The Ancient Greek (Hellenic) language & the crossbred Latin use known as “Greeklish”
By Chrysanthe Ntemos
To begin with this important subject, I shall say that the prologue will seek into the depth of all scientific, glossic, historic and psychological means will discover and bring to surface all significance and important proof of one’s use of language.
Through Ancient Greek history, our ancestors from pre-Homeric to Homeric times had invented the Ancient Greek language, which is the treasury and genesis to all mankind and from the foundation of the language derived, most other languages were born.
The Greek alphabet when vocally spoken is an invocation. From this we come to understand that the Ancient Greek language is a mathematical and coded language. Proof of this is: that the Ancient Greeks, never used numbers or numerals but in fact, the letters of the alphabet.
Scientific research analysis, also proves that each word (lexis), of the Greek language has an encoded amount of numbers which in total produce the meaning of the word. The Hellenic language as the correct way of interpreting it, is said to broaden the mind as Ancient Greek is therapeutic to the two hemispheres of the brain thus therapeutic for dyslexia and memory.
An amazing fact to state is that during the Roman Empire, Latin was regarded as non-existent and a dead use of the language so in fact the Romans mainly spoke Greek Hellenic. The Greek Hellenic language has different forms of which history defines as Ancient Greek (Γραμμική Α κ’ Γραμμική Β) which were written in capitals until the Homeric epoch.
Following were Byzantine, formal Greek and modern Greek till today.
Unfortunately, deep resources have insidiously brought about a decline and through these means presented the Latin letters in order to present it as a simplified means of use and to annihilate the pure Greek Alphabet. Not long ago, during the 1980’s, there was a voting to take action in order to replace the Greek letters with the Latin as is within other countries.
We who knew, disapproved of this and forwarded an appeal. This attempt has surfaced in an insidious way but we must retain our identity in order to prevent this.
In continuation, the necessity of one’s language lies also within the scepticism, mentality, mannerisms, traditions, religious beliefs of each race where ideals are of vital importance. Glossic importance distinguishes thought and signifies identity.
When intermingling languages or letters of one’s language, it is noticeable that the thema (topic) does not coincide with true essence of the character whom is writing it. Another aspect concerns translations where one notices that meanings vary. This is obvious since each person and race have different means of expression, phrases ideals etc.
If one were to write an essay on a certain topic concerning the same topic, in two different languages we would definitely see the variation on the meaning, structure, expression, feelings and views also. Reaching to the epilogue: to people who prefer the usage of “Greeklish” as a simplified means of typing or whatever, must realise they are surfaced and who do not realise and understand the necessity of their identity since they follow the insidious path of the Trojan Horse.
By Chrysanthe Ntemos
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