The Cappadocian dialects
Cappadocian is a Hellenic language mixed up with many Turkish and Persian words. However, before Greek became lingua franca of the region, other ancient languages were spoken there. By carefully isolating words that have no direct relation to Greek, Turkish or Persian, we hope to trace several native words. The pre-Hellenic language of the region was obviously Indo-European and remarkably the words attested can be in relation to remote languages such as Sanskrit. The Luwo-Hittite connection is far from certain, so it will be interesting to see what we might finally recover from this special project of Palaeolexicon.