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Topic: Arvanitic alphabet

  Encyclopedia: Albanian-language
Arvanites (Αρbε̰ρόρ, Arbërór or Σ̈κ̇ιπτάρ, Shqiptár in Arvanitic, Arvanitë in Albanian, Αρβανίτες, Arvanítes in Greek) are the descendants of settlers from southern Albania that settled in various Greek lands during the Middle Ages, principally between the 13th century and 15th century.
The Albanian alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet, with the addition of the letters ë, ç, and nine digraphs to account for certain sounds in pronunciations.
Until 1908, when the Latin alphabet was introduced in Albanian, the Greek alphabet, Cyrillic alphabet, and the Ottoman Turkish version of the Arabic alphabet had been used to write Albanian.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Albanian_language   (2704 words)

Arvanites also live near the Albanian border, in most departments of Epirus and in the Florina and Kastoria departments of Macedonia; also, in the border (with Turkey) department of Evros (in Thrace) and in the Salonica department (where they settled along with other Orthodox refugees from Eastern Thrace, in the 1920’s).
Like the rest of the population, since the 1950s, Arvanites have been emigrating from their villages to the cities and especially to the capital Athens, which, incidentally, was a mainly Albanian (Arvanite) small town in the early 1800’s, before becoming the Greek state’s capital (Nakratzas, 1992:87-8).
Today, Arvanite ethnic identity is perceived by many members of the community as distinct from that of the other Greeks who have Greek as their mother tongue but as fully compatible with Greek national identity (likewise for many Vlachs and Macedonians).
www.greekhelsinki.gr /english/reports/arvanites.html   (1930 words)

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Arvanites are those whose mother tongue is "Arvanitika" (in greek: arvanites=arvani+tis+notias=Albanians from the south of balkans).The word Arberesh is used in Albanian; most linguists use the word Albanian for the language.
Arvanites (in Greek) and Arberor (in Albanian); but in Northwestern Greece, in the language, the term Shqiptar is used (the same used by Albanians of Albania) and the word Arvanites has no meaning on north-western region of greece(note; This is region of Chameria).
Arvanites in Greece argue whether they should use the Greek or the Latin alphabet to write their language, which has rarely been written (Gerou, 1994a; Kazazis, 1994).The dialect of Albanians in Chameria is an exception as on this case the alphabet used is the same with the alphabet in Albania.
www.geocities.com /CapitolHill/Congress/1633/arvanites.html   (1918 words)

 CONK! Encyclopedia: Greek_alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The Greek language is written in the Greek alphabet, developed in classical times (ca 9th century B.C.) and passed down to the present.
It is the world's oldest alphabet in use today.
The Greek alphabet was a modification of the Phoenician alphabet (represented in the table below by the Hebrew alphabet, a modern adaptation).
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 DigeratiCafe: Arvanitika :Online Reference Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
Arvanitic (or Arvanitika, Arvanitic: Αρbε̰ρίσ̈τε / Arbëríshte, Greek: Αρβανίτικα / Arvanítika) is an Indo-European language sharing a common origin with the Albanian Tosk dialect.
Arvanitic is considered an endangered language as the descendants of Arvanite speakers have not been learning it.
Although it is traditionally a spoken rather than a written language, an Arvanitic alphabet adapted from the Greek alphabet has been developed for Arvanitic.
www.digeraticafe.com /reference/Arvanitika   (255 words)

 GREEK ALPHABET FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The Greek alphabet was a modification of the Phoenician_alphabet (represented in the table below by the Hebrew alphabet, a modern adaptation).
Originally there were several variants of the Greek alphabet, most importantly western (Chalcidian) and eastern (Ionic) Greek; the former gave rise to the Old_Italic_alphabet and thence to the Latin_alphabet.
During the Middle ages, the Greek scripts underwent changes paralleling those of the Roman alphabet: while the old forms were retained as a monumental script, uncial and eventually minuscule hands came to dominate.
www.dontpayyourtaxes.com /Greek_alphabet   (921 words)

 Greek_alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The most notable change, compared to its predecessor, the Phoenician alphabet, is the introduction of vowels, without which Greek — unlike Phoenician — would be unintelligible.
In fact most alphabets that contain vowels are derived ultimately from Greek, although there are exceptions (Hangul, Orkhon script, Ethiopic alphabet, Indic alphabets, and Old Hungarian script.) The first vowels were alpha, epsilon, iota, omicron, and upsilon (copied from waw), modifications of either glides or breathing marks, which were mostly superfluous in Greek.
Originally there were several variants of the Greek alphabet, most importantly western (Chalcidian) and eastern (Ionic) Greek; the former gave rise to the Old Italic alphabet and thence to the Latin alphabet.
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 Re: FWD: The Minorities of Greece
Arvanitika has a dialectical richness: there are three different groups of dialects spoken, one in Thrace, one in Northwestern Greece (near the Albanian border), and one in Central and Southern Greece.
Those, though, who moved to the cities soon abandoned the use of the language as it was unintelligible to most other city dwellers and was even perecived as a sign of backwardness; on the other hand, the children had no way of learning the language because it is not allowed to be taught at school.
Current situation of the community and the language Almost all information about the present concerns the bulk of the Arvanite community in Central and Southern Greece.
www.talkaboutculture.com /group/soc.culture.europe/messages/500913.html   (1929 words)

 Greek alphabet | TutorGig.co.uk Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The Greek Qabalah: Alphabetic Mysticism and Numerology in the Ancient..
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www.tutorgig.co.uk /ed/Greek_alphabet   (1439 words)

 Was Atlantis a Phoenician city? - Atlantis Rising
The order of the letters is the same as that of the classical Phoenician alphabet (alphabet of Byblos).
Greek mythology claims that there was an alphabet of vowels, and that it was used by the MOERAE (the fates) when they were helping Zeus to overcome Baal Tsaphon (i.e.
It seems that the people of Lemnos (pelasgians) used an alphabet with very few letters, and may have spoken a dialect of Turkish langage; But the Lemnos alphabet was roughly 1/3 vowels, and 2/3 consonents.
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 Minderheitenrechte in Griechenland? : Politikforum - Forum für politische Diskussion und Information - Politik - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
The result of the Hellenization policy -which was to take a very oppressive turn during the Metaxas dictatorship 1936-1940- was that Albanians in Greece, especially after the emergence of Albanian nationalism and of the Albanian state, felt that they had to constantly prove their Greekness?
One reason for such a slow movement is the apparent hostility of the Greek state to such ?revivals?
Die Arvanites fühlen sich als Griechen!Auch wenn Euch das nicht passt,aber es ist halt so
www.politikforum.de /forum/archive/22/2003/11/3/41668   (1407 words)

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