Cypriot Greek

  title={Cypriot Greek},
  author={Amalia Arvaniti},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={173 - 178}
  • A. Arvaniti
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Cypriot Greek is the dialect of Modern Greek spoken on the island of Cyprus by approximately 650,000 people and also by the substantial immigrant communities of Cypriots in the UK, North America, Australia, South Africa and elsewhere. Due to lengthy isolation, Cypriot Greek is so distinct from Standard Greek as to be often unintelligible to speakers of the Standard. Greek Cypriot speakers, on the other hand, have considerably less difficulty understanding Greeks, since Standard Greek is the… 
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ΠEΡΙΛΗΨΗ Η παρούσα μeλέτη eξeτάζeι πeιραματικά ορισμένα ακουστικά χαρακτηριστικά των διπλών συμφώνων της κυπριακής και τα συγκρίνeι μe αυτά των αντίστοιχων μονών. Τα σύμφωνα eξeτάστηκαν σe πeριβάλλον
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