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    Can you identify this language?



    This is my first post in the european forums.

    Well, I received this at the bottom of an email and I was wondering what it meant. Of course if I don't know what language it is that is all the more difficult. So the first question I have is as above.
    What language is it?
    The second is ...What does it mean?

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    Φαινόμενο είμαι γω που ακόμα σε αντέχω,
    που ακόμα σ' αγαπώ και σ' έχω όπως σ' έχω,
    φαινόμενο είμαι γω για όσα έχω κάνει,
    κι ας μ' έχεις πικράνει!
    Last edited by deadhippo; 30-05-06 at 03:42.

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    It would be easier to tell if you could post a sample...
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadhippo
    This is my first post in the european forums.
    Well, I received this at the bottom of an email and I was wondering what it meant. Of course if I don't know what language it is that is all the more difficult. So the first question I have is as above.
    What language is it?
    The second is ...What does it mean?
    me too ,just want to have a look and test it !

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    I guess he forgot to add it :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
    It would be easier to tell if you could post a sample...
    Very true.

    Φαινόμενο είμαι γω που ακόμα σε αντέχω,
    που ακόμα σ' αγαπώ και σ' έχω όπως σ' έχω,
    φαινόμενο είμαι γω για όσα έχω κάνει,
    κι ας μ' έχεις πικράνει!

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    I have just learned that it may be Greek even though I had been told by the sender it was Bulgarian.
    If anybody can read greek and could give me a rough translation that would be great.
    This is what babel fish says
    Phenomenon I am gw that still you I bear, that still in I love and in I have as in I have, phenomenon I am gw for those who I have made, and as with you have grieved!
    I guess its a quote of some type
    Last edited by deadhippo; 30-05-06 at 03:49. Reason: add info

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    It is Greek, but I don't understand it.

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    It's all greek to me I have no idea what it says though.

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    It's definitely Greek, but unfortunately I don't remember there are any Greek posters in here. No I can't read Greek.

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    That's part of a song. It's about a man who tolerates his girlfriend's (bad) behavior towards him, because he loves her.

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    Yeah … it’s Greek …. so:

    Φαινόμενο είμαι γω που ακόμα σε αντέχω,
    που ακόμα σ' αγαπώ και σ' έχω όπως σ' έχω,
    φαινόμενο είμαι γω για όσα έχω κάνει,
    κι ας μ' έχεις πικράνει!


    So, we can all sing along ...

    Phainomeno eimai gō pon akoma se antechō
    Pon akoma s’agapō kai s’echō opsō s’echō
    Phainomeno eimai gō gia osa echō kanai,
    Ki as m’echeis pikranei!


    I suppose a colloquial translation could be something like:

    It’s strange that I still put up with you ….
    That I still love you as I always have.
    It’s strange that among friends …
    I still defend you ….


    I’m afraid that’s the best I can come up with – perhaps our Greek friends can now stop laughing at me and help to put right my assumptions!

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    It's strange that I still put up with you,
    that I still love you and take good care of you,
    It's strange that I've done so much for you
    even though you caused me grief.
    Translating Greek into English is not easy
    Thank you Sensuikan San for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by monrepo
    It's strange that I still put up with you,
    that I still love you and take good care of you,
    It's strange that I've done so much for you
    even though you caused me grief.

    Translating Greek into English is not easy
    You're right there! But thanks - I wasn't too far off ....!

    I admit that there was an awful lot of guesswork involved in my "translation" !

    I studied (Attic) Greek for about four years, a century or two ago ..... but am ashamed to say that I still failed the exam! I can still read it though.

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    I know that Greek and Russian do not use Roman fonts I wonder how many other European languages don't. Also why certain number of European, languages do others don't, does it have something to do with the Roman Empire? Sorry I never studied anything to do with the formation of European languages...
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    Russian alphabet was adapted from old Greek alphabet with some modifications made by Saint Kyrill (or Kyrillos) Hence it is called "Kyrillic". It has a resemblance with Greek alphabet but it's different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minty View Post
    I know that Greek and Russian do not use Roman fonts I wonder how many other European languages don't. Also why certain number of European, languages do others don't, does it have something to do with the Roman Empire? Sorry I never studied anything to do with the formation of European languages...
    Modern Greek is written in the ancient east Greek alphabet while Latin alphabet is derived from the ancient west Greek alphabet modified by the Etruscans. The archaic Greek alphabet was an improvement of the Phoenician alphabet wich used signs only for consonants.

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