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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby kurupetos » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:41 pm

Cap wrote:
Cap wrote:Not much to Greek. Roughly about a coupla hundred root words. Chopped , scrambled, tweaked or stuck together to create a million other words.


English language is a science, you gotto love it.

-English is an extremely complex and exacting language, developed over the centuries, in which most words have several various synonyms, each with it's own connotations and nuances that lend to unparalleled specificity and descriptiveness-

Greek is still stuck in the days of Kolokotroni

I think you have mixed language with cricket. :lol:
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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby Cap » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:54 pm

Not really, Greek has not developed over the last century.

From experience: Since Greece has contributed virtually zero to science, engineering and automotive mechanics I've discovered that..

There is no word for solenoid, in CY they call it a 'aftomato' -(automatic) wtf?
There is no word for electronic ignition module, they simply call it a 'electronico'
There is no word for a 'field coil', they simply call it 'maksilarka', (pillow) lol

So many other examples...
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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby AEKTZIS » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:05 pm

but.....solenoid is a greek word. How beautifully ironic.

It means "pipe-shaped".

So the english use a greek word for "pipe-shaped" to describe a wire coil in a helix shape.

σωλην = pipe

you are confusing the supposed "lack of development of the greek language" with random cypriots with poor vocabulary. The Greek language is one of the most rich languages in the world, and contains MANY MANY more words than the english language.

Although I should have been wary and ignored this as soon as I read:

From experience: Since Greece has contributed virtually zero to science, engineering and automotive mechanics I've discovered that...

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_technology

You need some educating. Scroll down and look at all the engineering revolutions coming from Greece. Your comment about automotive mechanics is hilarious as Greeks made the first ever computer (Antikythira mechanism). :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby Cap » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:07 pm

AEKTZIS wrote:but.....solenoid is a greek word. How beautifully ironic.

It means "pipe-shaped".

So the english use a greek word for "pipe-shaped" to describe a wire coil in a helix shape.

σωλην = pipe

you are confusing the supposed "lack of development of the greek language" with random cypriots with poor vocabulary. The Greek language is one of the most rich languages in the world, and contains MANY MANY more words than the english language.

Although I should have been wary and ignored this as soon as I read:

From experience: Since Greece has contributed virtually zero to science, engineering and automotive mechanics I've discovered that...


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No dude, c'mon lets be honest.
Virtually zero.
Forget the ancients, I'm talking NOW.
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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby AEKTZIS » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:11 pm

yeah but we hardly need to use modern Greek words as all our words come from the ancient.

The british dont ever make up words, they just use the greek or latin. "computer" is latin, "calculator" is latin, "solenoid" is greek....its the same argument for english
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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby humanist » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:15 pm

everyone speaks English in Cyprus anyways you be fine
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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby Cap » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:19 pm

What is the Greek word for 'kite'?
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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby Get Real! » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:27 pm

Greeks (a 1800s union of Ottomans, Slavs, Gypsies, Magyars, and other oddballs) have not invented anything but they like to believe that inventions made by ancient people in the vicinity from 2000 years ago belong to them!

This explains the stark contrast between Greek incompetence and the achievements of ancient Med people that lived in those areas.

No relation whatsoever.
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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby AEKTZIS » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:50 pm

Cap wrote:What is the Greek word for 'kite'?


beautiful word - χαρταετός ("Paper eagle")
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Re: Learning to speak...

Postby Cap » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:53 pm

AEKTZIS wrote:
Cap wrote:What is the Greek word for 'kite'?


beautiful word - χαρταετός ("Paper eagle")


Exactly, refer to my initial post.
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