How many people speak Greek?
Greek is the official language of Greece and Cyprus. Almost 11 million people in Greece, 1 million people in Cyprus and the Greeks abroad speak Greek. However, the English language has many loans from the Greek language. As a result, if you speak English, you speak some Greek too. Can you understand this text of Zolotas? "It is not my idiosyncrasy to be ironic or sarcastic but my diagnosis would be that politicians are rather cryptoplethorists. Although they emphatically stigmatize numismatic plethora, they energize it through their tactics and practices. Our policies should be based more on economic and less on political criteria. Our gnomon has to be a metron between economic strategic and philanthropic scopes."
Has any Greek writer won the Nobel Prize?
Two important Greek poets have won the Nobel Prize Georgios Seferis "Don't ask who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.” Odysseus Elytis “But you must know that only he who fights the darkness within will the day after tomorrow have his own share in the sun.”
What does a linguist do?
First of all, a linguist does not speak many languages! That something polyglots do. A linguist studies every aspect of the language. More specifically (s)he tries to answer questions such as: - How do languages evolve and influence each other? -How do babies acquire their mother tongue? -How do we teach a second/foreign language? -How does the brain process the language? -How do we make a dictionary? -How does language interact with aspects of the culture and the society? -Does language use the same cognitive system as music? - How can we make a robot speak? etc, etc, etc... Interesting?