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Day: April 15, 2017
What are some interesting examples of Ancient Greek vernacular?
This is (a) very old and (b) profane. Hope it’s what you’re looking for, Vangeli. Whether or not it’s what you’re looking for, it’s what you’re getting from me. The Greeks got hold of the alphabet in the early 8th century BC. If you’re studying the history of the Greek alphabet, as I’ve done, you […]
On social media, I notice that people deliberately omit the word ‘I.’ What might be behind that?
None of the answers satisfy me, though Logan R. Kearsley’s is by far the closest to satisfying me. EDIT: Uri Granta’s answer satisfies me more than mine. Go read that. There is a colloquial register in English, in which the first person subject is omitted routinely. It predates social media; see, for example the Beatles’ […]
How many letters does Unicode currently include in the Latin script, no matter the language, but ignoring upper vs. lower case differences?
Latin script in Unicode – Wikipedia As of version 9.0 of the Unicode Standard, 1,350 characters in the following blocks are classified as belonging to the Latin script Let’s remove the uppercase letters; and that leaves us with your answer. From eyeballing: 26+30+128+104+14*8+12+12+67+26 = 517 That leaves 833. If I’m wrong, I’m not wrong by […]