A comic strip on Arnold von Harff

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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 and phrases in the local language.

The phrases included “maiden, shall I sleep with you”? (Not, oddly enough, in the Albanian section.)

I was wondering how to convert the Greek section into a comic strip. Dimitra had the inspired comment: “Hah! Who know that the first pickup artist [καμάκι] of the Balkans was a German!”

The comic strip is in Greek, but I think you get the drift…

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