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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braille , in its various language formats, is a binary human-optimised code. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_writing , Braille's precursor, also fits your description request. Both codes are fixed-length, and therefore do not suffer from the problem as quoted in the question.


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I found this: http://www.etymologie.info/~e/l_/lu-gr.html Der Name des Ortes "Schengen" (im Großherzogtum Luxemburg (Kanton Remich), der Namensgeberin für das "Schengener Abkommen", engl. "Schengen Treaty", "Schengen Agreement", 1985) soll keltischen Ursprungs sein und auf kelt. "scen" = dt. "Schilfwasser" zurück gehen. Im Jahr 877 erscheint der Name des ...


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The Byzantine empire was a continuation of the older Roman empire in the East but it was gradually transformed to a different political entity. Meaning: The original Roman empire had a formal language of Roman, as expected while Byzantine was Greek-speaking They have primarily inherited the roman law system from their Roman empire. They considered ...


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You are right, the name Hellenes means “pagans” in the New Testament, and was consequently abandoned by Greek Christians, who preferred to call themselves “Romans”. The term Hellene was revived by the Greek philosopher Giorgios Gemistos Plethon in the 15th century as part of his endeavour to replace Christianity by the “Religion of the Hellenes”. It was ...


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We Greeks are Romans, and us Romans are Greek. Till this very day all Greek folk songs of old use the term Romaios ie. Roman and not Greek, the term Greek took on a religious pagan meaning and was abandoned for over 1000 years. Ethnically we consider Old Rome as just another greek city state. You will find detailed eplanations and history in this site ...


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While searching some more, I found an excellent resource on ancient Greek (although website is a bit slow and sometimes it throws exceptions). The word describing a state of blindness inflicted by the gods was known as θεοβλαβεία (infatuation sent by the gods, madness, blindness). I still can't find the specific source where I first saw it, but I could ...


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The Greek word is atë (ἄτη), when not used as a proper noun but as a common noun, as seen in the canonical "The Greeks and the Irrational" by E. R. Dodds (Google Books).


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Not sure, but is it Ate, who causes blind recklessness? No personal knowledge, but found this interesting:- http://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Ate.html In the context, interesting that St Paul was blinded before he accepted Christianity - possible cultural link?



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