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Day: January 1, 2017
What is the timeline of the Greek breathings?
I’ve written a fair bit up about this at http://www.opoudjis.net/unicode/… . All secondary research, but it’s secondary research that seems to have been cited at Wikipedia. Your timeline is right: There was a distinct heta letter for /h/, which looked like H, but it was not used in all locations. There was an innovation in […]
What are some common and popular Greek beverages?
Coffee: Turkish coffee (renamed Greek coffee) for the older generation Frappé coffee for the younger generation Instant coffee (“Nes”) as a lighter, more western option Variants such as Vienna Coffee for a night out Nursed for hours at a café First beverage at home in the morning Herbal teas Sage, Camomile, Nettle Drunk when you’re […]
How is the enmity between Greece and Albania different to that between Greece and Turkey?
I’m going to speak from a Greek perspective, and I hope that Turks and Albanians will weigh in. The hostility between Greece and Turkey is very old, and definitional to their identity. They came to regard each other as the Primordial Enemy. (Hence the immortal line on Ekşi Sözlük: “The good old days, when Greece […]