The word “alphabet” refers to the first two letters of the Greek alphabet.
Both English and Greek languages’ first alphabet letters are a/a and b/ί respectively.
Greek language have three genders
Most of languages have two genders. The Greek language though, has three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter.
The world’s longest word is Greek
It’s believed that the longest word ever has been written by the Greek playwright Aristophanes in his 391 BCE play, Assemblywoman. It consists of 171 letters, and refers to a fictional dish containing several various types of meat.
Around 12% of English words are of Greek origin
It’s well-known that the Greek language has influenced English. There are numerous technical and scientific terms that are of Greek origin.
English has also influenced Greek
Although English hasn’t affected Greeks the same as Greek has on English, the English language has notably affected Greek.
Greek had 2 different official versions since 1976
Greek used to have two different variations since 1976, Demotic and Katharevousa.
The Greek alphabet was the first to use vowels
The Greek alphabet has been used since the 9th century BCE, boasting a long history.
The Greek question mark seems like a semicolon
Greek punctuation seems like it resembles with English one but it actually differs.
Greeks used to write from right to left
Like modern-day Hebrew and Arabic, ancient Greek used to be written from right to left. Today, it’s written only from left to right, after a period of boustrophedon, meaning that lines changed between right-to-left and left-to-right script.
Greek is difficult to learn
Greek language is considered one of the most difficult to learn, as its Grammar is very complicated and full or rules, compared to others.