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Modern Greek Dialects are characterized by a variety of suffixes concerning the inflectional endings of the imperfect tense. In Lesbos, inflectional suffixes vary from village to village. Certain types descend from Ancient Greek while others have been developed via paradigmatic levelling. The field work has been conducted with the use of a questionnaire.

-omna:
Verbal types
achtardzomna (achtardizumi ‘to fall down’), vastiomna (vastiemi ‘to be held’), kathomna (kathumi ‘to sit’), kapadzomna (kapadizumi ‘to feel dizzy’), bulandzomna (bulandizumi ‘to feel vomiting’), salajomna (salajemi ‘to move slightly’).

Study areas

  1. Afalonas
  2. Agia Paraskevi
  3. Agiasos
  4. Agra
  5. Akrasi
  6. Ampeliko
  7. Anemotia
  8. Antisa
  9. Argenos
  10. Arisvi
  11. Asomatos
  12. Chidira
  13. Dafia
  14. Drota
  15. Eresos
  16. Filia
  17. Ipios
  18. Ipsilometopo
  19. Kaloni
  20. Kapi
  21. Kato Tritos
  22. Keramia
  23. Klio
  24. Komi
  25. Kunturidia
  26. Lafiona
  27. Lampu Mili
  28. Lepetimnos
  29. Lisvori
  30. Lutra
  31. Mantamados
  32. Megalochori
  33. Mesagros
  34. Mesotopos
  35. Michos
  36. Mistegna
  37. Molivos
  38. Moria
  39. Napi
  40. Nees Kidonies
  41. Neochori
  42. Paleochori
  43. Paleokipos
  44. Pamfila
  45. Panagiuda
  46. Papados
  47. Parakila
  48. Pelopi
  49. Petra
  50. Pigi
  51. Plagia
  52. Plakados
  53. Plomari
  54. Polichnitos
  55. Pterunta
  56. Sigri
  57. Sikamia
  58. Sikunta
  59. Skala Lutron
  60. Skala Sikamias
  61. Skalochori
  62. Skopelos
  63. Skutaros
  64. Stipsi
  65. Thermi
  66. Trigonas
  67. Vafio
  68. Vasilika
  69. Vatera
  70. Vatusa
  71. Vrisa