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ελαδιοξιδιολατολαχανοκαρυκευμα

A very brief history of Greek diglossia.

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שׂבולת שׂמית

Stream-of-consciousness thoughts about why we say “Semitic” even though the root is “Shem”. And, yes, I know the Hebrew letters in the title say “semitic sibboleth” and not “shemitic shibboleth”.

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