Tag: Urum

The status of Urum

By: | Post date: 2010-04-09 | Comments: 9 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek, Other Languages
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I’ve already posted about the seesaw in the Soviet Union of the ’30s between Demotic and the indigenous variants of Greek, Pontic and Mariupolitan. As I’ve also mentioned, Greek is not the only language spoken by the ethnic group around Mariupol. A minority instead speak the Turkic language Urum. A group identifying itself as Greek […]

Shevchenko in Mariupolitan and Urum

By: | Post date: 2010-04-07 | Comments: 2 Comments
Posted in categories: Modern Greek, Writing Systems
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The following are translations of Taras Shevchenko’s Testament into Mariupolitan Greek and Urum. They appeared in 1993 side by side, in a volume of (mostly Greek) translations of Shevchenko, the Ukraine’s national poet. The texts appeared in Cyrillic—including Kostoprav’s abridged translation, which would originally have appeared in the Soviet phonetic Greek alphabet. The transliterations into […]

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