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Title: Beiträge zur neugriechischen Dialektkunde
Subtitle: I. Der Dialekt von Amorgos
Written By: A. Thumb
URL: http://lincom-shop.eu/shop/article_11150%2BISBN%2B9783862883998/Lfc-43%3A-Beitr%C3%A4ge-zur-neugriechischen-Dialektkunde.html?pse=apq
Series Title: LINCOM facsimile collection 43
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Die Nachrichten über das heute auf Amorgos gesprochene Idiom sind fast null. Miliarakis hat eine Zusammenstellung von Orts- und Familiennamen, sowie einige Texte veröffentlicht. Ich selbst habe während meines Aufenthalts auf der Insel (1890) mich bemüht, möglichst viel Material zu einer wenn auch skizzenhaften Darstellung des auf Amorgos gesprochenen Griechisch zu sammeln. Ausser Bewohnern der Insel war meine Hauptquelle für die Aufzeichnung der srachlichen Tatsachen der Papas Dimítrios Prásinos und seine Frau, deren Redeweise von der Schriftsprache gänzlich unbeeinflußt geblieben ist (nach der Einleitung).

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Greek linguistics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
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ISBN-13: 9783862883998
Pages: 66
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