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Re: Κatharevousa
by Nick Savchenko - Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10:08 AM

Katharevousa is a dead language which is never used in oral conversation and very rarely used in written form. I never encountered any documented standard of it except "write in polytonic, use ancient inflection, try to replace borrowed words with greek ones and try hard that the result is understandable by modern greeks". Nevertheless I believe that knowing both ancient and modern greek you'll understand any existing katharevousa text without any problems. I doubt that skill of writing "correct" katharevousa will be ever useful for you unless you plan to become a press release writer for the Greek Orthodox Church.