Learning Greek

The positive contribution from Covid is exposure to the Greek alphabet. This alphabet dates back to circa 850 BCE and has been used to record a near-original versions of a massive number of major early documents.

After all, if we learn Greek, we can explore these early versions of religious and scientific texts, and see how much spin translators and religious leaders have added to these documents over the centuries. Isn’t that a good thing?

Well, maybe not for some. Truth does set one free, whether one wants to be free or not.

Welcome Omicron, the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. Delta is the 4th letter. If we are proceeding in order, I had not realized that there were so many major variants since Delta.

A guide to the Greek alphabet, including pronunciation, can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_alphabet

Pi is next. I wonder what that’s going to throw at us? (My father taught me to never miss a good pun — or a bad one, for that matter.)

4 comments

  1. And you should also note that vaccines were developed pre-delta, and that we are still on the first iteration of vaccines.
    So that’s how quickly it mutates – fifteen iterations of covid versus one of vaccine! At least.

    People waiting for a vaccine with 100% efficacy are going to be waiting a while.

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