On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 09:36:11PM -0500, Elliott Lash wrote: [snip] > frequently are preserved, though not all. (I can't think of any words that > begin with "psi" for example). [psuk<h>i] is one (Attic Greek, I suppose the modern pronunciation is something like [psiki]?) [snip] > Finally in nominal morphology, nouns of the third declension (i.e those > with consonent stems) have been reorganized. The accusative has taken over > nominative functions. Also the dual was lost. [snip] And the dative case no longer exists, its function being (mostly?) taken by the genitive. Is there still a vocative case in modern Greek? Perhaps that went away, too. But anyway, about Greek being a "strange" language... *I'd* say, "Welcome to the Real World!" where things aren't as regular or "normal" as we'd like them to be. "Fact is stranger than fiction", after all. :-) T -- Real Programmers use "cat > a.out".