05.07.2015, 21:23, Matthew Barnett wrote:
> Since the Greek referendum was announced, I've been surprised by the
> Greek word for "yes", which is "ναι" (/nai/).

Actually /nE/. Greek has gone through some vowel shifts during its history.

> This word seems an oddity when compared with other Indo-European
> languages because it resembles the word for "no" elsewhere:

True. It would be interesting to get to know where "ναι" comes from.