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Capitals in Greek (was: Re: Workshops Review #4)

From:Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Date:Thursday, January 16, 2003, 2:46
On 15 Jan 2003 at 14:31, Joseph Fatula wrote:

> From: "Padraic Brown" <elemtilas@...> > Subject: Re: Workshops Review #4 > > You could easily make a case for Greek not being taught in its own script in > the same way. All the study materials, textbooks, etc. that I've got for > Ancient Greek use the lowercase forms as in Modern Greek. Greek today uses > very few capitals, less than Roman alphabet languages, so much so that I > can't always remember how to pronounce the capitals - making reading of the > original texts/inscriptions fairly difficult, even when I know all the > words. >
Just out of curiosity, when are capitals used in modern Greek? I remember once leafing through a Greek newspaper just for fun and finding much fewer capitals than I expected, but I'm totally in the dark as what the rules are for their use. ObConlang: I've been tossing around ideas for a script for Ajuk, and am looking for alternative ideas for systems of capitalization from those used in the Roman alphabet, and alphabets with no capitals. -- Robert


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