modus.irrealis wrote:Another book is Medieval and Modern Greek by Robert Browning, which is a nice overview of those periods of Greek.
Gonzalo, what you do mean by "medieval Greek"? I ask, because most of the works written in Greek during the medieval era were (meant to be) in good Ancient Greek and wouldn't really represent the development of the language, so you should be okay with those. For the spoken language, I don't think there are that many texts in Medieval Greek -- major works I know of are the Chronicle of Morea (one version available at this site) and the poems about Digenes Akrites (which unfortunately I couldn't find anywhere online), but these are fairly late and their language does seem fairly modern, although I've read that they show a large amount of learned forms so they're not a direct reflection of the spoken language either.
annis wrote:The very, very best book on this subject is unfortunately out of print and very expensive. A library might be able to find it for you: Geoffrey Horrocks' Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers.
plukidis wrote: I'm so very fortunate that I was able to acquire a copy.
I would ask for some additional reference(s) in order for me to gain a fuller understanding of chapter 6 (p 102), specifically vowel triangles, and the pictograms which represent uttered sounds (phonemes and diphthongs).
annis wrote:plukidis wrote: I'm so very fortunate that I was able to acquire a copy.
Ooh. I'm jealous.
I know that it is not proper giving new life to dead threads but someone might judge the next paper useful:
La lengua griega en la Baja Edad Media (The Greek Tongue in Late Middle Ages)
http://interclassica.um.es/investigacio ... edad_media
Despite itÂ´s written in Spanish, I highly recommend it.
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