Day: May 30, 2009

Lerna I: 5000 × 3 ≠ 8500

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Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, Linguistics, Mediaeval Greek

I mentioned in the other place the Lernaean text, which fulminates that Greek has 90 million words, and English a mere 490,000. The text, of course, comes from people who have seen the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae’s word counts, and can’t tell between a word count and a word list. Still, it’s a wonder DARPANET could […]