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using search engines for linguistic phenomena

I was a little impatient to confirm this issue I had with French so I went to google and did a search for "bel héros" and "beau héros". "bel héros" had 172 results and "beau héros" had about 597 results. I wanted to find out if the aspirated h rule was actually followed by native speakers when dealing with irregular adjectives like beau, mou, etc. I guess I can't assume the majority rule is always ...
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Nova Roma

This has come up only once, so I mention it here in a topic:


"Because ancient Rome stands as the bedrock of western civilization...
Because Roman Virtues mean more than Family Values...
Because the Gods of Olympus are calling..."

Dedicated to the restoration
of classical Roman
religion, culture and virtues.
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Newby with problems

Hey folks,

I have been visiting Textkit for some time and have finally decided to join the forum (apt name that it is for this website). I am a "non-traditional' student (read 'old') that has left the world of engineering for English Literature with the intent of gaining a PhD in that field. So what am I doing here? Even though I spent two years in Panama and could have easily used it as my ...
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Translation into Ancient Greek: Philosophical Sophistry

How would it look? Thanks. Also, I utilize MS Word 'symbols' to type out ancient greek, is that what others use?

Someone can shoot me an e-mail w/ an MS Word attachment at ardentphilosopher@gmail.com

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Help, How do you know what is the noun's each case like?

I mean, how to form a noun's five cases. Is there any rules for that? :oops:
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My first Elegaic Couplet

gh=j d / a0palh=j propa/roiqe pro\ d / ou0rano/qen poliou= te/
dendrw=n me\n korufa\j mikrh\ e)ou=sa q / o(rw=

It took several days to compose this. Even now I wonder if there is a metrical problem in the last hemiepe. I know hiatus is not allowed, but I am relying on the rule in Pharr 1173 to make it scan. Since I am trying to imitate an earlier rather than later poet, is this ...
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Tattoos in Antiquity

Christopher showed us his philosopher tattoo and I have talked to a forum member who is about to have a tattoo, too, so I became interested in the matter.

Does anyone know if it was common in Greece and Rome to get tattoos? And if so, were they merely drawings or did they also have inscriptions as is normal today?

Perhaps it was considered something other peoples did? My dictionary has:

barbarus compunctus notis Threiciis ...
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Look at this,

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/artic ... E_ID=45334

Those with linguistic interest should have some interesting perspectives on this issue. I once heard a black linguist on a talkshow say he resented ebonics since the phonetic characteristics are traced not to African origins, but ignorant white sailors from whom the slaves in America learned english. I don't know if that's true (or even proveable), but nonetheless interesting.

I love idiom and ...
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What do you say to people disturbed by the Greek alphabet?

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Online Greek Texts

Some may be aware of this, but I found a website that has Bibles in various languages. Many appear to be in the public domain. They are in PDF, and there are some really great resources, for both NT & Septuagint, including some manuscripts.

matt gumm
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