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by Raya
Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Phonetic Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

...there shouldn't be an "y" sound. You have to speak the vowels clearly and seperated, like "e-a-n". You don't say "ey-an"! Could you kindly elaborate? I think I may missing what you mean; I don't see how one can avoid some hint of a 'y' sound between the two syllables unless you pause and have a ...
by Raya
Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Raya Returneth
Replies: 19
Views: 4764

I am about 1.5 hours (or 100 miles) east of knoxville. How do you like tennessee. There are many, many people living in that area. It is much more beautiful in my area. Hopefully your will get to visit other areas in the state. I'm having a fairly good time here! I was rather culture-clashed when I...
by Raya
Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Phonetic Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

I suppose I'm going to have to take back what I said in my first post about synonymous terms, for when I looked things up it turned out that for some things your phonology book was simply using different terms than I'm used to!

A glide is the same thing as a semivowel. If we consider Bert's example [size=117]ἐάν, notice how there is a 'y' sound between the first and second syllable as you change from e to a.

Mute is indeed another word for stop.

I can't seem to find anything in my resources about M and N being considered liquids. The only thing I can think of is that M and N (the nasal consonants) as well as L and R (the liquid consonants) are the only sonorants which are consonants - all other sonorants are vowels. So perhaps your text is using the term "liquid" for "sonorant consonant"?

I haven't come across the term median either, but from what I understand, "rhotic" is basically a blanket term for non-lateral liquids (cf. Wikipedia). So I think it's safe to assume that the terms are synonymous.
by Raya
Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Phonetic Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

Glad to be of help! As for your further questions: Yes, plosives are stops - but some stops (nasal stops) are not plosives. You're right about obstruents and approximants. Basically, obstruents involve blocking air in the vocal tract completely, whereas approximants only narrow the tract. As for sib...
by Raya
Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Raya Returneth
Replies: 19
Views: 4764

Rhuiden wrote:Where in Tennessee are you...I am in Northeast Tennessee.
Near Knoxville... for the next few weeks anyway!
I did however spend some time visiting people who live in the mountains, near a national park called Fall Creek Falls (I think).
by Raya
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Raya Returneth
Replies: 19
Views: 4764

(He's asleep again, so carpe villy is the word!) You clearly don't know my lad... :wink: Just be grateful that you are neither in poverty nor where I currently reside I'm not sure about the poverty part. To be fair, I'm not starving on the streets, but my money situation did become tight enough tha...
by Raya
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 40
Views: 8736

annis wrote:You mean ittixtkaat?
I confess, you're going to have to explain this one to me...

*wishes Textkit supported Arabic script* Sometimes I find it really hard to understand what people are getting at in Arabic transliterations... :(
by Raya
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Tina
Replies: 29
Views: 7556

I have to agree with ThomasGR - find out what she's really after. Just ask her why she wants to learn Greek. If she is truly interested in the language, she would have some sense (even if it seems vague or naive) of what she wants to do with it. Furthermore, from her stated interests you would know ...
by Raya
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Phonetic Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 3701

Oh dear. I can certainly sympathise with your position, for learning the jargon has certainly been my least favourite part of phonology... In general: it's not so much that phonological terms are interchangeable, but that any given sound is likely to fall into more than one category. This is partly ...
by Raya
Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 40
Views: 8736

In Arabic - Teskitii (m)/Teskitiyyeh (f) with plurals Teskitiyyiin (m)/Teskitiyyaat (f), or with the broken plural Tesaakit (m) ... *laughing her head off* Clever! I'm tempted to vouch instead for mutaxtkit (fem. mutaxtkitah ) ... although that would imply that 'textkit' is a root verb and that wha...
by Raya
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Raya Returneth
Replies: 19
Views: 4764

Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome! You'd better stay this time!!! I'll try! (He's asleep again, so carpe diem is the word! :wink:) I'm a little dumbfound because I was imagining you playing in the Women of Troy. Yes, I had indeed performed in a production of Euripides' Trojan Women . Am I glad ...
by Raya
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Raya Returneth
Replies: 19
Views: 4764

Raya Returneth

Something today (chatting with Geoff kai Will Texkitwn, methinks) inspired me to pick up my Greek again - and before long I found myself back here! We'll see how long it lasts though, seeing that my current arrangement has me: 1. at work most of the day 2. sharing a computer with someone who is as m...
by Raya
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 40
Views: 8736

oi textkitoi esmen!
:D

~(* Raya Textkiths (fem. gen. sing.)
by Raya
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Late intro for Sisyphus
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Hello there! Hehe, "knowledge junkie" - I like that! You'll find several of us here: the sort you never want to ask to look something up in a dictionary or encyclopaedia, because one entry leads to looking up another entry which leads to looking up another... :wink: Might I ask more about the astrop...
by Raya
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

I'm afraid I'm not quite sure what you mean. Are you asking for someone to recommend suitable Latin-learning materials? If so: There are the downloadable Latin primers on this site, of course, although they may not be the friendliest books for a 6-year-old. The only Latin textbook I know of that is ...
by Raya
Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Help in Greek Morphology
Replies: 8
Views: 3235

Wow! Thanks for this thread, calvinist and amans - and it comes just when I was picking up my Greek again but grumbling about recognising verb forms... You see, I am aiming to be able to read/think in Greek naturally - to come to a point where I need not translate, even mentally, to get to meaning. ...
by Raya
Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm back!
Replies: 9
Views: 1817

I'm back!

