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Day: January 3, 2017
What do contemporary Greeks think of Lord Byron?
To add to the others (which is why you must upvote the others): Greeks revere Byron (to the point of Βύρων[ας] Viron(as) being a name they give their kids), because he was a prominent foreign supporter of the Greek War of Independence. What contemporary Greeks do NOT know is that Byron was a Romantic poet, […]
Is Albanian a creole language?
*tosses head back chuckling* Ah, I know where this question comes from. I did a drive-by shooting in a comment thread, saying “no, Albanian is not a creole”. Fair enough that I should be asked why. A creole in linguistics is not just a language that you think sounds mixed. It has a specific meaning. […]