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Day: June 9, 2016
What is the Greek word for “baby”? Is it used as an endearment, like in English?
Modern Greek, right? μωρό, moro. And yes it is, though you have to say “my baby”, μωρό μου moro mu. The ancient Greek term it comes from had a final n. Why yes, the modern Greek word for “baby” is the Ancient Greek word moron. In Bithynian Greek, the word for baby is σαλό salo, […]
Should I minor in history with a linguistics major?
I will assume that you’ve already been read the riot act about the impossibility of getting an academic position, the need to step on corpses and network, and the imperative to do something fashionable (which historical linguistics is not) in order to get hired. Why yes, I am jaundiced. Why do you ask? (Nick Nicholas’ […]
Are να and ας translated identically when used with a first person plural verb in Modern Greek?
They differ only by nuance. Ας is encouraging, it corresponds to “let’s”. Να is more like “we should”: it lacks the explicit notion of encouragement. Answered 2016-06-09 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/Are-να-and-ας-translated-identically-when-used-with-a-first-person-plural-verb-in-Modern-Greek/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]