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Day: April 26, 2016
What is the best part about learning modern Greek?
How much more regular and simple the grammar is, compared to Ancient Greek. Downside: extensive borrowings from Ancient Greek have messed it all up again. The bits of Latin, Venetian, Turkish, Slavic, and even Catalan in the vocabulary, that show you how Greek history did not end with Alexander. Downside: a lot of these have […]
Can we let a language die if we record, document and translate it?
If you have to ask the question, it’s already doomed. Linguists can only record the language; only the language community can give up on it. If the language community wants to hold on to it, linguists can give them tools. But it’s not easy. EDIT: OP also asks: Also, why should we teach our childs […]