Have you ever tried saying something in Greek to the waiter only
to be totally embarrassed when he, instead of smilingly show his
appreciation, corrects you: "it's kalimEEEra, not kalIIIImera".
Or when you finally pick up the courage to say that horrible
word for thank you, and the Greek person opposite you goes "NA
EISTE KALA" and you have no idea what to reply.
Well, these pages will not give you proper lessons just yet. But
there is quite a bit to learn here. The Greek language is the
mother of almost all Western languages, and the roots haven't
gone away. Many names we use are originally Greek (Philip,
Catherine) and if you click on "Common Words" you will find a
list of words we use today that are actually Greek.