Category: Language

How would you describe the dialect and accent of the languages which you can speak?

By: | Post date: July 21, 2016 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Language, Personal

Ooh! Ooh! All the good people are here! (And if not, they will be, dammit.) The languages I speak or have spoken with some degree of spontaneity: English, Greek, French, German, Italian, Latin, Esperanto, Lojban, Klingon *deep breath* English Australian English, probably General vanilla. Nothing particularly “ethnic” about my accent (the “woggy” accent of my […]

A comic strip on Arnold von Harff

By: | Post date: June 23, 2016 | Comments: No Comments
Posted in categories: Countries, Language, Quora

This is for Dimitra Triantafyllidou and for Kelvin Zifla. It’s in Greek, so it’s not for most of you. One of the first records of Albanian is in the travelogue of Arnold von Harff, as he went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem via the Balkans in 1496. Everywhere he went, he recorded a few words […]

rur rur rur

By: | Post date: April 28, 2009 | Comments: 2 Comments
Posted in categories: Greece, Language
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Fishing for links to Greek linguistics blogs on my own Greek linguistics blog, I fell across this Catherine Tate sketch (for the second time) via Λογογράμματα: Hominid @ Λογογράμματα‘s comment was: Στους αγγλόφωνους, τουλάχιστον, οι υπόλοιπες γλώσσες δεν ακούγονται μόνο σαν βαρ, βαρ, βαρ… Ho esti methermēneuomenon: For Anglophones, at least, other languages don’t just […]

The Complutensian Polyglot, ahead of the times

By: | Post date: November 8, 2006 | Comments: 1 Comment
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In re: http://www.supakoo.com/rick/ricoblog/Permalink.aspx?guid=873cc194-46b8-4dca-a0a8-d6ab8b688a3b As I had added into the Wikipedia entry, the Complutensian Polyglot edition of the Bible in the 1520s marked the highpoint of the initial trend in Greek typography to come up with an unconnected Greek typeface. By the time of the Complutensian, 40 years in from the first attempts of the 1470s, […]

Ο Νικολάου Τοναμύντωρ

By: | Post date: November 7, 2006 | Comments: 1 Comment
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In re: http://www.sarantakos.com/language/l-akrotites.html Ξαναδιάβαζα χτες τις σελίδες του φίλου Νίκο Σαραντάκου για τη γλώσσα, μεταξύ των οποίων και καταδίκες για το φαινόμενο της υπεράσπισης του πολυτονικού, ως το πιο πρόσφατο επεισόδιο στη διαμάχη γλωσσαμυντόρων και… άλλων γλωσσαμυντόρων. (Για να μην ξεχνάμε την εύστοχη παρατήρηση του Πήτερ Μάκριτιζ, πως η λογοτεχνική δημοτική δεν ήταν λιγότερο τεχνητή […]

Ορολογία για ψηφιακές βιβλιοθήκες

By: | Post date: November 7, 2006 | Comments: No Comments
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In re: http://conference.lis.upatras.gr/topics.php Έπεσα τυχαία στην παραπάνω σελίδα καθώς έψαχνα τα του νέου μου επαγγέλματος. Καράφλιασα με την καταχώρηση: * Οντολογίες (Ontologies) … !! Και επίσης άσχημο μου φάνηκε το αμετάφραστο Tutorials. Όσο για το “Μάνατζμεντ” βιβλιοθηκών αντί διαχείρηση — νισάφι! Βέβαια μετά μια ματιά στα μιξοεγγλέζικα του Μάξιμ ελληνιστί (ε, ο θεός να τα […]

The tale of φαῖο

By: | Post date: October 26, 2006 | Comments: 2 Comments
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In my capacity of working on the lemmatisation of Greek for the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae project, verbs are much more of a hassle than nouns, because Greek verbs just have more latitude to do idiosyncratic stuff than nouns. The running joke with Greek verbs, in fact, is that there is no such thing as a […]

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