From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 14:17:49 EDT
At 06:35 AM 7/29/2003, Peter Kirk wrote:
>This reminds me of the polytonic Greek issue. If I understand correctly,
>the Greek government decided to do away with the distinction between
>accents because this was easier to implement with 1960's computers.
1982. The reasons were manifold, and technological limitations probably
played a role, but benefits to literacy were more frequently cited
important. One Greek wit characterised it this way: in 1982 the Greeks
decided to become monotonous.
I understand that there has been something of a resurgence of polytonic in
recent years and, for quality literary publishers, it never went away.
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The sight of James Cox from the BBC's World at One,
interviewing Robin Oakley, CNN's man in Europe,
surrounded by a scrum of furiously scribbling print
journalists will stand for some time as the apogee of
- Emma Brockes, at the EU summit
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