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Word: demotic

Definition: of or pertaining to the people


Sentences Containing 'demotic'

Some of the hieratic copies contain demotic notations, but no purely demotic form of the text has been found.
The fall of the Junta of 1974 and the end of the era of Metapolítefsi 1974–1976 brought the acceptance of the Demotic dialect as both the de facto and de jure forms of the language for use by the Greek government, though the Katharevousa movement has left marks in the language.
The whole attempt led to a linguistic war and the creation of literary factions: the "Dhimotikistés" (Δημοτικιστές), who supported the common (Demotic) dialect, and the "Lóyii" (Λόγιοι), or "Katharevusyáni" (Καθαρευουσιάνοι), who supported the "purified dialect".
Today, standard modern Greek, based on Demotic, is the official language of both Greece and Cyprus.
Use of the Demotic dialect in state speech and paperwork was forbidden.

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