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Transitive or intransitive

Transitive and intransitive verbs, what are they and what is the difference between them? How do you recognise which is which?
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Participles

Hi, my name is Peter. I am studying Attic Greek on my own. Everything was going great until I hit the participles. That is when you realise a textbook can only go so far -- especially one that doesn't come with an answer key!

I have a fairly good idea of what participles are and how they are used. However, I do have a problem when I encounter the participle wn ("being") in predicate position ...
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On the Matrix (from 'Nonessence' @ The Academy)

Only the first part mind you... you don't need to see part 2 and 3 :wink: .
I went and saw the Matrix which my mum and dad, so the people at the cinema didn't ask about my age and let me in anyway. But they don't check much anyway... I always got to see any film I wanted to :P ...
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The pronunciation of omicron

Vox Graeca uses the german "Gott" for omicron and Received Pronunciation "saw" for omega. From my Harper's German-English dictionary, that implies that they only differed in quantity. But it explained that omicron isn’t pronounced as a close mid o like French beau. Yet then again, the chart clearly indicates a difference in quality in pronunciation with his use of two different characters to represent the pronunciation of omicron and omega. ...???

Sturtevant: “That o was ...
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Going on a virtual trip

For those of you who never came in Rome, Pompei, etc. or for those who visited these cities and want the revisit them: Some Holland Classicus made a few movies. They give a really good view of the cities. There is the Forum Romanum, Pomepei, etc.

I know it's in Dutch, but even if you don't know Dutch you will find yiyr way, you just have to click the images and you will not feel ...
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Hittite Grammar

A few months ago, I found a web page where you could download, page by page, images of an old Hittite grammar book. Since it was late and I was tired, I was going to return to that page the very next day and download the files. I never found the site again. Does anyone know of this site, or if it is still in operation?
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Languages and computers

On second thought, I'm starting a new thread for this reply.

Bert wrote:
A little 'aside' question; Why is it that so many classicists are also computer experts (or at least computer geeks.)


I'm neither. I can pretty well maneuver my way around online, and I can do most things with computers that I need to do (i.e., format a manuscript on Microsoft Word or outline a resume on Publisher), but calling me a ...
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Germanic textkit ;-)

This is the germanic textkit. I don't know if this has been posted yet, but since mingshey liked the Old Icelandic dictionary, I wanted to share another link. :-) But the annoying thing is that you have to download page by page. However, there are different formats of the text too.

http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~kurisuto/ger ... urces.html
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Charting out tenses in a time line

Latin: Pluperfect – Perfect – Imperfect – Present – Future Perfect – Future.

I’m sketchy about the Imperfect because it is a continuous action that can extend all the way back to Pluperfect, but what do you think of the placement in the time line? I’m doing this because I’m trying to make a mnemonic verb synopsis list. Pluperfect verbs would be verbs starting with the letter "A"; Perfect starts with "B; Imperfect starts with ...
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Does anyone feel guilty for studying dead languages?

Do you feel guilty for studying dead languages? I just feel like poop when my mom asks me “what language is that?” I kind of lie and just say I’m doing it for fun and I’m not taking it seriously, which is still bad in of it self already because I should be studying something practical like computer science and should not be wasting my time. Luckily, I’m interested in live languages too, but that ...
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