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Month: November 2009

More on Lazaros Belleli

By: | Post date: 2009-11-30 | Comments: 6 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Literature, Mediaeval Greek
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Readers may remember I posted a couple of posts earlier in the year on Lazarus Belléli, and his bareknuckled fight with Dirk Hesseling over publishing the Judaeo-Greek Torah. I relied on googleable sources to get background on Belleli, about whom I’d heard nothing since his fight with Hesseling; thanks to the online 1901-1906 Jewish Encyclopaedia, […]

History of Australian English

By: | Post date: 2009-11-16 | Comments: 2 Comments
Posted in categories: English, Linguistics
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This post is not about Greek, although there are parallels with a couple of phases of the history of Greek. I picked up Speaking Our Language: The Story of Australian English, while in Sydney. It’s a history of Australian English for the general audience, written by Bruce Moore, a lexicographer at the Australian National Dictionary […]

Andronikos Noukios, aka Nicander of Corcyra

By: | Post date: 2009-11-09 | Comments: 7 Comments
Posted in categories: Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek
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There won’t be much from me here this month, as I’ve been on the road and still am. However, a chance discovery I made at the ANU Library leads to another superficial post on Greek diglossia; with me away from my books, that’s as much as I can do. In the 1540s, Andronico Nunzio from […]

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