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  Greek language - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Two main forms of the language have been in use since the end of the medieval Greek period: Dhimotikí (Δημοτική), the Demotic (vernacular) language, and Katharévusa (Καθαρεύουσα), an imitation of classical Greek, which was used for literary, juridic, and scientific purposes during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Greek words have been widely borrowed into the European languages: astronomy, democracy, philosophy, thespian, etc. Moreover, Greek words and word elements continue to be productive as a basis for coinages: anthropology, photography, isomer, etc. and form, with Latin words, the foundation of international scientific and technical vocabulary.
Greek is the official language of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) where it is spoken by about 98.5% of the population.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Greek_language   (2199 words)

  
 MARC Code List for Languages
While some individual languages are given their own unique code, although linguistically they are part of a language group, many individual languages are assigned a group code, because it is not considered practical to establish a separate code for each.
Ancient languages which are not given unique codes are assigned the code for the major language group to which each belongs, rather than the code for the modern language which evolved from the ancient language.
The entry for a language group is also similar to that for an individual language, with the addition of a list of the individual languages which have been assigned that group code.
www.loc.gov /marc/languages   (1726 words)

  
 Ask A Linguist FAQ: Oldest Language
To take one interesting case, the Albanian language (spoken north of Greece) was not written down until about the 15th century AD, yet Ptolemy mentions the people in the first century BC.* The linguistic and archaeological evidence suggests that Albanians were a distinct people for even longer than that.
It's true that there was a spoken form of Greek in 1500 BC during the Bronze Age, but if a Bronze Age Greek was transported to Modern Athens, he or she would probably not be able to understand Modern Greek.
Languages are continuously evolving over time, and probably most languages, even conservative ones, require special training in order for modern speakers to fully understand older texts.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/ask-ling/oldest.html   (643 words)

  
 List of languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of languages by number of native speakers
Ethnologue lists about 7,300 main languages in its language name index (see the external link) and distinguishes about 39,491 alternate language names and dialects.
This list deals with particular languages, and includes only natural languages spoken or signed by humans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_languages   (716 words)

  
 Greek and Latin Translation Tips
Greek and Latin are inflected languages, which means that the construction of the words is changed to convey meaning.
If we were expressing this in an inflected language, we would change the root words to reflect their grammatical role: each noun in the sentence adopts a case which tells us whether the word is the subject, the direct object, the indirect object, a possessive, or some other construction.
Greek and Latin are often called word-based morphologies, meaning they rely on the word as the unit of meaning.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /Help/trans.html   (2236 words)

  
 Dardic and Nuristani languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Though Dardic and Nuristani languages are considered by the majority of linguists as two separate groups of languages, they are very close in structure and in vocabulary, and can be described together.
As it is usual with mountainous tongues, it is hard to distinguish between separate languages and dialects of one.
Many languages have no writing at all: this is explained by the fact that the majority of their speakers are illiterate peasants.
indoeuro.bizland.com /tree/indo/dardic.html   (517 words)

  
 Evertype: List of Language Lists
This file lists e-mail distribution lists devoted primarily to the linguistic study of individual languages and groups of languages (though a couple of others, in particular lists for language learners, have been included as well).
COMPARLINGAFRIC is opened to topics where comparative linguistics in African languages of the Sahel-Sahara zone are the subject of discussion, such as: Languages and language families of the Sahel-Sahara zone: (Mande, Chadic, Berber, Nilo-Saharan...); genetic relationships; the description of changes in the context of languages of oral tradition; linguistic changes and factors concerning language transformation.
Primarily a list focusing on Taiwan's language and language education reform, language activism, vernacular literature, cultural critique, and relevant issues (plus greeting and announcements).
www.evertype.com /langlist.html   (2386 words)

  
 Classical Studies at Luther College
Classics is the study of the languages, literature, and culture of the ancient Greco-Roman world.
Greek and Latin are fundamental languages for the study of European literature and civilization, as well as the development of modern languages, including English.
Greek and Roman civilization has also had an enormous influence on facets of modern culture from law and poetry to art and religion.
www.luther.edu /learning/dept/classic.html   (171 words)

  
 Discussion Lists Related to Greek and Linguistics
While the focus of this list is the classical literature, and not the language per se, topics related to Greek linguistics are sometimes a part of the discussions.
While the primary focus of the list is the discussion of inscriptions from the Greek and Roman worlds, discussion of inscriptions from 'peripheral cultures' is also welcome.
While it is not directly concerned with Ancient Greek, the topic does come up on the list discussions from time to time and many of the resources available through this site will prove useful for students of Greek who want to broaden their knowledge of inguistics.
www.greek-language.com /lists   (388 words)

