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    So what's the least earthquaky island then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    So what's the least earthquaky island then?
    Britain, m8.

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    Craner have you Made any decisions? What do other people think about Naxos? I don't drive. Does that matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    I haven't got a clue where to go. There's too much of this place.
    you could always go to Argos

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    have fun!
    i think some travel agency went bankrupt, you will have all the swimming pools and hotels to yourself!

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    You should try and learn a bit of the lingo. Try your hand at Homeric hexameter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    You should try and learn a bit of the lingo. Try your hand at Homeric hexameter.
    I really enjoy parsing road signs and menus in tavernas written in Greek.

    B = V
    P = R
    triangle = D (delta)
    wobbly X = Ch
    pi symbol = P obvs
    u with a tail = M

    After a couple of days you get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMGovt View Post
    I really enjoy parsing road signs and menus in tavernas written in Greek.

    B = V
    P = R
    triangle = D (delta)
    wobbly X = Ch
    pi symbol = P obvs
    u with a tail = M

    After a couple of days you get used to it.
    A physics education means the names of the letters are second nature to me, but the sounds of some of them catch you out if you're not careful. Beta is actually "veta", as you point out. I think 'mp' is used to denote an actual "b" sound. Another is that gamma is really "ghamma" or "yamma", and not the standard hard 'g' in English.
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    Athens is very very good. On the very short shortlist of cities im in love with

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    What do you like about it?

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    They don't care about me. Not impressed by me, not trying to impress me. I barely impinge on their consciousness. They just bring my lager and my free peanuts. Never experienced anything like it.

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    B = V
    P = R
    triangle = D (delta)
    wobbly X = Ch
    pi symbol = P obvs
    u with a tail = M
    All except the last also true in Russian. Oh and the delta.
    In general B and V tend to be replaceable ie a lot of words in say German or French or English or whatever will turn out to be the same if you swap B for V or vice versa.

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    They just bring my lager and my free peanuts. Never experienced anything like it.
    If you set your sights low you are gonna be quite easily impresed. And thus happy.

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