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
> version and compare features with Attic Greek of the 5th cent. BC. It
> 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 :) .