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Re: επιλέγω & διαλέγω
by Guest User - Monday, 21 September 2009, 12:35 PM

Αγαπητοί φίλοι,

After asking a lot of people about the verbs διαλέγω and επιλέγω recently (and getting some very interesting responses), an aquaintance from Crete came up with the very curious statement that he would never use the verb επιλέγω in conversational Greek because his friends would ridicule him for using such a highbrow word.  His perception is that this word circulates mainly around educated and learned types, and so in texts.

This has been denied by other Greek speakers I've asked, but they are all educated types to whom the use of επιλέγω would, according to my friend's theory, be quite natural.  Would anyone care to comment on this idea?

Να ’στε καλά,