Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
One of the [[Indo-European]] languages, brought to Greece by the [[Achaeans]] around 1700 BC. Originally there were a variety of spoken dialects, most notably [[Ionian]] and [[Dorian]], but during the hellenistic period the mixing of peoples led to the devlopment of a common form called koinê. From this descended the Greek that was the official language of the [[Byzantine Empire]] and finally the modern Greek of today. Greek is famous for its ability to precisely specify syntax - for instance, it has several dozen forms of the definite article (or so I am told). A large of number of words in [[English language|English]], [[Latin language|Latin]], and so forth, come from Greek. Would it be a good idea to list some common root words (oligos, morphos, etc) on a [[/Lexicon]] page for reference to?