Converting two titles to title case

jAy-jAyS

New Member
Australia; English
Hello. I have two Greek song titles in upper case and would like to know how they are written in title case. I know I could just look up the characters' lower case equivalents but it seems to me that Greek words take on accents on some letters when in lower case.

Thank you.

The titles are ΑΝ ΕΣΥ Μ'ΑΓΑΠΑΣ and Η ΑΓΑΠΗ ΣΟΥ ΔΕ ΜΕΝΕΙ ΠΙΑ ΕΔΩ.

Thank you for your help. :)
 
  • Vagabond

    Senior Member
    1. ΑΝ ΕΣΥ Μ' ΑΓΑΠΑΣ = Αν εσύ μ' αγαπάς
    2. Η ΑΓΑΠΗ ΣΟΥ ΔΕ ΜΕΝΕΙ ΠΙΑ ΕΔΩ = Η αγάπη σου δε μένει πια εδώ


    In titles, sometimes you find the first letter of every word (typically articles and such outside) capitalised; like this:
    1. Αν Εσύ Μ' Αγαπάς
    2. Η Αγάπη Σου Δε Μένει Πια Εδώ
    To be quite honest, it looks silly to me. I'd go with the first option.
     

    Vagabond

    Senior Member
    Oh and is "μ'αγαπάς"/"μ' αγαπάς" one word or two??
    It's two words. Basically it is με αγαπάς, chopped down to μ' αγαπάς. Normally you'd add a space between μ' and αγαπάς, to be grammatically correct; however, I think you will often find it as μ'αγαπάς, it's pretty commonly used (ditching the space is probably an influence from English - "it is" --> "it's").
     

    jaxlarus

    Senior Member
    Greek (el-CY)
    Official typewriting calls for a space before or after the apostrophe, as if the missing letter(s) were actually there:
    μ' αγαπάς, του 'πα.

    In cases where the apostrophe is used more than once, you can omit the first space:
    σ'το 'πα, που'ν' τον;
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top