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Re: Age of langs (was Tempus)

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 13, 2001, 0:17
En réponse à Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>:

> > Which, of course, is measurable! > > One can, e.g. take the Katherevousa version of modern Greek & the > Demotic > version and compare features with Attic Greek of the 5th cent. BC. It > can > easily be shown (and quantified) that Katherevousa has markedly more in > common with ancient Attic than the Demotic has; the difference can be > demonstrated quite objectively. >
Yet Katherevousa has been devised quite recently (compared to the evolution of Demotic) and thus in a way is younger than Demotic :) . Just wanted to make things even more confused :) . Christophe.