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Tsakonian language: Quiz


Question 1: Prayers and liturgies of the Greek Orthodox Church have been translated into Tsakonian, but the ancient ________ of the traditional church services is usually used as in other locations in Greece.
Ancient GreekGreek languageKoine GreekAncient Greek dialects

Question 2: Geographical barriers to travel and communication kept the Tsakonians relatively isolated from the rest of ________ until the 19th century, although there was some trade between the coastal towns.

Question 3: It is not ________ with Standard Greek, and is therefore sometimes considered a separate language, though historically it derives from the Greek Doric dialect.
MultilingualismDialect continuumDiasystemMutual intelligibility

Question 4: This is more like the Czech usage of ________ (such as š).
Acute accentMacronDiacriticCaron

Question 5: Since the introduction of ________ to all villages in Tsakonia by the 1970s, the Greek mass media can reach the most remote of areas and profoundly affect the speech of younger speakers.
ElectricityElectric chargeElectric currentElectromagnetism

Question 6: However, there has always been contact with ________ speakers and the language was not entirely unaffected by the neighboring Greek dialects.
Ancient Greek dialectsKoine GreekAncient GreekGreek language

Question 7: Costakis invented an orthography using dots, spiritus asper, and ________ for use in his works, which has been used in his grammar and several other works.
Acute accentCaronDiacriticMacron

Question 8: Tsakonian, Tsaconian, Tzakonian or Tsakonic (Greek Τσακώνικα) is a highly divergent dialect of modern Greek or a separate language spoken in the Tsakonian region of the Peloponnese, ________.


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