One dictionary I looked at says 'although' is used to introduce a subordinate clause which contains a statement that contrasts with the statement in the main clause. What confuses me is whether there is emphasis 'although' puts on one of the two clauses it connects.
Here is a example sentence in that dictionary:
Although he is known to only a few, his reputation among them is very great.
If I rewrite the sentence into 'He is known to only a few, although his reputation among them is very great.', is there any difference in meaning between these two sentences?
Another dictionary says 'although' means 'but'. I know they are grammatically different conjunctions. If 'although' and 'but' actually have emphasis on some part of the two clauses they connect, I'm curious to know whether they put emphasis on the same part.