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Re: Which letters to use??
by Guest User - Tuesday, 23 February 2010, 02:12 AM
  Add would add, in addition to what the other poster said, that Greek themselves are outrageously bad spellers probably the worst in Europe (My apologies to native Greeks out there but it's true). Even a quick Google of any misspelled will result in thousands of hits. I think this at least in part because of major spelling reforms that took place in the last 30 - 40 years after the demise of the katharevousa, and the Greeklish transliteration, using Latin characters, that's ubiquitous on the web. Whatever the cause, don't worry too much about misspelling. Know how to correctly spell the endings of nouns and verbs, i.e. -εται for -ετε will cause confusion, and likewise the spelling of definite and indefinite articles, and don't worry about the rest. If you find yourself in a situation where you have to write 'correct' prose, download OpenOffice and install the Greek spellchecker.