Why Does Greek Sound Like Spanish?!

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  • Published on:  1/12/2019
  • 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 HiFiSources 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/Phonet...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-endin...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-Gr...
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  • Bill Manassas 4 months ago

    Τι Μπαρθελονα τι Παρθενώνα 😂

  • Sofiaaa Kats yesterday

    Κλαιωω😅😅😂😂😂

  • Vasilio S 3 days ago

    με γονατισες..!!! χαχαχα

  • GD Aris 2 months ago

    Αυτή που μιλάει Ελληνικά ακούγεται σαν να την βρήκαν στο Google translate

  • Mandy Kafka 2 days ago

    Ναι!!

  • TVMR44 5 days ago

    Greek people seem to be a lot of smiling, we don't, we are the southern Germans 😑😂

  • Sταmατία 2 months ago

    Yeah, us Greeks, do not speak that slow. Literally. I even read faster.

  • Niko Garnier 2 hours ago

    I m sorry Greek are not talking as fast as spanish

  • Zoi potamiti 23 hours ago

    we speak Very fast😂❤

  • Xanthi fergadi 2 months ago

    +1 άμα είσαι από Ελλάδα💙💙

  • Aggelos Tsiberidis 3 months ago

    I'm Greek and I studied in UK for 5 years, 90% of new people I met or hearing me talk asked If I was Spanish. It's not only our languages sound the same its also we look the same, I'll throw Italians here as well.

  • Coda Mission 2 days ago

    As a Spanish speaker who has never heard Greek, the comparison here was uncanny. But I disagree that Italians sound similar. The consonants in Northern Italian have a poetic rhythm to them that makes it unlike Greek or Spanish

  • georgeport gr 3 days ago

    Παντού ημαστε..

  • External Media 4 months ago

    Greeks are the only foreighners who can speak Spanish (when they learn the language) exactly with a perfect native accent.

  • MorrisTheFirst yesterday

    Thats right

  • abel nicolae 6 days ago

    @George Kaks fascinating

  • dimitra 2 months ago

    Omg as a Greek, the part were she speaks Greek was SO SLOW! We don't speak that slow😂 I cringed so hard. Also yes I agree, Spanish sounds like a Greek person making up a word with some Greek words haha. Although there is a different accent.

  • BARBATUS 89 yesterday

    Greek sounds like Spanish with TH in there and a lot of -i suffix like Niki and Taki and Athini and -os all over the place. My name is Alejandro, Lord of Asia, Greek conqueror, greatest European in military history! And I fulfilled my name, because I conquered in Asia, being the Spanish conquistador that I am by the grace of THEOS! ¡DIOS! I plan to learn biblical Greek koiné I guess is the name.

  • The Guy from Saturn 18 days ago

    Both languages were read slowly for understanding. The fact that both languages tend to end in vowels probably helps speed of speech... it's easier to link words together. Compare with English where native speakers comparatively have more difficulty speaking fast intelligibly.

  • David Rojas 3 months ago

    Both Greek and Spanish are fast-paced, too. :)

  • @Eva Skarlou Agree

  • Eva Skarlou 10 days ago

    These were both slower than normal

  • Γεια Σου 2 months ago

    Can we talk about the guy who made this video? It's really well made and the information is valid and well understood. Good job!

  • jechudosantos69 3 days ago

    That is why I'm subscribed!

  • @growNblow πρέζα

  • jose garita 3 months ago

    That is true. I am from Costa Rica and speak greek. Είμαι από την Κόστα Ρίκα και μιλάω ελληνικά

  • hawkstrike18+ 5 days ago

    @Θωμάς Οικονόμου diafwnw k 9a epimeinw, me ton dialogo k sebasmo/mia sxetikh katanohsh, mporeis na breis akrh (mexri ena shmeio toulaxiston, kata to dunaton otan milas me atoma sxetika periorismenhs antilhyhs) an ki efoson prospa9hsoun k oi duo meries. To 9ema einai oti oi perissoteroi exoun sunh9isei na mhn prospa9oun!Twra, sto oti einai xasimo xronou na prospa9oume na sumfwnhsoume den 3erw an 9elw na diafwnhsw plhrws, alla 9a to kanw, ki as mhn bazoun mualo oi perissoteroi me ton dialogo... to kanw ...

  • @hawkstrike18+ μπα δε θα το έλεγα φίλε μου. Από τη στιγμή που ασχολήθηκα με το να απαντήσω δεν το χειρίστηκα καλά. Είναι χάσιμο χρόνου να ασχολείσαι με ανθρώπους με νεοελληνική νοοτροπία. Καλή συνέχεια. (O Hawk γαμάει btw)