MatthaeusLatinus wrote:Hi. Does anyone if there is any major difference between, say, Attic Greek (or any other ancient dialect) and the language spoken today, and also the writing system? I find it interesting that, although indubitably undergoing a plethora of changes over the millenia, Greek is still alive today, while Latin isn't. Of course, the topic is an interesting one, but still ... Greek prevailed.
Yeah, there are substantial differences. But it's been over 2000 years, so no wonder. Something you might be interested in reading about is the diglossic situation that prevailed in Greek until recently. The prestige status of Attic Greek has been the curse of the Greek language, instead of dying a simple death, it's undead claws have worked their way into the natural course of Greek.
Dolor poetas creat.