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Postby AQUILANTE » Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:37 pm

Please wath is the basic diferences of the classiacl greek and the koinè dialetic?
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Postby Timotheus » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:07 pm

the difference is like shakspearian compared urbanized modern english.

or so I have been told by a friend that has his Classics degree from U. of WA.
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Postby IreneY » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:18 pm

Timotheus what about modern Greek then? :D

How exactly does he defines "urbanized"? I may or may not agree with him you see.

I'd say in general that the biggest differences are
a) simplification of syntax (call it whatever; I mean that for instance the infinitive is "dying" out" )
b) simplification of pronunciation (see a table of modern Greek pronunciation and you more or less have the Koine one)
c) adaptation of the meaning of some words (often because of religious reasons -i.e. aggelos, diabolos-)
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