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On 6/7/07, Jeff Rollin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In the last episode, (On Thursday 21 Sivan 5767 07:53:36), Philip Newton
> wrote:
> > the curious , with comma in the middle. (The only word in
> > Modern Greek that has it.)
>
> You mean there used to be others?

No, I mean precisely what I said: there is only one word in Modern
Greek that has it, and this is it.

To the best of my knowledge, there was never another word in Modern
Greek that had the hypodiastole (as I think the comma is called in
this case).

I don't know enough about Ancient Greek to comment about the situation
there, though I vaguely recall having read that a (small) number of
similar words took the comma as well. (On the order of half-a-dozen.)

Cheers,
-- 
Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>