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Sunday at 06:30 PM
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Thursday at 06:11 AM
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Hi George,


Παγώνι with omega is an older spelling (I learned it like that, to be honest). It has been simplified to παγόνι with omikron as are many loan words. This one, though, I think it's an anti-loan word (αντιδάνειο) if we take a look at the etymology the dictionary gives us:

https://bit.ly/2RHG9YU


An anti-loan word is a native Greek word that was taken and used in a foreign language, got adapted to that language and then made its way back to Greek altered.


Officially, we apply the "simplification" process in the spelling of foreign words today. But that's something relatively recent. Many words had to change their spelling during to this simplification. For example:


μπύρα - μπίρα

στυλό - στιλό

πάρτυ - πάρτι

τραίνο - τρένο

etc.


More information on loanwords in the following lesson:

https://www.greekpod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-stefania-19-why-do-some-words-have-alternative-spellings/?lp=96


Cheers!


Stefania

Team GreekPod101.com

George W
Monday at 07:26 AM
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Question-- I noticed a different spelling of Peacock somewhere else. It is spelled: το παγώνι. They used the Omega instead of the omicron.Is this because of where the accent mark falls?