Re: Greek questions, on- and off-topic

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 09:35:53 EST

Edward Cherlin wrote:

> That leaves dialytika,

The same (in every respect) as Latin diaeresis.

> prosgegrammeni,

A neologism (AFAIK) of the Unicode Standard: the small lowercase
iota used in place of hypogegrammeni (iota subscript) in titlecase
text. (In archaic text, which is all-uppercase by nature, an
ordinary capital iota is used instead.)

> vrachy, and macron

Used in teaching contexts to represent the marks for short and long
vowels respectively (that is, on alpha, iota, and ypsilon).

There is / one art             || John Cowan <>
no more / no less              ||
to do / all things             ||
with art- / lessness           \\ -- Piet Hein

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