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Postby bingley » Thu Jun 19, 2003 2:27 pm

My name is Bingley and I am sinking back into my ancient world addiction. <br /><br />I studied Latin and Greek to A Level at school, but seem to have forgotten most of what I ever knew. I'm slowly piecing the scattered fragments of knowledge back again, and am glad to have found a site where I can meet like-minded people.
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Re:Hello, everyone

Postby Erica » Sat Jun 21, 2003 8:11 pm

HI Bingley<br />I am in the same boat! I studied Latin in Jr./Sr. Highschool in the USA and forgot most of it in college as I studied other things...now I'm getting back in to classics and find this site a great help, as well as fun. <br />Erica
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Re:Hello, everyone

Postby bingley » Sun Jun 22, 2003 9:12 am

Thanks for the welcome, Erica. <br /><br />I'm English, now living in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. I used to be an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher but am now working in a law firm, where I am basically their general resource on the English language. I check what they write in English, and do some English language teaching and translating from Bahasa Indonesia to English.<br /><br />I did French at school as well as Latin and Greek, and can still stagger through a French text if I have to. I lived in Spain for 9 months and for a while could stagger through Spanish books, but even staggering is beyond me now.<br /><br />
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Re:Hello, everyone

Postby thomist44 » Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:13 am

Hey, so you know bout three languages? I've studied Latin for two years now in high-school and have a proficiencyto get me through ALMOST any text with a good dictionary. But I've actually always had an interest in Bahasa INdonesian and wanted to learn that along with several OTHER languages including Latin and Greek. As of right now, I onl really speak english and am improving rapidly in Latin. But I guess I just wanted to say that the fact that you know so many languages is cool, esp. INdonesian.
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Re:Hello, everyone

Postby aesthetics » Sat Jun 28, 2003 7:10 am

greetings to u kind sir...... ;)
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Re:Hello, everyone

Postby bingley » Sat Jun 28, 2003 12:12 pm

[Blue]Greetings to you both, Thomist44 and aesthetics.[/blue]
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Re:Hello, everyone

Postby Carola » Sun Jun 29, 2003 10:46 pm

Well Bingley, it's great to see some more people who have gone back to study after many years away from school. Looking at the books I have collected over the years I can see that I had kept an interest in ancient languages and history, it just took a lot of years to get to a stage where I could find the time to get around to studying again (after computer studies then a music performance course which took years.) I am now in my first year at university and just loving it. I think that, like youth, studying is wasted on the young! ;) Although I must say I miss those all night student parties of my teenage years - oh well, can't have it all!
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