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By Costas Lapavitsas, Heiner Flassbeck

At the twenty fifth January 2015 the Greek humans voted in an election of historical importance—not only for Greece yet very likely all of Europe. the unconventional occasion Syriza used to be elected and austerity and the neoliberal time table is being challenged. by surprise it sort of feels as though there's another. yet what?

The Eurozone is in a deep and lengthy main issue. it truly is now transparent that financial union is a old failure, past repair—and on no account within the pursuits of Europe’s operating people.

Building at the fiscal research of 2 of Europe’s major thinkers, Heiner Flassbeck and Costas Lapavitsas (a candidate status for election on Syriza’s list), opposed to the Troika is the 1st e-book to suggest a strategic left-wing plan for a way peripheral nations may possibly go out the euro. With a metamorphosis in govt in Greece, and looming political adjustments in nations equivalent to Spain, this significant intervention lays out an intensive, anti-capitalist programme at a severe juncture for Europe. the ultimate 3 chapters provide a close postmortem of the Greek disaster, clarify what might be realized from it—and offer a potential alternative.

Against the Troika is a realistic blueprint for genuine swap in a continent wracked by way of obstacle and austerity.

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So: ȣȠȦȳ ȣȠȦȠȤȭ ȣȠȦȠȤ 36 (thelo) (thelis) (theli) I want you want he/she/it wants ȣȠȦȪȯȧȠ ȣȠȦȠȮȠ ȣȠȦȪȯȨȠ (theloomay) (theletay) (theloonay) we want you want (plural and formal form) they want Insight As in many languages, Greek has two forms for the second person, or ‘you’ form, where Modern English has only one. ȣȠȦȠȤȭ is the singular or ‘familiar’ form, and is mainly used when addressing family members, children, or close friends. ȣȠȦȠȮȠ is the plural version, sometimes known as the ‘polite’ form, and it is also used in more formal situations.

Now perhaps you can make some sense of the following signs: ȧȫȜȬ (bar) ϭ bar ȧȫȪȯȥȜȦȤ (bookali) ϭ bottle ȧȫȯȬȜ (bira) ϭ beer ȧȫȪȯȥȜȦȤȜ (bookalia) ϭ bottles In Greek when you want to say ‘a bottle of’ something, all you need to do is put the words ‘one bottle’ in front of what you want. ‘A bottle of ouzo’, for example, becomes ȠȨȜȧȫȪȯȥȜȦȤȪȯȡȪ. Exercise 3 Mike is a fast learner. Already he has got into the habit of buying bottles of everything. In the exercise below, see if you can replace the English sentences with Greek ones.

It makes the sound you’d expect to find in English words like thesis, thesaurus and theatre. Now that you know it you can try using the following word: ȣȠȦȳ ϭ I want. Insight English has three forms of the present tense. ’ In common with many other languages, Greek has only one form of expression. Also, Greek dispenses with the need to use ‘I’, ‘you’, ‘we’ etc. by changing the ending of the verb instead. Because Greek verbs have different endings for whoever is performing an action you don’t have to worry about learning extra words such as I, you etc.

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