AKEL is just stuck in the '30s. Cyprus politics need a progressive European left voice but AKEL is still haunted by Stalin's ghost. Pathetic.
And this kind of censorship, I do believe it exists. They are just immature. They have good intentions (reverse the division between the G/Cs and the T/Cs; not some "Cypriot Nation") but they don't know how to do it.
I said to her that what is today the Greek Language is an evolved form of a dialect that gained prestige and power due to real-life events. If Macedonia was the first region to gain it's 'Independence', dark Ls, vowel devoicing and να-σε-κάνω-κεφτεδάκια accusatives would be the standard. But she insists that there's a concrete entity that is the Language (in that case, Standard Modern Greek as taught in Greek schools) and dialects are some kind of branches that were derived afterwards.
Who can I blame? Her professor, dear Mr. Bambiniotis or these silly "language family trees" that are more harm that good?
Btw, Tsakonian, strictly speaking, isn't a different branch of Hellenic languages all together? I mean, every living modern dialect has its roots in Hellenistic Koine (and in turn, to Attic), except Tsakonian which originates from some Doric Koine. If anything, Tsakonian is the only dialect deserving to be called a language on purely linguistic criteria, but of course it's as you say, politics. It's common around the world. Nordic languages is an example of very similar πράματα-που-μιλιούνται that aren't considered dialects and on the other hand Chinese is a group of languages that are considered dialects.
Όσο για το ίντα, ακολουθώ την αρχήν του Τριανταφυλλίδη για την ετυμολογικήν αδιαφάνειαν, άρα απλογραφώ το. Άλλωστε η ορθογραφία εν ιστορική, όι ετυμολογική