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THE HELLENIC LANGUAGE IS IMMORTAL
The Grandeur of the Hellenic Language
I recalled the following speech that Prof. Xenophon Zolotas delivered at the International Monetary Fund meeting in September 1957, when he was President of the Bank of Greece:
"I always wished to address this Assembly in Greek, but realized that it would have been indeed
'Greek' to all present in this room. I found out, however, that I could make my address in Greek
which would still be English to everybody. With your permission, Mr. Chairman, I shall do it
now, using, with the exception of articles and prepositions, only Greek words.
I eulogize the of the and the for the of their and , although there is an of of the with .
With we and at the of our in which and are and . Our such as the generate some and . This is of our . But, to my , we have the to as a from and .
In , a and in a is :
I for my . I my to you, , to the
and and to the and of this
and the ."
Two years later, in 1959, Mr. Zolotas gave another Hellenic-American speech, saying that he
asked them to listen intently, even with the possible danger of tiring his listeners. Here is the
"It is on our for the of our and the herey of our and that we should between the of and the of .
"It is not my idisyncracy to be or but my would be that are rather .
"Although they, they it through their and .
"Our should be more on and less on.
"Our has to be a between and. has always been .
"In an by and , our have to be more . But this should not be into which is among .
" should not .
"A greater between the of the and is
to this, we have to and more and more our and .
"These are more now, when the of the and are .
"The of our in this has been and their will always be a to the and. The of the will these . Therefore, I , although not without on one or two , with the and the of our in their to and .
"I for having you with my .
"In my , I my to the of this and my to you, , and the ."
"What better example can we show that any man who speaks Greek, speaks better English."
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