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  Tsakonian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tsakonian is a Hellenic language spoken in the Tsakonian region of the Peloponnese, Greece.
Geographical barriers to travel and communication kept the Tsakonians relatively isolated from the rest of Greece until the 19th century, although there was some trade between the coastal towns.
The rise of mass education and improved travel beginning after the Greek War of Independence meant that Tsakonian speakers were no longer as isolated from the rest of Greece and there began a rapid decline from an estimated figure of some 200,000 speakers to the present number.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Tsakonian   (349 words)

 Modern Greek - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tsakonian (Τσακωνική): Spoken today only by 10 villages around the city of Sparta in the region of Laconia in Southern Peloponnese.
Tsakonian evolved directly from Laconian (ancient Spartan) and therefore descends from the Doric branch of the Greek language.
It has no heritage from Hellenistic Koine and is significantly different from all its daughter dialects (such as Demotic and Pontic).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Modern_Greek   (1214 words)

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Tsakonians are descendents issuing from Laconians who speak their own dialect, the Tsakonian dialect is a corrupted form of ancient Doric.
The Tsakonian dialect although threatened and slowly disappearing, is still widespread in the region.
According to local inhabitants, Tsakonian is spoken, with degrees ranging from adequate to excellent proficiency by approximately 2000.
arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr /arkadia/engversion/places/leonidio.htm   (477 words)

 Leonidion Arkadias - The Tsakonian Dance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Researchers have not yet decided about the origin of the Tsakonian dance, and we do not know whether they are even able to prove its origin, which is ancient/very old.
It is a quite controversial matter as far as the initial cause of origin.
Then it forms a "snail" while moving to a slow rhythm and unfolds fast/very quickly, representing life.
www.leonidio.gr /en/tsakonikos_xoros.htm   (218 words)

 ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTIONS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Rooted deeply in the tradition of the area, the production of Tsakonian eggplants reaches 6,000 tons each year in an area of 800 acres.
Its exceptional quality and taste are attributed to the soil and climate conditions but also to the cultivation technique which uses mostly organic fertilizers.
Tsakonian eggplants are produced from May until October.
members.shaw.ca /leonidio/economic/economic.htm   (568 words)

 New Greek language
The New Greek Koine was created on the basis of southern dialects in the 18-19 centuries and spread quickly in the cities.
Besides from Koine, there are 4 dialectal groups linguists have found in new Greek: Pontic with some Ionic Greek features and Middle Greek morphology; Cappadocian, close to Pontic but with strong Turkish influence; Tsakonian - the only dialect which preserves the Doric Greek traits; and Lower Italian.
The literature language of Greece exists in tow main varieties: kathareusa, which continues Attic literature norms, and dimotika - the popular language, which was allowed to use officially only in the previous century.
members.tripod.com /~babaev/tree/greek.html   (263 words)

 Fallacies and Facts
Aristeas and the scholars who were assisting him trimmed the language a little, eliminated the Attic idiosyncrasies and added words as well as grammatical and syntactical rules mainly from the Doric, Ionic, and Aeolic dialects.
Today the Hellenic language accepts only one dialect, the Tsakonian, which is a direct development of the ancient Doric dialect of Sparta.
Tsakonian dialect, the descendant of the Spartan Doric, is almost impossible to understand if one is not familiar with it.
www.greece.org /themis/macedonia/factseng.htm   (6149 words)

 Arkadia - Peloponnese
In one entirely unique instance, that of Leonidio, the local language (Tsakonian) is a direct descendant of ancient Doric.
Even the local customs go back a long way, and the Tsakonian dance is held by many to be a re-enactment of Theseus emerging from the Minotaurs Labyrinth.
After Kiveri, the coastal road from the Argolid continues to the south to Paralio Astros, a charming resort village with, at Nisi, the ruins of a Venetian castle.
www.arkadiahotels.gr /fun_en.htm   (1052 words)

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he Tsakonian Dance in totality (melody, rhythm and dance) is perhaps the only sample of ancient greek music which has reached modern times.
It has reached our time primarily due to the fact that it is a sacred song of worship.
Moreover, Theseus prayed to the God Apollo before embarking on his journey to Knossos and in arriving in Delos on his return journey, Delos is the birthplace of the God.
arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr /arkadia/culture/tsakonia/bekiros.html   (584 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It belongs to the Attic subgroup of the Greek group, that also includes Cappadocian Greek, Ancient Greek, Pontic, Romano-Greek, all spoken in Greece, and Yevanic, which is spoken in Israel.
The official and spoken literary dialect is Standard Modern Greek (i.e Mackridge 1985, Holton, et al, 1997) which developed from the spoken Dimotiki while keeping a number of more formal and archaic characteristics found in Katharevousa.
There are a number of other languages and dialects spoken in Greece by small populations: Arvanitika, Bulgarian, Pontic, Romani, Slavic, Tsakonian, and Turkish.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=30&menu=004   (1082 words)

