Re: Capitals in Greek (was: Re: Workshops Review #4)
|From:||Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, January 16, 2003, 23:18|
> > > Capitals are used for proper nouns, and at the beginnings of
> > > paragraphs or quotations, but not at the beginning of each
> > > sentence.
> > No, each sentence always begins with a capital letter.
> All the Greek stuff I have floating around home written in the Modern
> Greek alphabet would disagree with you. A book I have expressly
> disagrees with you. Sentences don't begin with capital letters.
> Tristan (son of erstwhile Theology student who learnt New Testament
> Greek as a result)
All I can say is, that's bizarre. In every single Modern Greek text I
have ever seen — textbooks, newspapers, magazines, novels, web sites —
every sentence always begins with a capital letter, just as in virtually
all other European languages.
I don't own a reference grammar which gives capitalization rules, but
I'll try to remember to sneak a peek next time I'm in a bookshop and see
what they say.