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spic0m

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How Greek is English language
« on: September 02, 2008, 12:38:55 PM »
We had a discussion with a friend about how English language uses many Greek words. I couldn't convice him about that so i post these 2 speeches from a Greek political (Xenophon Zolotas). The audience was not Greek but after the speech was over everyone understood. (Not so related to the site subject but what the heck, i post it in general discussion  :)).

Speech of 1957

I always wished to address this Assembly in Greek, but realized that it would have been indeed "Greek" to all present in this room. I found out, however, that I could make my address in Greek which would still be English to everybody. With your permission, Mr. Chairman, l shall do it now, using with the exception of articles and prepositions, only Greek words.

Kyrie, I eulogize the archons of the Panethnic Numismatic Thesaurus and the Ecumenical Trapeza for the orthodoxy of their axioms, methods and policies, although there is an episode of cacophony of the Trapeza with Hellas. With enthusiasm we dialogue and synagonize at the synods of our didymous organizations in which polymorphous economic ideas and dogmas are analyzed and synthesized. Our critical problems such as the numismatic plethora generate some agony and melancholy. This phenomenon is characteristic of our epoch. But, to my thesis, we have the dynamism to program therapeutic practices as a prophylaxis from chaos and catastrophe. In parallel, a Panethnic unhypocritical economic synergy and harmonization in a democratic climate is basic. I apologize for my eccentric monologue. I emphasize my euharistia to you, Kyrie to the eugenic and generous American Ethnos and to the organizes and protagonists of his Amphictyony and the gastronomic symposia.

Speech of 1959

Kyrie, it is Zeus' anathema on our epoch for the dynamism of our economies and the heresy of our economic methods and policies that we should agonize the Scylla of numismatic plethora and the Charybdis of economic anaemia. It is not my idiosyncrasy to be ironic or sarcastic, but my diagnosis would be that politicians are rather cryptoplethorists. Although they emphatically stigmatize numismatic plethora, they energize it through their tactics and practices. Our policies have to be based more on economic and less on political criteria. Our gnomon has to be a metron between political, strategic and philanthropic scopes. Political magic has always been anti-economic. In an epoch characterized by monopolies, oligopolies, monopsonies, monopolistic antagonism and polymorphous inelasticities, our policies have to be more orthological. But this should not be metamorphosed into plethorophobia, which is endemic among academic economists. Numismatic symmetry should not hyper-antagonize economic acme. A greater harmonization between the practices of the economic and numismatic archons is basic. Parallel to this, we have to synchronize and harmonize more and more our economic and numismatic policies panethnically. These scopes are more practicable now, when the prognostics of the political and economic barometer are halcyonic. The history of our didymus organizations in this sphere has been didactic and their gnostic practices will always be a tonic to the polyonymous and idiomorphous ethnical economies. The genesis of the programmed organization will dynamize these policies. Therefore, I sympathize, although not without criticism on one or two themes, with the apostles and the hierarchy of our organs in their zeal to program orthodox economic and numismatic policies, although I have some logomachy with them. I apologize for having tyrannized you with my Hellenic phraseology. In my epilogue, I emphasize my eulogy to the philoxenous autochtons of this cosmopolitan metropolis and my encomium to you, Kyrie, and the stenographers.

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 16:50:56 PM »
Maybe your friend is not quite familiar with language history.

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 16:55:41 PM »
Obviously  :)

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 22:10:30 PM »
Come on, we all know that European (and of course american) language came from Greek. Your friend do not know this? s he Greek?

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2008, 22:05:38 PM »
Actually, it looks like Greek to me :D

kam

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2008, 14:04:50 PM »
Actually, it looks like Greek to me :D

There are actually several international words that are used in economics. You may not know them. Like for example the 'nut', except the nut that we eat, could also be the pair to the bolt.
But the whole text above is made by Greek words.

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 21:18:53 PM »
Everyone knows that Greek languadge was the mother of all european languages but... this speech is full of technical economics. It would be the same as someone was speaking about a car, and used terms like "motor" or "gas" etc etc etc. In economics and science (medical, physics, maths) most of the terms are Greek.

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2008, 22:36:17 PM »
It's not only the economic terms that are in Greek.

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But, to my thesis, we have the dynamism to program therapeutic practices as a prophylaxis from chaos and catastrophe. In parallel, a Panethnic unhypocritical economic synergy and harmonization in a democratic climate is basic.

Those are not economic terms.  ;)

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2009, 21:02:07 PM »
Very good spicom!!!!

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2009, 16:57:45 PM »
yes very good. And where to translate it to greek! Is very hard  ;D

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2009, 09:40:13 AM »
What to translate, it is in Greek.

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2009, 22:57:37 PM »
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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2009, 18:53:20 PM »
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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2009, 20:27:09 PM »
It seems that not even himself understood what he just said :D thats the way this boy is  ;)

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Re: How Greek is English language
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2009, 21:01:30 PM »
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