Wednesday, January 19, 2011

History of the language of Homer

There's a corner of Black Sea Turkey where the population is Muslim but the language they speak is a variant of Greek... indeed, according to this researcher, they pretty much speak Classical Greek, making them the only people in the world whose daily speech preserves grammatical structures standard in the ancient texts but long extinct in the living Greek language.

Okay, it's useless knowledge but I like it.

(Image: Aristotle, from Google Images)
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