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  • Tuesday, November 20, 2007

    Selanik

    Salonicco, Selanik, Солун? Salonicha or Salonique? There are at least thirteen medieval variants alone; the city is an indexer's nightmare and a linguist's delight. 'Is there really a correct pronunciation of Salonika?' wrote an English ex-serviceman in 1941. 'At any rate nearly all of us now spell it with a "k".' His presumption stirred up a hornet's nest. 'Why Saloneeka, when every man in the last war knew it as Salonika?' responded a certain Mr Pole from Totteridge. 'I disagree with W. Pole', wrote Captain Vance from Edgware, Middlesex. 'Every man in the last war did not know it as Salonika'. Mr Wilks of Newbury tried to calm matters by helpfully pointing out that in 1937 'by Greek royal decree, Salonica reverted to Thessaloniki'. In fact it had been officially known by the Greek form since the Ottomans were defeated in 1912.

    Mazower, p.16




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    Blogger Aντώνης said...

    Για μένα πάντα Θεσσαλονίκη ήταν μια γοργόνα κι οποίος της έλεγε αλήθεια τον σκότωνε όποιον ψέμματα τον αγαπούσε. Μιά ερώτηση μόνο να κάνω: Ζει ο βασιλιάς Αλέξανδρος;

    November 20, 2007 1:47 pm  
    Blogger Μαρκησία του Ο. said...

    Σε περιμένουμε ;-)

    ΧΧ

    November 21, 2007 7:22 am  
    Anonymous lady d said...

    thimisou ton Diego...

    November 22, 2007 2:22 pm  
    Blogger Xilaren said...

    χμ, αλήθεια ή ψέμματα;

    :) @ μ

    lady d: Diego, αγόρι τρελό, κυκλοφορούσε παράφορα ερωτευμένος με ένα ανήλικο, οπότε απλώς.. οφθαλμόλουτρο :)

    November 28, 2007 2:39 pm  
    Blogger mourga said...

    na pas sto zithos ntore (an den exeis paei hdh...)kai sto zep kisso panw apo to panorama, exei tin kalyterh thea!
    zileyw!

    kai se perimenw kai athina:)
    x

    November 28, 2007 4:02 pm  
    Blogger Xilaren said...

    twra mas ta lete kyria mou??? epistrepsame, meiname nistikoi and it is all YOUR fault! :P

    (fotospatho stin poli sas se 20 meres!!!:P)

    November 29, 2007 11:08 am  

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