125 Questions for the topic Greek
When and how did the Greek mythos transfer to the Romans?
It seems that there are a great many similarities between Roman and Greek Mythology. In fact, many people consider them synonymous and only really differ in the names. For example: * Greek ⇄... more
-ούλα και -ίτσα are they interchangeable?
Are the feminine diminutive endings interchangeable, meaning we can say both η πορτίτσα and η πορτούλα? Or does each noun have its corresponding ending? If so is there any rule?
A question concerning the etymology of ouzo
As a Turkish curious of etymology, I was looking into the etymology of raki. Eventually I read that "ouzo" is probably deriving from Turkish word "üzüm" which is grape. In wikipedia, there are two... more
Are "η" and "οι" pronounced differently?
Are the words probounced differently, or is it only a spelling change?
About Indefinite Articles
Please correct me if I'm wrong with my examples, but I learned that you can omit *Enas*, *Mia*, and *Ena* but I'm having a hard time; For example, if I say "I'm eating an apple" will it be the... more
Is there a list of English words where some of their letters can be replaceed with Greek letters?
Is there a list of English words where some of their letters can be replaceed with Greek letters? for example the word `Archive` can be written as `arXve`, where `X` is the Greek letter `chi`.
Genitive or σε?
I would like to know if it's okay to use the genitive case for indirect objects instead of σε. I know that it's grammatically correct, but is it colloquial or something? and morever do some people... more
Ghamma before epsilon-like sounds: exceptions?
One real steadfast rule all new learners to Modern Greek are given is, γ before an ε-like sound (ε, αι, οι, υ, κτλ) takes on a y-like sound, like the word yes. Are there any common exceptions to... more
Explanation of 'Προσώ ολοταχώς΄παρακαλώ.
In subtitles this translates to 'full ahead'. Individually translating the words seems to get me close to that meaning, but I was wondering if a native/high level speaker could give me some... more
How widespread was literacy in classical Greek in Europe during the medieval period?
How widespread was literacy in classic Greek in Europe during the medieval period? I assume "every" (?) educated person, such as clerks, monks, nobility, judges, doctors and similar knew Latin at... more
Genitive case and word order (indirect objects)
Πουλάω το αυτοκίνητο - I'm selling the car Το Πουλάω του Γιώργου - I'm selling it to George but putting them together Πουλάω το αυτοκίνητο του Γιώργου - I'm selling George's car so we have to... more
Does ”πειθούς δημιουργός είναι ἡ ρητορική" mean "rhetoric is a maker of persuasion”？
And I have one more to ask. The Greek translation of Windsor Palace is "Παλάτι του Γουίνδσωρ". Why "γ" is here?
More ways to learn
Γεια σας r/Greek! I’ve just passed my 3 month mark for studying and even though I seem to have picked up a lot with apps (Duolingo and Memrise) and watching stuff (peppa pig in Greek, and even στο... more
What is my Greek teacher saying when he says ‘orea’ or ‘oria’? He says it all the time, like when we are ready to move onto the next topic. I have looked in a dictionary but can’t find it.thing.
Differences in meaning of ίσως and μάλλον?
Is there even a difference? If yes could it be that μάλλον has a stronger meaning than ίσως which stands for maybe