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4:30 AM
Hey everyone, I've noticed that in your FAQ you mention that "the Greek and Hebrew languages" are off topic, and I'm assuming there was at least some interest in both languages in the community. So, I thought it might be a good opportunity to plug my (almost forgotten) A51 proposal:
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Greek Language & Usage

Proposed Q&A site for students, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the finer points of the Greek language.

Currently in definition.

The original plan for the proposal fell through, it was supposed to be backed up by a group of philologists at a local uni but they never showed much interest after I created the proposal (no idea why). If you have some good questions about the language (Modern, Medieval/Byzantine, Koine, Ancient, Proto-Greek), feel free to propose them.
Thanks! ;)
 
 
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11:09 AM
@YannisRizos Hi, happy for you to plug the proposal in here, but you might get more people noticing on meta. Greek and Hebrew languages are not 'off topic' btw: "Questions that do not arise from a Biblical text are generally off-topic, even if they are about the Greek and Hebrew languages", which is slightly different :)
 
@JackDouglas Thanks. I don't really want to spam your Meta with an A51 proposal that isn't really that relevant (especially now that you've clarified that it isn't really off topic), I'd discourage it on Meta Programmers, can't be caught doing it ;)
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Q: Definition of Greek γενεά (genea)

daviesgeekWhat is the definition of the Greek word γενεά (genea)? I have heard that it means "nation", and that it means "generation." I am wondering because I was looking at this list. It says that the work is generation, but I still would like further information. I also look at the definition of genea i...

Now, that's a good answer!
 
 
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1:03 PM
@YannisRizos Having looked at the proposal on A51, I think it is about modern Greek? Most Greek Q&A here will be on Koine :)
 
 
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4:49 PM
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Q: Would you be interested in a SE site for Greek or Hebrew?

Jon EricsonOur FAQ states: Questions that do not arise from a Biblical text are generally off-topic, even if they are about: ... the Greek and Hebrew languages What that means is that you can't really ask about Greek or Hebrew language and usage unless you can find a way to connect it ...

I went ahead and plugged it (and a couple other proposals). It seems like the proposal can and should be expanded. (I'll write up an answer to your question about ancient Greek.)
 
5:27 PM
@JonEricson that's a strange proposal. since it's primarily about modern greek and the proponents are vehemently against anything else, it seems like it's not relevant.
 
@swasheck Yeah. I'm writing an plea to expand the proposal. As it stands, I wouldn't have any interest in it.
 
@JonEricson the only thing i can think of is that it's something akin to english.SE ... for primary users of the modern language.
otherwise it may more likely fit under the broad umbrella of linguistics.SE
and they may be hoping to avoid that
 
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Q: Would you be interested in a SE site for Greek or Hebrew?

Jon EricsonOur FAQ states: Questions that do not arise from a Biblical text are generally off-topic, even if they are about: ... the Greek and Hebrew languages What that means is that you can't really ask about Greek or Hebrew language and usage unless you can find a way to connect it ...

 
5:44 PM
@JonEricson too harsh?
What is the long-term viability of a site dedicated to native speakers of such a language? Greek stopped being lingua franca a few centuries ago — swasheck 14 secs ago
 
@swasheck I don't think so. (But I'm not Greek. ;-)
 
meh ... i'm throwing my support behind "Classical Languages"
 

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