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I traveled in Pulia, and in some places there they still spoke Greco. smelka.
Smelka,you found my page I see. Thanks for stopping by!Appulia is such a beautiful place too. The mix of Italian and Greek sounds very appealing to my ear. I wonder how it does to someone whose native tongue is neither language.
It sound beautiful in my Norwegian ears! I wonder if the Greco is very different from the Greek now spoken in Greece?
Thank you S! So glad to see you here!In short, not wildly. The language sounds like a mix of mostly Greek words intonated in the Italian manner (much like happens in the Ionians islands in Greece, which were occupied by the Venetians for so long). I can easily understand most of it, while at the same time not knowing Greco. It does have a couple of Latin-derived words though (pensero=think). It sounds beautiful to my ear too! :-)
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