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Day: December 16, 2016
Why are Greek cities so ugly?
As usual, there is a better answer than this answer. Vote #1 Yiannis Papadopoulos: Yiannis Papadopoulos’ answer to Why are Greek cities so ugly? Two factors that have to be added though: The deluge of refugees coming to Greece in 1924. Athens was a beautiful city in the 19th century, as you can tell if […]
Should I take that some Cypriot Greek speakers do call Pounds sterling as “λίρες εγγλέζικες” (English pounds) because the notes…?
Cypriots refer to English pounds, for the simple reason that colloquial Greek refers to English rather than British exclusively. Note that your phrase uses the colloquial εγγλέζικη, rather than the formal αγγλική for “English”. The formation of the United Kingdom never made much of a popular impression on Greeks. In fact even in more formal […]
How much of a text by Aristotle or Procopius would speakers of modern Greek get?
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0055 Nick, what are you doing responding to this question?! You’re a PhD in Greek linguistics, with 18 years of working at the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae! Yes, but I never did formally study Ancient Greek. And I know enough linguistics that I can filter out stuff about Ancient Greek that I’m not supposed to know. […]
How heated was the Greek Language Question?
https://www.quora.com/Who-were-the-biggest-enemies-of-Greek/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5/comment/27674526 If you don’t know about the Greek language question, look at the link: this won’t really make sense otherwise. Neeraj Mathur asked in comments to Nick Nicholas’ answer to Who were the biggest enemies of Greek? So in a sense, the Katharevousa partisans would have portrayed the Demotic advocates as the enemies of Greek […]