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Katharevousa vs. Koine

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Katharevousa

Katharevousa (Greek: Καθαρεύουσα, pronounced [kaθaˈrevusa], literally ) is a conservative form of the Modern Greek language conceived in the late 18th century as both a literary language and a compromise between Ancient Greek and the contemporary vernacular, Demotic Greek. Originally, it was widely used for both literary and official purposes, though sparingly in daily language.

‘purifying [language]’;

Koinenoun

A lingua franca.

Koinenoun

A regional language that becomes standard over time.

Koinenoun

a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire

Koinenoun

a common language used by speakers of different languages;

‘Koine is a dialect of ancient Greek that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean area in Roman times’;

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