  
 Languages list
Some languages with a freer word order are hard to assign a single canonical order.
For many languages the information is not readily available.
Numbers of speakers are approximate and taken from a number of sources; they usually refer to the total number of speakers in the whole world, not just in one country, particularly relevant for languages such as French, English, and Spanish.
homepage.ntlworld.com /vivian.c/Linguistics/Languageslist.htm   (270 words)

  
 Open Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Linguistics: Languages: Natural   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Language Families - Maps of the various language families, with background reference material, based on Encyclopaedia Britannica material.
The List of Language Lists - List-servers for a wide variety of language studies, from Nostratic to Spanish and Tolkien.
The World's Top Twenty Spoken Languages - Estimates for the world's top 20 languages (given in millions) on the basis of the number of mother-tongue (first-language) speakers and population estimates for those countries where the language has official status.
dmoz.org /Science/Social_Sciences/Linguistics/Languages/Natural   (641 words)

  
 [B-Greek] tongues - languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Things like this are why I wish translating committees would publish a handbook that explains why they translate certain controversial passages the way they do; but that's getting into translation, not necessarily Greek grammar.
Being an unusual or rarely-used (these days) word for "languages," > it perhaps subtly cues the reader/listener to the fact that the text > is speaking about something other than normal human speech.
"Language" is an English word derived from the Latin /lingua/, the tongue.
lists.ibiblio.org /pipermail/b-greek/2005-May/034485.html   (318 words)

  
 The Hail Mary in Foreign Languages
Basque is a language from Biscay, a region contiguous to France and Spain.
Chamorro is a language from the Island of Guam.
Maltese is a language from the Island of Malta.
www.udayton.edu /mary/resources/flhm02.html   (450 words)

  
 Biblical Greek: Learning New Testament and Septuagint Greek
Most Greek grammars say a few things that are completely wrong, and most noted authorities on the Greek language have said at least one stupid thing.
Unfortunately, Greek grammars tend to differ in their use of vocabulary, and most of the ones I will recommend here use linguistic terms and approaches from the last century.
A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament, Max Zerwick and Mary Grosvenor.
www.ibiblio.org /koine   (3060 words)

  
 Awesome Library - English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Provides tools for translators, including dictionaries to support 58 languages, a language translation search engine, a translation engine, and a search for context.
Provides information about geographic distribution, languages of special interest, language by country, language families, names of languages, and more.
Provides language course locations by selected language, with 70 options, and then by institute, city, or country.
www.awesomelibrary.org /Classroom/English/Languages/Languages.html   (830 words)

  
 Less Commonly Taught Languages : Sussex Language Institute : University of Sussex
UCLA Language Materials Project has a database of bibliographic references for over 900 languages, which can be searched by type of material, level of instruction, whether tapes are available etc., often with methodological information.
Chichewa vocabulary and sentence drills (a Bantu language spoken primarily in Malawi and parts of Zambia and Mozambique).
Languages and Scripts of India is particularly strong on Hindi but provides an excellent starting point.
www.sussex.ac.uk /languages/1-6-4-8.html   (824 words)

  
 African Studies Center | Africa: Languages & Softwares
Kiswahili is an African language spoken mainly by the people of eastern and central Africa.
The aim is to establish new dictionaries of the Swahili language, both within Swahili and between Swahili and English.
Sesotho was one of the first African languages to be reduced to writing, and it has an extensive literature.
www.africa.upenn.edu /About_African/ww_langsofw.html   (620 words)

  
 Ethnologue report for Greece
The number of languages listed for Greece is 16.
The Greek of Italy and that of Corsica are probably separate languages (R. Zamponi 1992).
In Cyprus, the dialect is reported to be closer to Classical Greek than that spoken in Greece in some vocabulary and grammar, and to have many Arabic and Turkish loanwords.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Greece   (637 words)

  
 Yamada Language Center: Greek Mailing Lists
Modern Greek linguistics and literature; typesetting of Ancient Greek.
The list will address concerns regarding mainly Hellenic Geneology, finding long lost friends and family, or connections in Greece or elsewhere around the world.
This page is maintained by the Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/lists/greek.html   (450 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Greek Grammar: Books: Herbert Weir Smyth,Gordon M. Messing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
All the Greek Verbs (Greek Language) by N.
There are some scholars who have surpassed Smythe's work in other areas of Greek grammar and syntax, but as far as a basic and comprehensive grammar goes, Smythe is still the best for your both your wallet and your studies.
Not for the beginner (or the fainthearted!) this nevertheless is a nonpareil of a reference for Greek grammar.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0674362500?v=glance   (1282 words)

