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francescool

Active member
This image is amazing....I always knew that languages came from each other but I never had it visualized. Kudos to the amazing designer who made this image! As we all know, the Greek language provided the basis for many alphabets and languages around the world. Nonetheless, Greece is unlike any language that exists today and it not based on any other languages like Romance Languages for example (Spanish, Italian, etc.). If anyone has other language resources, please feel free to share with me :)

 

amygdalE

Member
This image is amazing....I always knew that languages came from each other but I never had it visualized. Kudos to the amazing designer who made this image! As we all know, the Greek language provided the basis for many alphabets and languages around the world. Nonetheless, Greece is unlike any language that exists today and it not based on any other languages like Romance Languages for example (Spanish, Italian, etc.). If anyone has other language resources, please feel free to share with me :)

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I liked your post and the idea of visualizing............,but, ,as you know, there is a great difference between the evolution of languages and the evolution of the alphabets of languages. I myself have done some work on the generation of Indo-European languages, but unfortunately a visualization chart [necessarily by means of alphabetical writing] would not assist the reader; like an etymologist, he must re-enact the spoken languages. [I haven't found yet a suitable publisher for my manuscript of etymologies, :INDO-EUROPEAN AND ITS SPEAKERS , sub-titled: Indo-European is Greek.]
 

cubrinj

Member
I liked your post and the idea of visualizing............,but, ,as you know, there is a great difference between the evolution of languages and the evolution of the alphabets of languages. I myself have done some work on the generation of Indo-European languages, but unfortunately a visualization chart [necessarily by means of alphabetical writing] would not assist the reader; like an etymologist, he must re-enact the spoken languages. [I haven't found yet a suitable publisher for my manuscript of etymologies, :INDO-EUROPEAN AND ITS SPEAKERS , sub-titled: Indo-European is Greek.]
Ahhhh, I see. It defintley looks more simple than it actually is in this chart
 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
This is an interesting resource for sure! I don't believe the Phoenician language is actually in the same language family as Greek and Latin. The article did a great job helping us visualize the alphabet similarities. But, the story is a bit more complicated than that.

As one user said, language evolution and alphabet evolution are two different things entirely. Phoenician language isn't part of the same language family as Greek (in fact, I think they both sit on different language branches entirely). But, I think it is interesting the influence the Phoenicians had in terms of alphabet evolution.
 

Do Greeks Celebrate Halloween?

I know that Halloween isn't something that is traditionally Greek, and that is true in other places in Europe, too. However, I have noticed in my travels that some countries have been embracing it. Is this the case in Greece or do Greeks mostly ignore it?

Would Love to Experience the Greek Kalanda Tradition!

I would love to experience the Greek Kalanda tradition for myself in Greece. Does anyone have any advice on how to make that happen this year? I plan to go to Greece in a few weeks to visit some people and hope to see this first-hand. It seems like a really great tradition.

What games do people play in Greece?

I noticed that there is a taverna culture of "gaming". I see tavli played all the time. Are there other games people play?

I am wondering if people play chess, checkers, that kind of thing? What about physical games like bocci like they play a lot in Italy? I have seen this game in Switzerland and other places, too, and wonder if the Greeks also play it.

Also, what do kids play for games in Greece?

How do you choose a name day?

I am wondering how you guys all choose a name day to celebrate. For example, I have a friend named John, and there are multiple saints that have that name. He said he chose the saint that resonated the most with him. I have another friend, also named John, who celebrated a different one because that is the one that the parents had selected. How do you know what the right choice is?

How Do Greeks Celebrate Ohi Day?

I looked up Ohi Day resentful because I learned it was occurring soon. I find the history so interesting! I know that Greeks have the day off. I am wondering how Greeks typically celebrate it? The events surrounding the day seemed to represent Greece's ability to stand up for what was right and to resist the Axis forces. It was the right thing to do to not let the Axis enter Greece easily so that they can have a strategic place for their troops.

To celebrate this important part of history today, though, what do the Greeks do today?
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