Interaxus wrote:Wish someone would decline Pirithous for me!
modus.irrealis wrote:But about macrons, when it comes to vowels with hidden quantity, how much do we know and not know? I can find resources that mention the different things scholars use to figure out whether such vowels are long or short, but I can't find any numbers about what percentage of these vowels still have unknown quantity.
Evertype wrote:Has anyone else had a chance to look at the sample?
Lex wrote:I personally prefer the first version, with the macrons and j's. But that's because I'm at such a low level of proficiency in Latin, so I like all the help I can get, and macrons and distinguishing i's and j's both give me help.
furrykef wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong -- which is very possible, but this rule will work at least 99% of the time -- but I think "i" is always a vowel except when it occurs as the first letter of a word (where it is always a consonant if it precedes another vowel)
I added the macroned glyphs to the fonts, but did not create the fonts themselves.adrianus wrote:If you created the fonts, they're nice.
The copyright rests with the Estate of Clive Harcourt Carruthers. I met the Estate (Clive's son and daughter-in-law) on 21 May when they passed through Westport on a bus tour through Ireland. I have permission to re-publish both Alicia in Terra Mirabili and Aliciae per Speculum Transitus.You're the publisher so what's the copyright like in this translation?
I'm afraid that whoever has put that text on the internet is in breach of the Carruthers' copyright. Not only is the text incomplete (there are twelve chapters) but it is uncorrected. And unauthorized. That's not right.I see it here http://www.intratext.com/IXT/LAT0697/_INDEX.HTM on the internet, of course, with a 2007 copyright that can reside only in the concordances, but the translation copyright must be 1964.
furrykef wrote:It's a pretty easy rule to handle, I think.
If for any reason you're unsure whether an "i" is consonantal or not, you can look it up in Whitaker's Words.
furrykef wrote:And, to be honest, I say if you're afraid of learning very simple rules like "'i' is a consonant 99% of the time when it's at the start of a word or after a prefix and followed by a vowel, and always a vowel otherwise", then Latin isn't the language for you.
furrykef wrote:Taking off a couple of tiny pebbles for one person at the expense of making everything look funny to everyone else doesn't sound like a good compromise to me.
furrykef wrote:...I think it would be wise to defer to common convention, and few write Latin with "j" anymore.
Lex wrote:I think this kind of blatant snobbism is ironic
Lex wrote:At one point in time, accent marks looked "funny" to Greeks, and yet now they are common practice.
Lex wrote:I think it is simply that j's annoy you, and you're trying to come up with rationalizations.
columbula wrote:But I just noticed that most of my books differentiate between u and v, but leave i as just i. How did this inconsistency become normal?
Smythe wrote:Very cool. Looks good! When shall it be available?Evertype wrote:Well, it will take a bit of time to put together. Perhaps in time for Christmas.