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ENA (Greek UNO Card Game)

Postby LSorenson » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:51 pm

ἔπαισας ποτὲ τὴν παιδία Ἑνά;

For those who want a little fun in their life, and want to improve their Greek, I have translated the UNO instructions into ancient Greek. There are still a few errors and changes of terms, but you can find the instructions and other documents as shown below:

Greek Instructions:http://www.letsreadgreek.com/uno/uno_instructions_greek.pdf
English Instructions: http://www.letsreadgreek.com/uno/uno_instructions.pdf
Greek Words and Phrase list:http://www.letsreadgreek.com/uno/greekunowords.pdf
Cheat Sheet (first version): http://www.letsreadgreek.com/uno/PlayingUnoCheatSheet.txt

If you have any ideas for changing the wording or errors let me know.

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Re: ENA (Greek UNO Card Game)

Postby Markos » Sun May 30, 2010 2:12 pm

There is now a You-Tube video of a guy playing Uno in Ancient Greek with his son.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEgMmqW66jk

You learn the colors and the words αιρω (I take up a card) and καταβαλλω (I am putting down a card.) If you watch carefully, you'll notice that the guy cheats at one point, so his triumphant boast νικω is a bit spurious.
I am writing in Ancient Greek not because I know Greek well, but because I hope that it will improve my fluency in reading. I got the idea for this from Adrianus over on the Latin forum here at Textkit.
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Re: ENA (Greek UNO Card Game)

Postby Markos » Sun May 30, 2010 2:12 pm

N. B. παιγνιον is one of several Greek words for "game."
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