Distinguishing Greek and Greek

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Mar 18 04:05:59 CET 2005

Doug Ewell scripsit:

> JFC (Jefsey) Morfin <jefsey at jefsey dot com> wrote:
> > I note that three days ago this list had 2 Greeks.
> > Now 3 and probably 4.
> There's only one (modern) Greek, but three orthographic variants.

Katharevousa is more than an orthographic variant: it's distinct in
morphosyntax and lexis as well.

(I actually read Jefsey's remark as meaning that the mailing list
had two Greek-speaking persons, and now 3 or 4!)

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