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Modern words in ancient grammar.

Looking from time to time at the agora board, I'm curious about what you people think about mixing modern words in the ancient greek construct.<br />To say, if you want to say "I like beer", there seems to be no dedicated word for 'beer' except the words set meaning "the (thing) out of barley" or just 'wine'. Since there's a modern word for it "beera(mpura)", it would be more natural to use it. but it ...
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To Mingshey

I've just seen the news about the typhoon in Korea. I hope you and yours are all safe and well.
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New book postings

Jeff, you used to have a page showing what books you were working on for future downloading - I know you put some information in a posting in the Open Board some time ago (but I can't find it), could you give us a link back to that posting or renew the information? I always liked to have something to look forward to!
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ab omni parte?

Hi all,<br /><br />Stuck on another Wheelock. 'Nihil est ab omni parte beatum.'<br />Nothing is from every part happy.<br /><br />eh?<br /><br />Anyone know what this means?<br /><br />Cheers<br />Phil
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Yay!

FINALLY, I managed to install the SPIonic font on my computer, so now I can see what all of you are saying when you type in Greek. Installing it was quite simple, once I figured out what in the world they were talking about, but it's a big step for someone who knows next to nothing about computer slang. (It took me forever to realize that I had to click on the little blue hyperlink ...
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Latin Tongue-twisters

Tongue-twisters in many languages, including Latin, but not Greek: http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/index.htm
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Moved Forum?

When I tried to enter the forum earlier, I had to be redirected...did you move the forum, Jeff? Was it supposed to do that? <br /><br />Keesa
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Iota subscript

I learned that a subscripted Iota does not affect pronunciation.<br />Just today I heard ...w| pronounced as oi.<br />I have always pronounced it as w. So, what does it mean that it does not affect pronunciation; Is it pronounced like a regular diphthong, or is it pronounced like the Iota is not there at all?<br />Thank you<br />Bert.
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trilled Lambda

Page 59 of Pharr makes reference to a trilled Lambda.<br />Is that just pronouncing the two Lambas in Ba/ll' individually?<br />Thank you.<br />Bert
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crazy quam

wheelock 17<br /><br />quam difficile est bona aut dulcia ex bello trahere<br /><br />I scratched my head for a long time on this one and came up with:<br /><br />It is difficult to derive good or sweet things from war.<br /><br />but then quam isn't doing anything. But I don't see how it can because it is feminine accusative singular and everything else seems to be neuter. <br /><br />so why is the quam there?<br ...
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