI: Basic vocabulary

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Next, I’m posting the function words of Kaliarda, and other classes of words that indicate how the language works: Function words: altros other < Italian altro axatos this (Rom. kathe “here”; Greek a- “un-” + kate “that”?) emandes I, me, my (Rom. mande “me”); mandula (diminutive) esandes, suandes you, your (Rom. mande “me” + Greek […]

Kaliarda IV: Petropoulos’ addenda on Kaliarda

By: | Post date: 2017-11-20 | Comments: 7 Comments
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It turns out that the edition available online of Petropoulos’ Kaliarda is his second edition—which is just his first edition with an addendum. So I’m going to supplement the information I gave from his first edition. I’m again going to limit myself to what he says about Kaliarda and his speakers, and how he engaged […]

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