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francescool

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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.
 

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?

Greek Ships Christmas Tradition?

I have heard of the tradition of decorating boats in Greece for Christmas. I think it's called karakavi? Does anyone know anything more about it? This isn't a tradition my family adopted but I have heard of friends doing it. I am thinking of adding it to our holiday celebrations this year.

From what I can tell, people who don't have an actual boat decorate models of boats. At first, I thought based on pics I had seen of Greece in the past, that boat owners were just being festive. lol

Things to Know When Visiting Greece?

I found this article very helpful... I am going soon and this isn't my first time, but I still fond this helpful:


Do you have anything to add t this list? #3 - find your latest alike - really caught my eye. I am a photographer so this is a work/play type of trip and I bet I can get some great slice of life shots there.

Tips for Learning Greek While in Greece?

Now that I am getting older, I realize how important my Greek heritage is. So, I've made it my mission to learn more about it. One of the things I want to do is get better at Greek. And sure, I know I can use language programs - but it seems to me that learning it while in the country might be a little easier. I know that a 2 or 3 week trip won't make me fluent, but I bet it can give me a really good head start. Do you guys have any tips for how I can immerse myself in the Greek language while I am in the country?

Greek-American Thanksgiving Traditions?

My husband's Greek-American family celebrates Thanksgiving even though a lot of them are from Greece. They have a traditional Turkey meal with mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted squash, etc. I did notice that they also can't help themselves and regularly serve Greek dishes on the table like pastitsio and spanakopita. They also make these ground beef, rice, and chestnut dish they call "Greek stuffing". I am curious - what do you guys all do for a Greek-American Thanksgiving?
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