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Postby MiguelM » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:47 pm

That is quite wonderful. And language learning & practising by necessity sounds ideal!
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Postby annis » Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:54 pm

Anthony Appleyard wrote:I have heard of cases when someone wrote personal records in Ancient Greek because he did not want everybody who came across the text to be able to understand it.


For the best in secrecy, invent your own language for your diary!

I seem to recall receiving email about Aoidoi in Greek once. That's been it, apart from snippets of Greek in letter correspondence with other Textkittens.
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Postby jk0592 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:12 am

In a similar vein, there is the world news at http://www.akwn.net/ which gives some current news in Ancient Greek. Hit the latest news button.
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Postby tmesis » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:46 am

I have heard of cases when someone wrote personal records in Ancient Greek because he did not want everybody who came across the text to be able to understand it.


Enoch Powell, a classicist and former MP in the UK, did just this.
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Postby quickly » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:29 pm

I do believe Schrödinger took lab notes in classical Greek, as well.
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Postby annis » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:30 pm

quickly wrote:I do believe Schrödinger took lab notes in classical Greek, as well.


Woah. :shock:
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Postby ndansmith » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:51 pm

annis wrote:For the best in secrecy, invent your own language for your diary!

For THE best in secrecy, encrypt your diary with AES and a strong key. :wink:
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Postby jk0592 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:49 pm

Or learn and use Sumerian or Ancient Egyptian in your diary. Anyone who deciphers the contents is worthy of reading it.
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