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Project Gutenberg

Just curious...does Jeff work at all with Project Gutenberg? I recently joined the proofreading website for PG, and a couple of the books we're proofing right now are in Latin, which made me wonder.
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Anti-classics article

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/co ... 02,00.html

I think he's right about the hyperbole spouted about classical languages. But that's all I agree with.

The rest of the article seems to be filled with contorted arguments.
For example; he cites the world's dying languages and states that if you learn them, "you'll be doing someone a favour". However, I find it hard to see how a person living in Melbourne could help anyone ...
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Mr. Green

:mrgreen: <= What emotion is this guy supposed to represent?


He seems to be completely elated, but morbidly ill at the same time.
Or perhaps he's overcome by jealosy, but immensely happy nonetheless.

He must be insane.
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Word Association Game (English)

I got this idea from another forum site.

Rules
1. Use the first word that comes to mind that has something in common with the previous word. For example if the fist word was 'butter' you might think 'bread' and you post 'bread'.
2. No new words half way through a sequence
3. Try to have one word per post.

Okay?

The first word is golf (lol :roll: ...
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help with idiots.....

hi, im trying to translate the following saying into latin,

"encumbered by idiots, we press on...."

so far i have come up with "excorsis impedire exprimabus..."

however, my latin is a bit basic, to say the least. i'm fairly certain this isn't correct, and im particularly unsure of 'impedire'. if somebody could point out which parts are wrong, and why, that would be fantastic.

thanks,

sayre
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Adobe Reader's Voice

Has anybody tried this?

In the Adobe 6.0 Reader there's a tool under View - Read Out Loud that will convert text to speech. I came across it after I installed and put it off for another day. The other day I ran it on some Latin text and...it was funny. You can understand it easily and it is recongnizable as Latin, but it is just funny to hear your computer speak Latin. I have ...
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kathedountai

On Thursday I wasted 4 hours of my life on a 'Klausur Griechisch 12', as did my classmates. :cry:

I so hate translating Lukian, so of course it was a Lukian text we had to translate :-P.

Anyway, this was not a test my teacher had set, but some external board and their commentary was very ...
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a- in English and alpha privativum

Hi, I was just wondering about the a- in the English lanuage, which seems to be used like the Greek alpha privativum. Of course theism and atheism are just the Greek words, but 'atypical', as the opposite of typical, for example seems to be a newer 'invention'. Did this a- come from the Greek alpha privativum?
I'm just a bit confused because 'a-' has 13 meanings in my English etymological dictionary, but the meaning the ...
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137 years young

happy canada day to my fellow canucks! :)
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Congrats, Greece!

Sunxarhth/ria /Ellada!
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