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Similar or identical?

Postby kurupetos » Thu May 10, 2018 6:38 pm

Who taught these people to speak like this?



GR! will love it! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Similar or identical?

Postby Get Real! » Thu May 10, 2018 8:21 pm

Pay attention to what one of them says in the video…

“Unlike other places we preserve the byzantine traditions…”

We are all former byzantine territories and we thus speak the byzantine language not Greek, because the labels “Greece” and “Greek” did not yet exist.

NB: Byzantium = Eastern Roman Empire
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Re: Similar or identical?

Postby Sotos » Thu May 10, 2018 8:55 pm

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Re: Similar or identical?

Postby Get Real! » Thu May 10, 2018 9:04 pm

Sotos wrote:https://www.britannica.com/topic/Byzantine-Greek-language

And that proves that Cypriots are not Greek, but simply share a language as a result of belonging to the same former empire.

Whereas you previously thought that you (Cypriots) were of Balkan origin! :roll: :lol:
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Re: Similar or identical?

Postby Londonrake » Thu May 10, 2018 9:06 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:https://www.britannica.com/topic/Byzantine-Greek-language

And that proves that Cypriots are not Greek, but simply share a language as a result of belonging to the same former empire.

Whereas you previously thought that you (Cypriots) were of Balkan origin! :roll: :lol:


I've learned - through experience and some, minor, adversity - to regard you as unique. 8)
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Re: Similar or identical?

Postby Get Real! » Thu May 10, 2018 9:16 pm

Londonrake wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:https://www.britannica.com/topic/Byzantine-Greek-language

And that proves that Cypriots are not Greek, but simply share a language as a result of belonging to the same former empire.

Whereas you previously thought that you (Cypriots) were of Balkan origin! :roll: :lol:


I've learned - through experience and some, minor, adversity - to regard you as unique. 8)

In a bizarre twist of events, I was lucky to escape the early fundamental Greek brainwashing that is firmly rooted here in primary schools.

They catch them early and make “little Greeks” out of them by hijacking the Byzantine Empire as being a “Greek empire”!

Such is the travesty going on here to this day…
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Re: Similar or identical?

Postby Pyrpolizer » Thu May 10, 2018 10:15 pm

The Byzantium language was almost Ancient Greek. Nobody speaks or understands that anymore.What the guy wanted to say is that the dialect of Cyprus as well as that of the people of Rhodes are very similar, presumably because we both preserved many things from the Byzantium or ancient Greek language.

However we did NOT preserve the Greek language because we were part of the same empire! If that were the reason then today's people of Bulgaria, Serbia, FYROM, Albania, Romania South Ukraine,Turkey, and Middle east would today be speaking Greek.
We preserved it because it was our language from 300 BC.
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Re: Similar or identical?

Postby Sotos » Thu May 10, 2018 10:17 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:https://www.britannica.com/topic/Byzantine-Greek-language

And that proves that Cypriots are not Greek, but simply share a language as a result of belonging to the same former empire.

Whereas you previously thought that you (Cypriots) were of Balkan origin! :roll: :lol:


1. Cypriots were Greek way before there was any Roman or Byzantine empires
2. Cyprus was under many different empires, and our ethnicity does not change based on which empire holds Cyprus. Otherwise we would all be British, which was the last empire to have Cyprus.

We share a language, religion, culture etc. That is what ethnicity is about.
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Re: Similar or identical?

Postby Sotos » Thu May 10, 2018 10:22 pm

Get Real! wrote:In a bizarre twist of events, I was lucky to escape the early fundamental Greek brainwashing that is firmly rooted here in primary schools.


Bizarre twist of events = you are an uneducated high school drop out ;) And you pretend to be a Computer Scientist, a linguist, a historian etc, even though you are clueless in everything.
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Re: Similar or identical?

Postby Pyrpolizer » Thu May 10, 2018 10:37 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Sotos wrote:https://www.britannica.com/topic/Byzantine-Greek-language

And that proves that Cypriots are not Greek, but simply share a language as a result of belonging to the same former empire.

Whereas you previously thought that you (Cypriots) were of Balkan origin! :roll: :lol:


Actually you are the only one who thinks the Cypriots think they are of Balkan origin. :P
Which part of the Balkans are you referring anyway?

I have no idea how many Greeks colonized Cyprus from ancient times, but you can't deny the fact that certain areas were historically populated exclusively by ancient Greeks.
For example the Lapithos - Karavas area people descend from ancient Spartans. It's a historically proven fact. Ask kifeas!
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