Day: May 9, 2017

How different do dialects of the same language feel to you?

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Posted in categories: Culture, Linguistics, Modern Greek

I was brought up in Crete. I read Cretan Renaissance literature as an adult, and was taken aback at the notion that the kinds of conceit you might find in Shakespeare (common Italian antecedents) were being expressed in the language my grandmother used to yell at her chickens. Greece is a country run on the […]