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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-04-16 06:07
Subject: Attic Greek Derivations
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Language Log makes an interesting point about Greek roots in English, which I'd never considered.

...although English has many words borrowed from Greek or composed of components borrowed from Greek, the variety of Greek that is of cultural importance outside of Greece is Ancient Greek, especially Classical Attic.
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russ: pasporto
User: goulo
Date: 2007-04-16 14:21 (UTC)
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Keyword:pasporto
Well, duh. :) Similarly, Latin has a lot more cultural importance than Italian does outside of Italy.
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User: bdkellmer
Date: 2007-04-16 16:55 (UTC)
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I'd certainly agree, although there'd be a fair amount of contention about Attic. I think you'd get a lot of people considering koine Greek to be culturally important, and Homeric is pretty vital...
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-04-16 21:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Ah, the magic of the hapax legomenon.
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