[B-Greek] FW: Greek NT audio--attitude of modern Greeks
nebarry at verizon.net
Thu Oct 2 17:11:57 EDT 2008
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vasile Stancu" <stancu at mail.dnttm.ro>
To: "'Nikolaos Adamou'" <nikolaos.adamou at hotmail.com>
Cc: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] FW: Greek NT audio--attitude of modern Greeks
> From: Nikolaos Adamou [mailto:nikolaos.adamou at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 9:53 AM
> To: Vasile STANCU
> Subject: RE: [B-Greek] FW: Greek NT audio--attitude of modern Greeks
> Greek is one language through 20 centuries.
> The continuation is more significant than the changes.
> The most serious difference is from Homer to the Classical period.
> Sounds did not change.
This was buried in a another email. If Nikalaos means that Greek is a
continuously developing language that has survived from ancient times, then
yes. If he seriously means that there has been no change in "sounds," then
this needs explanation, as it completely denies everything we know about the
history of the language. I know from experience that modern Greek speakers
who attempt reading ancient Greek without special instruction have a lot of
difficulty doing so...
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Mentor, TNARS http://www.tnars.net/
Classics Instructor, TAA
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