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Why not Unicode?

Newbie question. I understand the choice of the SPIonic font for the TextKit fora, since it's basically betacode (in my opinion, the second best standard for representing Classical Greek), but why not Unicode (the best standard)? After all, fonts are freely available, the character mapping is standard, keyboard mappings are whatever people set up for themselves, and Unicode is the way of the future. (Admittedly, my e-mail program does not yet support Unicode, but that's ...
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Writting in Latin

I think you web is great.
The old book are very usefuly when you want to learn writte in latin.
I self-study latin (not in any scholl). it`s my hobby.
I studied some years and know it well in reading (i read for example all books of cesar and Livius now I think about Cicero or tacit).
But my writting latin always was very bad.
I think the rason was books. I an Polish and ...
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Quick Help

Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me here?

I am looking for some latin phrase to go on my sword.

I was thinking of using my clan's motto: "Per Mare, Per Terras", but slightly changing it to "Per Mare, Per Terras, Per Astra".

Now my question is does that say, "By Sea, By Land, By Stars" Or would it be better with "the" in "By (the) Stars"?

Or does this sound any better: ...
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PINKER the language TINKER!!!

heyall :D

here's an interesting passage from an excerpt from out of a book written by this famous linguistic sciences reasearcher dude STEVEN PINKER,


HERE---->> http://www.edge.org/documents/ThirdCulture/u-Ch.13.html

"Language Is a Human Instinct" BUT AINT THIS AN INSTINCT ALMOST ALL LIVIN THINGS SHARE COMMONLY. I MEAN THE HUMAN LINGUISTIC ABILITY IS A PROPOSAL OF THE BROCAS AREA OF THE BRAIN.ANIMALS MAKE SOUNDS ...
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DIG SAILIN????

HEYYALL :D

ANYONE IN HERE HAVE ANY SAILING EXPERIENCE OR MAYBE
YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS????? .... CUS I WUZ LIKE....YOU KNOW...
TRYINNA...LIKE I MEAN....YOU KNOW...GET A FEW PEOPLE TO SAIL DOWN SOUTH...LIKE..YOU KNOW...SOUTH OF THE INDIAN OCEAN OR SOMETHIN.....MAN, BUT..........THERE'S NO SAILOR PEOPLE HERE IN MY FREAKKIN LANDLOCKED CITY THAT I KNOW OF...SO ..
I WAS..LIKE...YOU KNOW...I MEAN...LIKE...MAYBE...THIS FORUM IS ALL ABOUT GREEK AND THE ...
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Latin imperatives

Does anyone have any definitive comments to make on the TO/TOTE form of the imperative? I had always learned that it was a 'future' or 'strengthened' form of the simple imperative, with TO for the 2nd person singular, TOTE for the 2nd person plural, and sometimes ANTO/UNTO for the 3rd person plural. My problem is that in the Kennedy grammars the TO form (as in 'amato') is listed as being used for the 3rd person ...
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Translation Request

Hello,

Nothin scholarly about my question, but hopefully someone can help.

My father-in-law Peter Mouhlas was Greek, died about 10 years ago. He always called his daughter/my wife by the pet name Boodle Bug. Even in later years he still called her Boodle.

Last fall we bought a sailboat and I would like to name it Boodle II, Boodle 2, Boodle the 2nd, something along those lines. I'd like to put the II, 2, or ...
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More new words

At what point did Homer start to repeat words instead of trying to use new ones?
I'm exaggerating of course, but at what point does the memory work start getting easier?
Throughout Pharr, the number of new words stays fairly constant compared to the number of lines of the Iliad. (This does not take into account the first 12 lessons where new words are introduced without getting into the Iliad.)
I was hoping to go ...
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Greek Comp, Steingarten

Right now I'm reading It Must've Been Something I Ate by Jeffrey Steingarten. He's a food essayist. I just read this wonderful little paragraph, and this seems like a challenge without being insurmountable:

The great Brillat-Savarin declared, "We can learn to be cooks, but we must be born knowing how to roast." I often lie awake nights worrying about whether I was born to roast. It can be total agony.


I'll post my own attempt ...
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Current reads (spinoff from least favorite books)


Just curious. Besides your Greek/Latin studies... what are you currently reading?

I'm almost finished with "The Name of the Rose" (Umberto Eco). And I've got "The Elegant Universe" (Brian Greene) waiting in the wings.... let's see what this string theory is all about!
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