Dialect In Greek Language Research Paper

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drawing symbol is a consonant-vowel combination. Linear B dates from the Mycenaean civilization. In the late 9th and early 8th century BC, the language found was based on the Phoenician syllabary, written from left to right and back again. This form of inscription is the closest to the modern language of today
Athens was conquered in the fourth century B.C. by King Philip of Macedonia. Alexander the Great, Philip’s son, who was tutored by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, set out to conquer the world and spread Greek culture and language. Because Alexander spoke Attic Greek, it was this dialect that was spread. It was also the dialect spoken by the famous Athenian writers. This was the beginning of the Hellenistic Age.
During the Hellenistic
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The dialects also interacted with each other. Eventually this adaptation resulted in what today we call Koine Greek."Koine" (κοινή) means "common" and describes the common, everyday form of the language, used by everyday people. Koine eventually was separated into two groups: literary Koine and popular Koine.
While literary Koine was used in both spoken and written form by the educated upper classes and intellectuals, popular Koine served as the vernacular among the common people. Popular Koine was primarily spoken, and found in the literary works only of lower-class writers. Popular Koine was set apart by its breaking down of the traditional Koine grammar and its adoption of vocabulary from other Middle Eastern languages.
It was not considered a polished literary form of the language, and in fact some writers of this era purposefully imitated the older style of Greek (which is like someone today writing in King James English). Koine was a simplified form of classical Greek and unfortunately many of the subtleties of classical Greek were lost. Around the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, some scholars pushed for a return to the old, pure Attic dialect. This movement proved largely unsuccessful at that time, however, and Koine is roughly dated to have prevailed from the time of Alexander the Great’s conquests in the 4th century BC to the reign of Justinian in the 6th century
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