Its all Greek to me…

by smartini on October 22, 2012

Seriously? As if it isn’t hard enough already to attempt to learn Greek…

Not only are the characters of the alphabet different then in English, but many of the lower case characters look COMPLETELY different from the upper case ones. So, basically, that means I have to learn not one, but 2 new alphabets!  And just to make things a little more interesting, there are several instances where a character LOOKS like on English one, but sounds like a different one. What looks a bit like a ‘p’ sounds like an ‘r’ and what looks like a ‘r’ sounds like a ‘p’. What looks like a ‘y’ sounds like and ‘l’ and what looks like a ‘v’ sounds an ‘n’!!

This is how you write Sarah: Σαρα…of course it is!!Hey, at least they still look like a’s.

A slight nod down means ‘yes’; a little nod up, with an eyebrow lift,  means ‘no’; but a vigorous shake of the head side-to-side means a big ‘no’, while a subtle nod side to sideposes the question ‘what?’ or is a request for clarification.  You can see how all this makes for challenging non-verbal communication!




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