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Toughest Greek you've read....?

I thought I'd ask y'all what the toughest Greek you've ever read is? For me...if would probably have to be Sophopcles (O.R.) or Philo. As far as the New Testament goes....I just read through Hebrews and it kicked my butt fairly well....Lukan stuff isn't nearly as hard as people make it out to be (IMHO), and James can be a bit thick.

Well......how about you??
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Looking for languages with nasal vowels

I’d like to compare French nasal vowels with another (living) language that has nasal vowels, but I don’t know of any. Old French has quite a few more nasal vowels than modern French. I’d like to hear what those ancient nasal vowels sounded like. Yes, you could use the theory of just nasalizing the regular vowels to get nasal vowels but.... I’m having some difficulties with Modern French and that approach.

The IPA transcription is ...
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G'day

Just a post to introduce myself. (According to local forum customs. :) )

I live in Melbourne.

I'm a university student. And I've just started learning ancient Greek independently (using John Williams White's book).





In High School I did two years of Latin, so learning the grammar should (hopefully) be easyish. 8)
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HERCULIS ATHLA DUODECIM AB EURYSTHEO IMPERATA

by Hyginus. Complete with links to syntax and vocabulary notes and a crib.

http://www.learnlatinlanguage.com/DEMFA ... M#SECTION1

(note: this is a taster for a Latin course on CD-ROM)
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Orpheus et Eurydice

I have posted this topic, regarding Virgil - Orpheus et Eurydice, in the Open Board since it requires some analysis of the English rather than the latin. Here is the English for the Latin that I have covered so far. I should be very grateful if some one might answer any of the questions below!

1. "When the evening or the winter rain drives them from the mountains"
In what sense do you think is ...
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Katharevousa

For we now have a Greek member(or two?), I'd like to ask about a katharevousa dictionary. I couldn't find a mentioning of it in the internet. Is there any way to find such a thing?
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New Here Too

I am working on learning greek and latin, somewhat simultaneously -- though i am quickly running out of hair to pull out. I have Hanson & Quinn's book and Wheelock's book. Well, that's me for now.

take care,
jason
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Xairein

Hello All,

I am a new member here at Textkit. I was quite happy to find the site. I am a student of Koine Greek. I have 4 years of formal training in Koine...actually 3 1/2 with 1/2 a year devoted to Classical (which is not nearly enough IMHO). I am currently reading the Epistle of James and Apollodorus' Library (Book 121 LCL).

In my one semester of Classical I read selections from Homer, Sophocles, ...
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Being seated or sitting down

I'm sure the clever people here can help me...

The english verb sit apparently has two meanings. One is the terminal action of sitting down (usually indicated by "down"), the other is to be seated, i.e. the process.

I walked into the room and sat on the whoopey cushion = action, sit down
I sat on the grass all afternoon = action
We walked down the road and sat on the grass = ambigious! or ...
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David Sylvian

Every time I listen to some of his songs I come to the same conclusion: he is not an average musician, he is not an average poet - he is a living legend!
Because you are so greate, I like to share with you one of my favorite songs. Enjoy!

Orpheus

Standing firm on this stony ground
The wind blows hard
Pulls these clothes around
I harbour all the same worries as most
The temptations ...
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