ERIC Number: ED109911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May-13
Reference Count: N/A
Some Remarks on the Stylistic Status of Modern Greek Lexical Elements in Rumanian.
Many speakers of Modern Greek have an exaggerated notion of the superiority of their language vis-a-vis Turkish and the languages of Southeastern Europe. It would therefore come as a surprise to some Greeks that Modern Greek lexical elements in Romanian have undergone a substantial stylistic demotion during the past century or so. In this paper only those words which entered Romanian during the Phanoriot Era, i.e., between 1711 and 1821, are considered. These "Phanariotisms" underwent stylistic markings which changed the original meanings of the loanwords. They are found only in spoken Romanian, or in a written style which purports to imitate the spoken style. Greek models of some Phanariotisms are stylistically marked in Greek as they are in Romanian. It is further suggested that certain unmarked Phanariotistic suffixes are so because they underwent stylistic change in Greek before being incorporated into Romanian. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act Title VI