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Have you ever noticed that Greek sounds a lot like Spanish? If so, find out what makes them sound similar! Special thanks to Edu Tudela and Joanna Hotova for their Spanish and Greek audio samples! And thanks to Jimmy Giokezas for his additional Greek samples. Have you ever considered supporting Langfocus on Patreon? Visit http://patreon.com/langfocus to learn how. Current patrons include: Andres Resendez Borgia, Anjo Barnes, Arthur Robinson, Auguste Fields, Behnam Esfahbod, Bennett Seacrist, Brandon Gonzalez, Brian Michalowski, Fiona de Visser, Georgina Toland, Guillermo Jimenez, Jacob Madsen, John Moffat, Matthew Etter, Michael Arbagi, Michael Cuomo, Nobbi Lampe-Strang, Paul Boychuk, Rosalind Resnick, Ruben Sanchez Jr, Sebastian Langshaw, ShadowCrossZero, Victoria Goh, Vincent David, Yuko Sunda, [APG]RoboCop[CL], Adam Fitch, Adam Powell, Adam Vanderpluym, Alberto del Angel, Alex Hanselka, Ali Muhammed Alshehri, Andrew Hopkins, Andrew Woods, Angeline Biot, Artur Kondrashin, Ashley Dierolf, Atsushi Yoshida, Avital Levant, Bartosz Czarnotta, Brent Warner, Brian Begnoche, Bron X, Bruce Schultz, Bruce Stark, Bruno Filippi, Carl saloga, Charis T'Rukh, Christian Langreiter, Christopher Lowell, Craig A Stewart, Dave Orum, David Anglin, David LeCount, Diane Young, divad, Divadrax, Don Ross, Donald and Alexandra Wycoff, Donald Tilley, Edward Wilson, Elzbieta Koziel, Eric Loewenthal, Erin Robinson Swink, fatimahl, Florian Breitwieser, Frank Sellers, Gary Walker, Gemmy, Grace Wagner, Haiko Eitzen, Hannes Egli, Harry Kek, Henri Saussure,James and Amanda Soderling, James Lillis, Jens Aksel Takle, Jerry Janowitz, JESUS FERNANDO MIRANDA BARBOSA, JL Bumgarner, Jugurtha Ait Juba, Justin Faist, Kevin J. Baron, Klaw117, Kristian Erickson, Laura Morland, Leo Barudi, Lincoln Hutton, Lorraine Inez Lil, Mahmoud Hashemi, Margaret Langendorf, Mariana Bentancor, Mark, Mark Grigoleit, Mark Kemp, Maurice Chou, Merrick Bobb, Michael Regal, Mike Frysinger, mimichi, Mohammed A. Abahussain, Nicholas Gentry, Nicole Tovar, Oleksandr Ivanov, Panot, Pauline Pavon, Paulla Fetzek, Peter Andersson, Peter Nikitin, Phoebe Churches, Pomax, Raymond Thomas, Renato Paroni de Castro, Richard Kelly, Rick Gerritzen, Rob Hoskins, Robert (Bob) Dobbin, Robert Sheehan, Roland Seuhs, Ronald Brady, Scott Irons, Scott Russell, Sergio Pascalin, Sierra Rooney, Simon Blanchet, Sophia-Rose Marron, Spartak Kagramanyan, Steeven Lapointe, Stefan Reichenberger, Suzanne Jacobs, Sven Onnerstad, Theophagous, Tomáš Pauliček, Tryggurhavn, veleum, William O Beeman, William Shields, yasmine jaafar, Zala Erklavec, Zoe Brown, Éric Martin. Music: “Rocka” by Text Me Records / Bobby Renz. “Sunrise Drive” by South London HiFi Sources of information for this video include: Greek Phonetics: The State of the Art. Amalia Arvaniti. Phonetic Variability of the Greek Rhotic Sound. Mary Baltazani. http://www.academia.edu/633275/Phonetic_variability_of_the_Greek_rhotic_sound Celdrán, Eugenio & Planas, Ana Maria & Carrera-Sabaté, Josefina. (2003). Castilian Spanish. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 33. 255-259. 10.1017/S0025100303001373. Spanish Words From Greek Ending in '-ma' Often Masculine. Gerald Erichsen. https://www.thoughtco.com/greek-ending-ma-often-masculine-3079276 Durational Variability in Speech and the Rhythm Class Hypothesis. Esther Grabe. University of Cambridge. The following online discussion: https://www.quora.com/Why-does-the-Greek-language-sound-like-Spanish
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