Well, I'm sort of back. I imagine I shall probably be too busy to contribute all that much, for I'm at university now - in Canada, having decided against both England and Classics (my major now is Cultural Studies, which for the time being seems mostly concerned with semiotics). I do hope to keep up...
by Raya
Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: If you didn't like "Troy"...
Replies: 26
Views: 5975

Raya wrote:I PWN YOU n00b!!!
Aaaagh! I actually wrote 'YOU' in full!
'U' or 'j0o' or 'JoO' - but never 'you'...

i r n00b :oops:
by Raya
Sat Jun 12, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Most of you have probably seen this before, but...
Replies: 21
Views: 6490

Most people cannot grammatically parse English these days. So sad. For myself, I'm not sure whether this is a bad thing or not. There is fable I recall (somewhat vaguely), where someone asks the centipede how she manages to walk with so many legs - does she take a step with all the left ones and th...
by Raya
Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Most of you have probably seen this before, but...
Replies: 21
Views: 6490

Emma_85 wrote:I hvae no idea waht taht last wrod there is... :?
antidisestablishmentarianism :wink:
by Raya
Fri Jun 11, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Most of you have probably seen this before, but...
Replies: 21
Views: 6490

None the less, inflected words must force you to read most of the letters seperately, because you must detatch the stem from the inflection, then detect any contractions. This would shurely make it harder to speed-read in inflected languages. I'm not so sure about this. Granted, this is how the ave...
by Raya
Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Blood in the Bath
Replies: 16
Views: 3544

I am surprised that the word 'anally' is not censored by the moderators This is off-topic, but just so you know: While moderators move and delete posts frequently enough, it is rare that they actually censor words as such; for that, the forum has automatic filters (which even they cannot bypass). A...
by Raya
Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Troy - The movie
Replies: 61
Views: 14795

Hmm... with him as Achilles and you as Hector, a certain fight scene should prove very interesting indeed...
:lol:
by Raya
Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: If you didn't like "Troy"...
Replies: 26
Views: 5975

The Iliad as text messages? Yuck. If they were going to put this into modern digital dialect, I say they should have gone for l33t sp34k.

n Achilles said OMFG AGGY U R TEH SUX!! I PWN YOU n00b!!!

Texting is so bland; at least l33t has feeling in it!
by Raya
Thu May 13, 2004 8:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Stephen Duffy, The Way to Greek and Xenophon's Anabasis
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Let William move the thread. I'm just thinking that more people are likely to see it on the Open Board - hopefully people with more ideas on this than you and I!

I'm afraid that's all I can do - and wish you luck in your search, of course! ;)
by Raya
Thu May 13, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Stephen Duffy, The Way to Greek and Xenophon's Anabasis
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

If you can't find it on Amazon or eBay, try www.abebooks.com - they're a pretty good online resource for secondhand books from around the world.

To the moderator: I think this thread would do better on the Open Board...
by Raya
Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: finally!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4983

Aww... reminds me of the 3-volume Pindar set I saw in Unsworths!
But at 900 quid, there's no way I'd be getting my hands on that - even if I <i>could</i> read it! :(
by Raya
Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Amygdalos
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Clemens wrote:But I' m afraid that explanation does not work for Amidala ;-)
Perhaps the idea of almond-shaped eyes, a sign of beauty in many cultures?
by Raya
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: romeo + juliet in latin
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Hmm... I don't know of any existing translations - but which section are you hoping to have translated? You might be able to find someone here interested in doing the translation...

Anyway, good luck with the show! ;)
by Raya
Fri Mar 26, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Where is Keesa?
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

It's not spring here in Mauritius, either ;)
by Raya
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Where is Keesa?
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

Keesa is on the occupied side these days;
spring time is busy time when your livelihood is based on a plant nursery...
by Raya
Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Public Query
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

I have no idea what IB is so I would guess that the school is not (although I would like a brief translation of the acronyms you used). IB stands for International Baccalaureate . The high school I graduated from had students follow the IB Diploma Programme in their last 2 years, and one of the req...
by Raya
Wed Mar 24, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: This has to be seen
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

;)

I love the bit where he refers to "the litany of kicks and bruises I have received":
your ignorance of the dual, your difficulty with the circumstantial participle, your tendency to conflate clauses of natural and actual result...
by Raya
Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete, amici et amicae.
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Ave, Caesar, morituri te salutamus! (Not that I study Latin, but I've been looking for an excuse to say that ;)) Anyway, welcome to Textkit - though it seems you've found your way around here already. Glad you've found the site useful, and feel free to let us know if we can be of help. So, are you t...
by Raya
Wed Mar 24, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Public Query
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

Is this an IB school? If so - and the community service requirement you're referring to is the Service aspect of CAS - then yes, I'd agree that students should get Service credit for what they do. At my school, some of the tech crew even managed to get Creativity or Action credit (depending on the s...
by Raya
Sun Mar 21, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Welcome Kat! We'll get along just fine - writing and swords are two of my loves as well! (except that I don't know how to use any of the swords in my collection. I mean, one can guess that a small Arabian sword must be manipulated differently to a large two-hand Chinese sword, but apart from such sp...
by Raya
Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is our World Coming To!
Replies: 8
Views: 2031

Some toons out there are pretty sad, indeed.
But some are hilarious - who didn't laugh at Kenya? ;)
by Raya
Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is our World Coming To!
Replies: 8
Views: 2031

Emma_85 wrote:The jumping badger seems to be very popular, I've seen it before in people's sigs... now I know where it's from at last! :D
Actually, the original source of Badger is Weebls Stuff.
by Raya
Sat Mar 20, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: It's noobie introduction time!
Replies: 13
Views: 2452

Welcome to Textkit! Which classical languages are you studying, then? (your username implies Latin, but I'll not make assumptions...) And what do you mean by 'dodging swords'? Are you into fencing, or perhaps medieval-ish battle recreation? (If so, I totally envy you! I collect swords, but all they ...