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Greek punctuation
by Victoria K - Friday, 22 May 2009, 11:31 AM

Can anyone explain what the Greek punctuation mark of a dot ' following a letter means? I am not sure how to type this symbol, but it is a dot following a word, but at the top of the letter, not a period!

Thanks very much!

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Απάντηση: Greek punctuation
by pico pico - Friday, 22 May 2009, 11:38 AM

If I understand you correctly I think that it is just a colloquial way of speaking with the dot signifying a letter that is missed out for ease and speed of speech as in " από ΄δώ ".

Hope this helps but I,m sure that Greg will let us know the correct meaning but that,s my best shot right now.

Good learning


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Re: Greek punctuation
by Greg Brush - Friday, 22 May 2009, 12:15 PM
  The raised dot (·) following a word is the Greek semicolon.

Using Windows' Character Map applet (charmap.exe), you can find this symbol in the Western character set at character U-00CB (keyboard code Alt-0203), or in the Greek character set (Windows-1253) at character U-00B7 (keyboard code Alt-0183).

Greg Brush