 Dictionary of Languages: The Definitive Reference to More than 400 Languages - Andrew Dalby
If you've got even a passing interest in linguistics, this work of erudition is addictively browsable.
In the entry on Greek is an insert on the dialect of Tsakonian.
Spoken only in an inaccessible mountain district in the Peloponnese, it's a direct descendant of the ancient Greek Doric dialect.
www.bookswap.ws /Content/findonamazonus-Asin-0231115695.html   (853 words)

 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:TSD
Isolated in summer in the mountains west of Leonidi in the eastern Peloponnesus; in winter they descend to Leonidi and neighboring towns.
Derived from the Doric dialect spoken in Lakonia by ancient Spartans.
www.ethnologue.com /14/show_language.asp?code=TSD   (135 words)

 The Daily Princetonian: Monday, May 10, 1999
This program seemed like a great way to experience how it would be like to live and work there," she explained.
Darko will be studying a Greek dialect in the Tsakonian region of Greece at the University of Athens.
A classics major who also will receive certificates in linguistics and Hellenic studies, Darko is considering earning a masters in linguistics at the University of Athens.
www.dailyprincetonian.com /Content/1999/05/10/news/grossman.html   (576 words)

 Sparta - Crystalinks
In fact, Slavic tribes were found in the Peloponnese until well into Ottoman times.
It has been theorized that speakers of the now-moribund Doric derived language of Tsakonian are the descendants of Spartan refugees of the barbarian invasions.
This passed shortly afterwards into the hands of the Byzantines, who retained it until the Turks under Mehmed II captured it in 1460.
crystalinks.com /sparta.html   (2836 words)

 [1999: January] Re: ?Tsakonian digamma
Maybe in reply to: Helma Dik: "?Tsakonian digamma"
Tsakonian could be defined as the closest remains of the ancient Makedonian language with the Vlachika following.
>If I remember correctly, Tsakonian is indeed the dialect in which sheep
omega.cohums.ohio-state.edu /mailing_lists/CLA-L/1999/01/0193.php   (143 words)

 ODIN results for language Tsakonian (TSD)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
(Alternate names and dialects for Tsakonian are Kastanista-sitena, Leonidio-prastos, Northern Tsakonian, Propontis Tsakonian, Southern Tsakonian, Tsakonia, and Vatka-havoutsi)
The results presented here represent data found on the Web that contain suspected instances of Interlinear Glossed Text (IGT).
Funding for ODIN has been provided by the Data-Driven Linguistics Ontology grant (NSF BCS #0411348), the EMELD grant (NSF ITR #0094934), and the California State University, Fresno.
www.csufresno.edu /odin/igt_urls.php?lang=TSD   (209 words)

 [MGSA-L] Minority Language Resources In Modern Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Some questions which may be interesting to some : 1.
Is there a dictionary of the Tsakonian language/dialect/idiom in modern Greek ?
Who is the publisher of the Greek-Pomak dictionary (4th Military District Command in Thrace ?) Regards to all list members, PN
maillists.uci.edu /mailman/public/mgsa-l/2003-October/002505.html   (93 words)

 Tsakonian Travel Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Tsakonian is used in mountain towns and villages inland from the east coast of the Peloponnesos peninsula of Greece.
It is derived from the Doric dialect of ancient Greek spoken by the Spartans.
Do you have a language or dialect to add?
www.travelphrases.info /languages/Tsakonian.htm   (54 words)

 Minutes of the 10th meeting of TC304/WG2
AI9411-07 Evangelos Melagrakis to provide official confirmation on Coptic and Tsakonian.
Official confirmation on Coptic and Tsakonian is still missing.
AI9511-05 Everyone to check P2.2 regarding the languages in their own pervue.
www.evertype.com /standards/tc304wg2/tc304wg2doc/n586r.html   (1252 words)

 Leonidio Things To Do - Travel Guides - VirtualTourist.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Tyros is another village close to Leonidio, a place where once I had been for vacations with my family, when I was a child (I still remember that...
There are two nice beaches there, try the tsakonian products...
Leonidio has been built near the sea, but rests among steep mountains.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Greece/Prefecture_of_of_Arcadia/Leonidio-421858/Things_To_Do-Leonidio-R-2.html   (270 words)

To get an account of Arkadia according to an ancient Greek Historian by the name of Pausanias, please visit:
To the left is Captain Manolakis who fought in the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Turks.
members.shaw.ca /leonidio/history/history.htm   (223 words)

 Minutes of the 12th meeting of TC304/WG2
AI9406-02 Michael Everson to provide fonts for all characters in EES.
AI9411-07 Evangelos Melagrakis to provide official confirmation on Tsakonian.
AI9511-12 Keld Simonsen to take contact with TC37 on L/11112a (Terminology formats) OPEN
www.evertype.com /standards/tc304wg2/tc304wg2doc/n674r.html   (2652 words)

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