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by anglicus
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Reading group for Aristophanes
Replies: 9
Views: 3945

Re: Reading group for Aristophanes

I think I would be interested. I'm trying to refresh my Greek, and have always wanted to read more drama.
by anglicus
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: How do you type the εἱ with a hat on a mac?
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

Re: How do you type the εἱ with a hat on a mac?

Have you installed the Greek Polytonic keyboard? If you switch to that keyboard, then "[" becomes the dead key for circumflex over smooth breathing, and the "{" (in other words, shift plus "[") becomes the dead key for a circumflex over rough breathing. ῏, ῟, εἶ, εἷ Is that what you're looking for? ...
by anglicus
Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Purchasing books in Latin
Replies: 7
Views: 3253

Re: Purchasing books in Latin

Consider also that you can often find the pdf of those books on Google books and then you can print them on lulu.com Have you (or anyone else) done this yourself? I'm curious to how satisfied people have been with the results. I'm a little wary of trying it myself, just because some of the scans on...
by anglicus
Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: learning nt greek.
Replies: 3
Views: 1436

Re: learning nt greek.

Theoretically yes, but I don't think it would be all that easy or efficient. I think it would take a long time to really understand and recognize the huge variety of verb and noun forms and different constructions just by comparing them with the translation and hoping your brain will start to absorb...
by anglicus
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: need some of your input.
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Re: need some of your input.

Personally, I feel it's best to get a running start on one language and then start the other. At least get the basics of one language down so you can kind of "relax" with it more while you get up to speed on the other. But you certainly shouldn't feel that you have to master one before starting the ...
by anglicus
Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Historical Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2402

Re: Historical Question

It's not an error. I've heard it's becoming more popular to use the lunate sigma since it avoids the issue of having two forms of the same letter. Supposedly it derives from some ancient variant of the alphabet, but was popularized more in the middle ages, I think. I'm sure someone here has more det...
by anglicus
Mon May 11, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: κατὰ μὲν ... κατὰ δὲ ... ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

Re: κατὰ μὲν ... κατὰ δὲ ... ?

OK, thanks a lot. I'll have to download a copy of that. None of my grammar books go into that much detail about tmesis.
by anglicus
Sun May 10, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: κατὰ μὲν ... κατὰ δὲ ... ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1518

κατὰ μὲν ... κατὰ δὲ ... ?

From Herodotus 3.126: "ὁ δὲ ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ ταραχῇ κατὰ μὲν ἔκτεινε Μιτροβάτεα τὸν ἐκ Δασκυλείου ὕπαρχον ... κατὰ δὲ τοῦ Μιτροβάτεω τὸν παῖδα Κρανάσπην..." ( http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Hdt.+3.126&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0125 ) I was wondering if anyone had some insight int...
by anglicus
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: You might be studying Greek too much...
Replies: 7
Views: 3184

Re: You might be studying Greek too much...

Glad to see other people have similar experiences :) Yeah, last night I was trying to look up a word that started with "ex-" and I just stared for a while at the last word that started with "en-" in total confusion. Eventually it dawned on me what I was doing wrong... Another problem I've had is whe...
by anglicus
Sat Apr 25, 2009 5:28 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: You might be studying Greek too much...
Replies: 7
Views: 3184

You might be studying Greek too much...

...if you're using an English dictionary and you keep expecting to find X between N and O.
by anglicus
Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 48693

Re: Study Group

How many people are likely to do the English to Greek translations? I'd recommend it, but most of the time only a few people do those. I also plan on doing the English to Greek exercises. I've actually already worked through more than half of the North & Hillard book, so I should have enough stamin...
by anglicus
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Attic Greek in grade schools (article)
Replies: 5
Views: 2303

Re: Attic Greek in grade schools (article)

I think you're right, we aren't so much disagreeing as approaching from two different perspectives. When I first learned Latin, I gave myself a crash course in grammar, just enough to get started, and then began reading as much as I could to try to gain some fluency. I had a fair amount of success. ...
by anglicus
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Attic Greek in grade schools (article)
Replies: 5
Views: 2303

Re: Attic Greek in grade schools (article)

This is such a prevalent misunderstanding of language learning. For various reasons we've come to falsely associate knowing Greek and Latin with being smart, when in fact they are just languages like Spanish or Chinese. Case, number, and gender are concepts that 8 year-olds use constantly and fluen...
by anglicus
Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: listening to greek to connect sight and sound
Replies: 24
Views: 11700

Re: listening to greek to connect sight and sound

I'm not at all that familiar with the science either, but was just speculating based on my own experiences. But as I said, I do agree that, whatever the underlying basis of our language abilities, using it in both written and spoken form will enhance our learning, and we should try to do that as muc...
by anglicus
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: listening to greek to connect sight and sound
Replies: 24
Views: 11700

Re: listening to greek to connect sight and sound

I don't know about studies but this seems to be an extremely widespread position among second language teachers. And we are hardwired to learn spoken language, not written language. While I think there's no question that speaking and hearing will enhance your language learning over just reading alo...
by anglicus
Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Anyone interested in a new keyboard layout?
Replies: 10
Views: 4362

Re: Anyone interested in a new keyboard layout?

Thanks mate! Really works nice and smoothly. Great that you've done this for free. Thanks, I'm glad you like it. That makes the effort more worthwhile. Although the keyboard editor is actually pretty easy to use once you get the hang of it, if anyone's interested, you can download it here: http://w...
by anglicus
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: a some of questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 2258

Re: a some of questions.

Hi, I have a copy of the book and looked up that passage, and I think the authors are just trying to emphasize that the words are to be taken to mean "The Good/Bad Government" as universal types, rather than just some individual governments that happen to be good or bad. In modern editions abstract ...
by anglicus
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 48693

Re: Study Group

I think I would like to join up, if you're still accepting. I still haven't read much Homer, which I would like to rectify, and I think this would be a good way to keep me on a steady course (I have a tendency on my own to do things in irregular spurts: work on it frantically for hours a day for a f...
by anglicus
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Anyone interested in a new keyboard layout?
Replies: 10
Views: 4362

Re: Anyone interested in a new keyboard layout?

I think I looked at Keyman a long time ago when I was first interested in Greek, but I had forgotten about it. In any case, I like my layout and it's working for me so far. Thanks for the suggestion though. Oder vielen Dank sogar, da es scheint, dass Sie auch ein Liebhaber der deutschen Sprache sind.
by anglicus
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Anyone interested in a new keyboard layout?
Replies: 10
Views: 4362

Anyone interested in a new keyboard layout?

Hello, everyone. I've been registered with the forum for a while now, but just done a lot of lurking so far because I haven't had much to say yet. I've been studying Greek for probably around a year and a half now, currently reading Herodotus (halfway through the 2nd book). I've always been kind of ...
by anglicus
Fri May 16, 2003 5:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: For new members
Replies: 19
Views: 17813

Re:For new members

Hello, all,<br /><br />I am "anglicus". About me: Well, I've been doing Latin on and off for about ten years now. I started teaching myself in high school (for those interested, I learned mainly off of 'Latina Pro Populo' and 'Teach Yourself Latin' although I worked through Wheelock's (4th ed.) late...