Which letter of the Greek alphabet starts the most words?
Here is a survey based on the page numbers of the Revised Supplement to LSJ. Of course, it may reflect letters which needed more revision and correction for faulty treatment as well as expansion or the 'raw number' of lexemes. It may also reflect the publisher's concern about space and time.
The major players (emboldened, with more than 30 pages) are hardly surprising, but their relative coverage might be. Also, some likely second division letters might seem under- or disproportionally represented.
Counts for the Supplement and for LSJ itself will follow, along with some analysis.
Friday, 27 August 2010
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