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Consonantal U: V or W ?

I have recently come across a very compelling and rather shocking document on Latin pronunciation, quoting the Latin grammarians themselves, on exactly what the Romans had to say about the sound of consonantal u, which is most often spelled as v in contemporary texts. I have taken great pains to transfer the section dealing with consonantal U in full, with my own BBord italicizations, emphasis, and transliterations to add clarity. Notate: if I make a ...
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Soul Food

For 11 years I lived in Texas. I wasn't there by my decision in the first place, and unlike my younger sisters, I never took to the place. I couldn't handle the heat, the fire ants and hostile shrubbery (mesquite'll mess you up good), nor the - with apologies to Baptists - Southern Baptists and associated Evangelicals asking me what I considered rude and intrusive questions about my religion (always trouble in my case).

Eventually ...
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volo volare

Some people say that if man were meant to fly, he would have been born with wings. I say, man was meant to fly because he was born with the mind to create the technology to achieve flight. What do you think? :?:
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How to print texts in Greek?!

What is required to print a text in Greek (with accents etc.)? A special printer?..
Thanks
kyklops
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Vocative case

Beginning in chapter 4, the noun paradigms don't include the vocative case. I assume this means that it is identical to the nominative, but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks.
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i have a quick question

i do not have a background in greek or latin and i am about to begin college.

how much more difficult is greek then latin?

i know this question is hard to answer. as a freshman i don't want to spend all of my time studying and i heard that greek is extremely difficult. so i wonder which language i should take.

any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
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Iliad 2:207

(\Ws o(/ge koirane/wn di/epe strato/n;

The translations I used to check my word have something like; 'Thus he masterfully went through the host.'
I took the participle to go with o(/ge to mean something like; 'the ruling one.'
How does this participle get to act as an adverb?
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Iliad 2:205-206

ei(=j basileu/j, w(=| e)/dwke Kro/nou pai=j a)gkulomh/tew skh=ptro/n t' h)de\ qe/mistaj, i(/na/ sfisi basileu/h|
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w(\j o(/ ge koirane/wn di/epe* strato/n: oi(\ d' a)gorh\n de\

Line 205 ends with a full stop, and there is some question about the validity of line 206.
Without line 206 the thought of line 205 seems to be incomplete.
One king to whom the son of sheming Cronus gave. Gave what? Does the reader have to supply the rest? ...
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Iliad 2:200-201

a)/llwn mu=qon a)/koue*,
oi(\ se/o* fe/rteroi*/ ei)si,


I don't understand how the translations (on Perseus) I checked come up with; 'listen to the word of others who are better than you.'
I came up with; 'listen to the word of others, they are better than you.'
In order for it to mean listen to those who are better than you oi(\ fe/rteroi would have to be in the dative. (or accusative -> obey ...
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Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?

Question: Can God hear colors?
Answer: Invalid question, colors are not meant to be heard.

Similarly: Impossibilities are not meant to be achieved.

Question: Can God create a rock which He cannot lift?
Answer: Invalid question, because it is impossible for there to exist a rock which God cannot lift, God's ability is limitless.
Impossibilities are not meant to be achieved ... just like colors are not meant to be heard.
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