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This Greek language page is presented as an additional supplement for Linguistic Anthropology General Resources.


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Ancient Greek Language __ "Origins - There are several theories about the origins of the Greek language. One theory suggests that it originated with a migration of proto-Greek speakers into the Greek peninsula, which is dated to any period between 2500 BC and 1700 BC. Another theory maintains that the migration into Greece occurred at a pre-proto-Greek (late PIE) stage, and the characteristic Greek sound-changes occurred later." You will find a good overview. - From crystalinks.com - http://www.crystalinks.com/greeklanguage.html

BBC Languages - Talk Greek __ "A gentle introduction to basic Greek in 10 short parts. Click on the topics in order: you'll see a slideshow and hear the language." - From BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/greek/ 

Dialects of Greece Timeline __ "Dialects of Ancient Greece and changes in the language from koine through Byzantine, to Modern Greek." - From about.com - http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_time_europe_greece_language.htm

Greek alphabet, pronunciation and language __ "The Greek alphabet has been in continuous use for the past 2,750 years or so since about 750 BC. It was developed from the Canaanite/Phoenician alphabet and the order and names of the letters are derived from Phoenician. The original Canaanite meanings of the letter names was lost when the alphabet was adapted for Greek. For example, alpha comes for the Canaanite aleph (ox) and beta from beth (house)." A good overview, then scroll down to find many more resources. - From omniglot.com - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/greek.htm 


Greek language __ "Greek ... is an Indo-European language with a documented history of 3,500 years. Today, it is spoken by 15 million people in Greece, Cyprus, the former Yugoslavia, particularly the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania and Turkey." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language 

Greek Language Instructions - Ancient Greek __ You will fine several articles and resources. - From about.com - http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/greekinstruction/ 


Greek Language and Linguistics Gateway __ "The Greek Language and Linguistics Gateway is the place to find information about Ancient Greek. View manuscripts; learn the language; find tools for linguists as well as students of the New Testament and other documents. Read discussions of topics of interest to both linguists and interpreters of ancient Greek works." - illustrated - from greek-language.com - http://greek-language.com/ 



The Greek Resources Page __ "These paradigms are provided as a means of learning the basic grammar that Greek demands. Each paradigm is accompanied by a chant or song that can be used as an aid in memorization. To hear each selection simply click on the name of the paradigm below each chart and your Real Audio Player will be activated." - From gbt.org - http://www.gbt.org/greek.html 

Greek Tongue Twisters __ You will find a collection of Greek tongue twisters to practice. English translations are provided. - from Michael Reck - http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/el.htm 

History of Greek Language __ "Greek has been spoken in the Balkan Peninsula since the 2nd millennium BC. The earliest evidence of this is found in the Linear B tablets dating from 1500 BC. The later Greek alphabet is unrelated to Linear B, and is believed to be derived from the Phoenician alphabet (abjad); with minor modifications, it is still used today." You will find an encyclopedic article about Greek Language history with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language#History 


Learn Greek on the Web __ Lots of online resources. - From Tracy Marks - http://www.webwinds.com/thalassa/grlang.htm 

The Shrine of the Modern Greek Language __ Language lessons and grammar. - from greece.org - http://www.greece.org/gr-lessons/ 

Useful Ancient Greek Phrases __ Who know when we might run into a useful ancient Greek? - From Apollonios ho Sophistęs - http://www.cs.utk.edu/~mclennan/BA/UAGP.html 


Woodhouse: English-Greek Dictionary __ Just what it says it is. "Punctuation and spacing must match entries exactly" - From University of Chicago - http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/efts/Woodhouse/




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