As we were wrapping up work on this issue and preparing our customary ‘From the Editors’ column, thinking of talking about signs of progress with the journal, we learned of the very sad news that our colleague and fellow editor of Journal of Greek Linguistics, Gaberell Drachman, passed away on September 10, at the age of 89. His passing leaves a huge gap at the journal; among other things, he was one of the founding editors of jgl back in 2000 and was the prime mover behind our successful switch to Brill as our publisher, a switch that took place at a time when it looked like the journal might have to fold altogether. Even more generally, his passing is a great loss to Greek linguistics, as he made numerous important contributions to scholarship on Greek throughout a productive scholarly career that spanned some five decades. Volume 6 of jgl (2006) was dedicated to him, in honor of his 80th birthday.
We plan a full obituary on Gaberell in a later issue, but for now we print a brief personal tribute to him circulated by Angela Ralli of the University of Patras just days after his death.
R.I.P. Gaberell—speaking for all Greek linguists, we can say that indeed we will miss you.
Dag T.T. Haug, Brian D. Joseph, and Anna Roussou
12 September 2014