Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?

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Bill Ross
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Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?

Post by Bill Ross » April 5th, 2019, 8:35 am

This is perhaps slightly tangential to the site's usual focus but I'm asking in case anyone happens to be able to hazard an informed guess...

Is it at all likely that in the Koine period that the Romans spoke Greek with what people refer to now as an "Italian accent"?
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Barry Hofstetter
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Re: Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?

Post by Barry Hofstetter » April 5th, 2019, 1:41 pm

It's practically impossible for adult learners of a second language not to have an "accent." it's also a sure bet that there were regional differences in pronunciation.
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Re: Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?

Post by Matthew Longhorn » April 6th, 2019, 6:05 am

The modern Italian accent also surely wouldn't have existed back then?
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