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Day: January 13, 2017
What is the difference between athematic and irregular verbs?
https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Slavic/byti I’ll answer this for Greek. Irregular verbs are really irregular, to the extent of suppletion between different persons, and all sorts of other shenanigans. Thematic and athematic are two different classes of regular verb. The athematic class is smaller, and has more core vocabulary verbs, so we presume it to be older; it’s like […]
What in your opinion is the ugliest/most unappealing script?
It’s a cute question. There are aesthetics to scripts. There has been a lot of aesthetic effort put in to the calligraphies and typographies of a lot of scripts. In fact, when I was perusing Omniglot, to find something that jumped out as ugly, I realised that the obvious candidates were minority—one-off scripts of small […]