Greek orthography – Wikipedia

The orthography of the Greek language ultimately has its roots in the adoption of the Greek alphabet in the 9th century BC. Some time prior to that, one early form of Greek, Mycenaean, was written in Linear B, although there was a lapse of several centuries (the Greek Dark Ages) between the time Mycenaean stopped being written and the time when the Greek alphabet came into use.

Early Greek writing in the Greek alphabet was phonemic, different in each dialect. Since the adoption of the Ionic variant for Attic in 403 BC, however, Greek orthography has been largely conservative and historical. […]

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Are You Actually Tech-Savvy or Just Dependent? – ReadWrite

Knowing how to use smart devices doesn’t mean you’re savvy, and there’s a huge — but subtle — difference between being savvy and being dependent.

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Just Delete Me | A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

A directory of direct links to delete your account from web services.

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What Should You Do If You Receive a Phishing Email?

If you receive a phishing email, it can be a bit scary. Fortunately, nothing infects your computer if you don’t click any links or respond. Here’s what to do (and what not to do) if you receive a phishing email.

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Βίδρα | ΑΡΚΤΟΥΡΟΣ

Η ευρασιατική βίδρα είναι ένα μικρόσωμο ζώο που ζει στις όχθες των ποταμών και των λιμνών και μόνο όπου τα νερά είναι πολύ καθαρά. Η ευρασιατική βίδρα θεωρείται από τα σπανιότερα και πιο απειλούμενα θηλαστικά της ηπείρου. Καθώς το είδος αποτελεί σημαντικό δείκτη υγείας των ορεινών υδάτων, προστατεύεται αυστηρά σε όλες τις χώρες της Ε.Ε.

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Γιατί η Ινδονησία αναγκάζεται να αλλάξει πρωτεύουσα | naftemporiki.gr

Η κυβέρνηση της Ινδονησίας ανακοίνωσε ότι βρίσκεται σε αναζήτηση νέας… πρωτεύουσας. Η Τζακάρτα δεν μπορεί πλέον να συνεχίσει να έχει αυτό το ρόλο και πιθανότερος «διάδοχος» είναι μία περιοχή, που καλύπτεται από ζούγκλα, στα ανατολικά της νήσου Μπόρνεο.

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Loss of cultural song diversity and the convergence of songs in a declining Hawaiian forest bird community | Royal Society Open Science

The effects of population decline on culturally transmitted behaviours in animals have rarely been described, but may have major implications to population viability. Learned vocal signals in birds are of critical importance to behaviours associated with reproduction, intrasexual interactions and group cohesion, and the complexity of vocal signals such as song can serve as an honest signal of an individual’s quality as well as the viability of a population. In this study, we examined how rapid population declines recently experienced by Hawaiian honeycreepers on the island of Kaua‘i (USA) may have influenced the diversity, complexity and similarity of learned honeycreeper songs.

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It’s All Greek to You and Me, So What Is It to the Greeks? – Atlas Obscura

It’s a curious thing when there is an idiom—structured roughly the same way and meaning essentially the same thing—that exists in a large number of languages. It’s even more curious when that idiom, having emerged in dozens of different languages, is actually … about language. That’s the case with “It’s Greek to me.”

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