The linguistic profile of Romeyka

Romeyka presents the linguist with several interesting properties that are not found in other varieties of Greek. Though it is true that Turkish has influenced Romeyka, for instance in the word order, strikingly, some properties cannot be explained by language contact. As such, they must be treated as either internally motivated changes or as retentions from an earlier stage of the Greek language, which may, however, be subject to further internal change. A selection of these interesting properties in the Romeyka of Of (Çaykara) include the following: infinitives, negators, double-object constructions, and multiple wh-fronting. The list is by no means exhaustive, but rather reflects the progress of the project in understanding the various aspects of the Romeyka grammar.