  
 Jewish-Languages Mailing List: August 2002
You might be interested in this Press Release sent to Linguist List: -Sarah To help explore and record linguistic diversity across the globe, a British foundation has provided £20,000,000 over ten years to create an international scholarly program to study endangered languages.
I am a novice on Jewish languages, and a newbie on this list.
A survey on the history of the Judeo-Spanish language and its achievements.
www.jewish-languages.org /ml/200208.html   (1096 words)

  
 Latin and Greek Word Elements
English is a living language, and it is growing all the time.
Latin was the language spoken by the ancient Romans.
These languages are considered “sisters,” as they all descended from Latin, their “mother” language.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0907017.html   (696 words)

  
 Cancer Resources in Languages other than English - CancerIndex
Australasian Palliative Link International (Australaisia) APLI is a group of palliative care personnel and supporters interested in the development of palliative care globally and in particular to foster links between industrialised and developing countries.
Fundacion Natali Dafme Flexer - de ayuda a ninos con cancer (Argentina) Spanish language - a non profit organisation "of aid to children with cancer" working to improve the quality of life of children with cancer.
JCILF was founded in 1988 at the behest of the tenor Josep Carreras, and funds leukemia research and the Redmo register of marrow donors.
www.cancerindex.org /clinks13.htm   (2715 words)

  
 Greek Language Tips
If you have the LLS, and your Graeca font is not properly installed, visit the Support Solutions page for suggestions on how to fix it.
The checkboxes to the right of the list boxes mean "not" so, if you have a [!a] for your tense, it means "not aorist" or "anything but aorist."
As you type, you'll be able to see if the word actually exists in any of the books — as well, potential "sound alike" alternatives will be presented in the right window (eg.
www.oakharbor.net /rbrannan/Tips/greektip.htm   (851 words)

  
 yourDictionary.com.Comprehensive and Authoritative Language Portal
There are 6,800 known languages spoken in the 200 countries of the world.
New languages and dictionaries are constantly being added to yourDictionary.com; as a result, we have the widest and deepest set of dictionaries, grammars, and other language resources on the web.
If you cannot find the language resources you want on line, yourDictionary now offers 25,000 language resources on tape, video, CD ROM, and in traditional book form for children and adults in cooperation with WorldLanguage.
www.yourdictionary.com /languages.html   (231 words)

  
 European Literature - Electronic Texts
Collections are listed more or less in order of size; indivdual authors are listed alphabetically.
Athena is a good list of individual texts at the largest sites and the first place to try for a specific title.
Large collection of Spanish essays from the 14th to the 20th centuries, listed by author and chronologically.
www.lib.virginia.edu /wess/etexts.html   (1093 words)

  
 Languages of the World
Over 39,000 language dialects and alternate names are catalogued in the Summer Institute of Linguistic's Ethnologue — more than 6,700 languages spoken in 228 countries.
Microsoft's International Word List define the words and phrases that either appear in the Microsoft Windows user interface or are used in describing key concepts of the operating system.
His Little Greek 101 is a tutorial in Koine Greek used by the New Testament.
www.wilsonmar.com /1langs.htm   (1447 words)

  
 Video list - Classics (Greek, Roman), Languages, ESL
Accent correction/reduction for English speakers whose first language is Arabic...
Accent correction/reduction for English speakers whose first language is Chinese [video recording].
Accent correction/reduction for speakers of English whose first language is Korean...
www.coc.cc.ca.us /offices/library/Video_Classic.asp   (373 words)

  
 List of Wikipedias - Meta
The first list, ordered by size, is the complete list of all 229.
The second list is ordered by local language name.
Note: just adding a link below does not suddenly spring a wiki into existence.
meta.wikimedia.org /wiki/Complete_list_of_language_Wikipedias_available   (305 words)

  
 Early Indo-European Languages Online
Moreover, the important ability with respect to these languages is that of reading texts, with or without the help of translations.
The Latin and Greek texts were annotated by Dr. Winfred P. Lehmann for their meaning and grammar; sections at the end of each lesson provide basic descriptions of the language that help one understand the texts.
Obviously these versions are not sufficient to teach languages, such as Greek, that are not written in the so-called Roman alphabet, but they do offer a start.
www.utexas.edu /cola/centers/lrc/eieol/index.html   (2104 words)

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