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Old 03-17-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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There is a phrase in English which says "it's all Greek to me".

What is your opinion about the Greek Language?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:29 PM   #2
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Do the Greek say it's all English to me???
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:39 PM   #3
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No they don't. In fact English is a very easy to learn language....
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:40 PM   #4
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Re: What do you think about Greek?

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There is a phrase in English which says "it's all Greek to me".

What is your opinion about the Greek Language?
In my opinion, it's a language I don't understand a single word of. Like when someone starts lecturing me on kindness and compassion, it's all greek to me.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:48 PM   #5
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I don't think I've ever used the phrase "that's greek to me"....

Its more like.. "English motherf$#@$, do you speak it?" is my reply..
 
Old 03-17-2004, 01:51 PM   #6
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I only know about it 'cause I heard my grandmother say it.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:03 PM   #7
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Re: Re: What do you think about Greek?

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it's a language I don't understand a single word of.
As a matter of fact, you do

Kardiology
Physics
Pneumonia
araxnofobia (it is a Greek word, but I can't spell it in English)
Olympic (Games)

and many more thousants of words used in the English language have their roots in Greece. So, you speak Greek but you don't understand it...
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:17 PM   #8
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Quote:
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I don't think I've ever used the phrase "that's greek to me"....

Its more like.. "English motherf$#@$, do you speak it?" is my reply..
This is great, from Pulp Fiction I guess, a world class epic movie!
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:26 PM   #9
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Re: Re: Re: What do you think about Greek?

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As a matter of fact, you do

Kardiology
Physics
Pneumonia
araxnofobia (it is a Greek word, but I can't spell it in English)
Olympic (Games)

and many more thousants of words used in the English language have their roots in Greece. So, you speak Greek but you don't understand it...
English has roots in several languages, what's your point? I speak English, not Greek. Just because the two languages share some words, doesn't mean I speak them both.

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it's a language I don't understand a single word of.
By the way, that wasn't meant to be taken literally.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:27 PM   #10
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What do you Greeks call the number "pi"? (3.1415926...) Do you just use the Greek letter P? How do you pronounce it? Does it rhyme with "me"? How about the number "e"? (2.7182818...) Do you use the Roman letter e or epsilon?

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Old 03-17-2004, 02:44 PM   #11
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Re: Re: Re: Re: What do you think about Greek?

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English has roots in several languages, what's your point? I speak English, not Greek. Just because the two languages share some words, doesn't mean I speak them both.


By the way, that wasn't meant to be taken literally.
No, both languages have some common words (as a matter of fact English uses Greek words) but neither the Greek grammar is similar to the Engish nor the opposite.

By the way "Grammar" is a Greek word .
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:54 PM   #12
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What do you Greeks call the number "pi"? (3.1415926...) Do you just use the Greek letter P? How do you pronounce it? Does it rhyme with "me"? How about the number "e"? (2.7182818...) Do you use the Roman letter e or epsilon?
The number 'Pi' is a Greek word, the ancient Greek mathematicians were the ones that used this word first. We pronounce it just like the way you do (or, better, you pronounce it just like the way we do...)
About the number 'e': it is pronounced as "epsilon".

By the way: We don't need to use Latin letters in most sciences since most of the terms used in every science come from Greek (we use latin letters in chemistry though). This is true even in Computer Science too, 'CD' for example comes from Greek words (PS. The first computer ever, was made by the ancient Greeks hundreds of years BC. )
 
Old 03-18-2004, 07:35 PM   #13
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In fact English is a very easy to learn language....
ive always heard "them" say that english is the hardest to learn, although i didnt have a single problem with it, and my simblings wished i couldnt speak .

anyway, i guess its all the slang words...



btw- "pi" is the little thing that looks like a crazy "n".
 
Old 03-18-2004, 07:37 PM   #14
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(PS. The first computer ever, was made by the ancient Greeks hundreds of years BC. )
huh, i wonder what powered it... i guess that where "age of empires" came from. and by the way, what os did they run? i hope it wasnt /\/\$.

post not to be taken seriously, but i would like a reply.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 07:53 PM   #15
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Hmm kinda like the first clock was a sun dial. Bit hard to read at night. I guess it was a bit more useful then the solar powered flashlight someone posted a couple of weeks ago...
 
  


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