I wrote: "...and the scarcity of information on Glossa/Romaico/Italiote Greek on the Web..." Allow me to correct myself. Glossa/Gr(a)ecanic/Romaico/Griko does have a small web presence. I collected the following websites earlier today: General Information: Euromosaic http://www.uoc.es/euromosaic/web/document/grec/an/i1/i1.html#1 An excellent site (in Catalan) regarding minority languages in Europe; there is a page on Griko. GeoNative http://www.geocities.com/Athens/9479/griko.html No doubt, many are familiar with this website (in Basque and English); you may not have known that there is a section on Griko. Coordinamento Associazioni della Grecža Salentina http://www.geocities.com/enosi_griko/index.html Political and Historical information about the Greek spoken around the area of Otranto in the Salentine peninsula. Soleto On-Line http://www.freeweb.org/associazioni/soleto/ A rather graphic-intensive website regarding the same. Warning: lots and lots of frames. Stampato C. 3249 http://www.camera.it/_dati/leg13/lavori/stampati/sk3500/relazion/3249.htm Draft of a law regarding protection of the Italiote Greek dialects in Puglia. Grammar of Specific Dialects: Salentine Greek http://atlante.clio.it/grecia/default.html This site has a remarkable amount of material on the dialect of Greek spoken in Puglia. Grika Milume http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/4436/ Another impressive site detailing the Greek of Salento. Texts: Christus Rex http://www.christusrex.org/www1/pater/JPN-grecanic.html This is an evangelic website which has versions of the Pater Noster in most ethnic languages (and even a few conlangs). I've seen plenty of mistakes in their texts, so take them with a grain of salt (or better, an entire pillar!). The Two Sicilies http://www.duesicilie.org/Frame-gs.html It would appear that the South of Italy has spawned its own secessionist movement to mirror that of the North. They have propagandistic texts in most languages, including Grecanico. One of G. Morosi's poems http://www.amalteaonline.com/AdaManfreda/AM63.htm Ada Manfreda has reproduced one of the Griko poems published by Morosi in 1870. Sources for more texts: Istituto Comprensivo Castignano de'Greci http://www.dida.anet.it/castrgreci/serv02.htm These folks publish references for Apulian Greek. The Graecanic Lexicon: http://www.wcl2.ee.upatras.gr/Project/Grec/index.html This site hosts sound files of sentences and individual words being pronounced by a number of native speakers from both Calabria and Puglia, in addition to plenty of information regarding both communities. ObConlang: The Republic of Molossia http://www.molossia.org/griko.html The independent "Republic of Molossia" (Nevada, USA; pop. 4) has, as one of its official languages, Griko. There is a brief description of the grammar of this language. To my knowledge, there also exists a Bible in Griko, published in the last century by Giuseppe Viola; and there are a few more references to 19th century fieldwork in the area. -Chollie _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at http://profiles.msn.com.