φωνή και μάλιστα τους δημοσιεύοντας’ (Although most of the people are Greek origin,they use the Italian speech, especially the state people).In 535 A.C., Justinianos was the first, who put forward that the subjects of the Empirehad difficulties to understand the state laws of the State, that were written in Latin, so hedecided to translate them into Greek: ‘Ου του πατρώα φωνή (λατινική) τον νόμοσυνεγράψαμε αλλά ταύτη τη κοινή τε και ελλάδι δια το πρόχειρον της ερμηνείας ώστεάπασι είναι αυτόν γνώριμον’ (We wrote the law not in fatherland language-Latin- , butin Greek language, so that law can be understood to everyone).So it appears that the presence of Latin and Greek in the Balkan area is long and lastsaround seven centuries and throughout this time we have crucial linguistic changes inthese areas. The Greek and Latin managed to eliminate the two ancient languages,Illyrian and Thracian. Latin language dominates north and Greek south. Jirecek (Czechoslovak historian and politician) based on ancient inscriptions (Greek, Latin) andhis research, made this distinction (north, south), so we call the line ‘Jirecek’, which isstill accepted by the science of history and linguistics.This line starts from Lissos of Albania, passes north of Lake Ohrid, continues to Skopje,Sofia and ends at the mouth of the Danube.Things were this way until the invasion of the Slavic tribes in the Balkans, where Slavicidioms spread on the peninsula. After this fact, Latin language had the largest shrinkage.From the Latin speaking part rescued Dacoroumanic (now Romanian) was saved, plusthe site of the Dalmatian coast (Dalmatia) plus some linguistc islets throughout theBalkans, like and Vlachs Greece and Vlachs from other Balkan countries.In particular, Latin language bequeathed four Balkan languages, which can safely becharacterized distinct (independent) languages (Katsanis’ theory). These areDacoroumanic (now Romanian), Koutsovlachic, Moglenitic and Istroroumanic.
(scientist) in his book "
The Vlachs, pages from the history,language and tradition
", publications ‘UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS, Thessalonica2010.)