npap wrote: Oh, what the heck! This is all Greek. Who wants to bother with it!
clem wrote:Cases --> more complexity means more flexibility.
It's funny to see how differently Indo-European languages evolved and how some of them kept the use of cases and others replaced it with articles, in-sentence location and ordering. Look at French for instance: a strict sequence of words in order and nearly no cases at all.
Thanks to a trivial grammar it's really easy to understand French. (of course "conjugaison" makes it really hard to speak ).
Most of the French vocabulary comes from Latin, but when you look at its grammar.. Jesus.. it just lost all of it
We might say the same of American when compared to English in a thousand years... look at the similarities in the vocabulary, but where is the grammar gone ??
PS: This is definitely an interesting thread.
clem wrote:They were not "made"... they just "got there".
such a funny and very informative discussion around here....
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