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#1 steve

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 07:14 AM

The trouble with learning Greek (especially the local variety) is that even if you manage to translate the words correctly the meaning behind those words is often completely different to a Cretan than it is to an English person. It's all a matter of interpretation. To try to remedy this I thought it may be helpful if we had a new type of dictionary - the Real Anglo-Kritti Interpretative Dictionary (or RAKI Dictionary for short). Below is an example entry:

Tomorrow = Avrio
English meaning: The day after today.
Kritti meaning: Any indeterminate point in the future when something may, or may not happen.

You get the idea. Any contributions to the RAKI Dictionary would be greatly appreciated. B)

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Steve Daniels
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 08:28 AM

A Spanish visitor asked a Cretan what was the Greek translation for manyana, the Cretan thought for a while then said "We do not have such a word that implies such haste".