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by oistos
Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Multiple language learning
Replies: 8
Views: 2090

Where there's a will there's a way. If you really want to learn Spanish you will squeeze it in somehow. In your situation I agree with Carola that tapes or CD's would be an excellent solution. If you have neighbors that speak Spanish, what a great way to get to know them, by showing interest in thei...
by oistos
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spionic for Mac-newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 4816

Hello Adelheid, Yes, SPIonic finally works. I didn't do anything. I really had given up. I really began to dispare when IE began to quit on me. Lo and behold about 2 weeks ago SPIonic just started working in Safari. I guess I'll never know what went wrong. Thanks for your help and interest in my "pl...
by oistos
Fri May 20, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Star Wars...
Replies: 16
Views: 4862

You don't have to hide. Unless you were dressed as Yoda... :P
by oistos
Fri May 13, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: King Kong
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Sorry, I just looked more closely at the picture. Here is a better translation: "Climbing up here to get f***ed. Bring me Bin Laden!" In more colloquial English: "I climbed up here only to get f***ed...Bring me Bin Laden." The picture is from the '80s version of Kong. He climbed the World Trade Cent...
by oistos
Fri May 13, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: King Kong
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

It means:

"Climb up here to get F***ed. Bring me Bin Laden!"

Nice, eh?
by oistos
Fri May 06, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 37
Views: 13942

Languages: English (Native) French (fluent) Spanish (conversational/intermediate) I've dabbled in a lot of other languages too. I think that music and language are related. I pick up languages very easily. I can read music but I learn it better by ear. Once I learn a song I seem to know it forever. ...
by oistos
Fri May 06, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Good Place to Hear Ancient Greek and Latin
Replies: 16
Views: 5287

I just got back from a recording session with the choir I'm in, so when I read these posts and saw that there was a choral interpretation of Homer I had to listen to it. I was expecting some weird postmodern interpretation of what they thought an actual Greek chorus would sound like. Instead it's so...
by oistos
Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Alguém daqui fala português?
Replies: 5
Views: 1677

Espanhol por Shakespeare. :D
by oistos
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spionic for Mac-newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 4816

Adelheid and Annis, Here is what I did: I downloaded the the file from Monachos to my desktop. I unstuffed it. I clicked on the file and a small preview box opened. As Annis has said, it only actually shoed the characters once. The other times it was blank. I have it installed in my Font Book, so wh...
by oistos
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spionic for Mac-newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 4816

Hello Adelheid, My OS is 10.3.8 like yours and Safari is the same too. I was just wondering if it makes a difference which is your default browser? I changed my default to Explorer a while back to be able to watch some clips on Windows Media Player. Explorer is still my default browser even though I...
by oistos
Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:40 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Tones in Greek and Chinese
Replies: 50
Views: 22200

In Bardo's recording example from the Harvard group of the first 16 lines of the Iliad the reciter often gives the eta the pronunciation of (American) "cat". While I had read somewhere suggesting this pronunciation, is there a consensus on this? I thought the more accepted pronunciation was as in "d...
by oistos
Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spionic for Mac-newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 4816

Well, as you can see, I typed that last message with safari, but I still can't read the Greek font in Safari. I am typing this message in Explorer, where I can see what I wrote in Spionic in the actual Greek Font. I downloaded the font again from the monachos site as Adelheid suggested, but the resu...
by oistos
Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spionic for Mac-newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 4816

Testing

)/οιστος

Typed with Safari.
by oistos
Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete, from Arkansas
Replies: 13
Views: 3647

Here is a sonnet in French, by Ronsard. I hope it has the air of Spring about it. Je plante en ta faveur cet arbre de Cybèle, Ce pin, où tes honneurs se liront tous les jours : J'ai gravé sur le tronc nos noms et nos amours, Qui croîtront à l'envi de l'écorce nouvelle. Faunes qui habitez ma terre pa...
by oistos
Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:34 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Orphic Hymns
Replies: 7
Views: 4899

Merci mille fois, Skylax.

What a cool site.
by oistos
Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Test: Yankee or Dixie
Replies: 31
Views: 6632

Hmm. Where I grew up in Michcigan we all said "car-mel" and only heard "car-a-mel" on TV commercials. We also said "bag of groceries" but "sack of potatoes."
by oistos
Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hi everyone!
Replies: 5
Views: 1566

Welcome!
Language learning is fun. This is a great site with a lot of interesting characters. I mean fellow Classics students. :P
by oistos
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Moving tomorrow...
Replies: 20
Views: 5276

Bon voyage!

The closest I ever got to Italy was Corsica. The former art major in me envies you.
by oistos
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: It's a Girl!
Replies: 24
Views: 5510

Congratulations to you and your family!

She's so cute. Please don't forget about your sheep here in the greco-latin fold.

Jeff. :D
by oistos
Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Test: Yankee or Dixie
Replies: 31
Views: 6632

I'm not sure I got their scoring system. I scored 41% Yankee, barely Yankee. A lot of my answers pegged me from the Great Lakes or Michigan, which is true. I was born and raised in Michigan and have lived in Ohio for the past 12 years. None of my answers was specifically Dixie, except for Roly-poly ...
by oistos
Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Etymology of RE
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

The example given is incorrect. RE in De re metallica means thing . De is the word that means about . Her example is literally About things metal . The word regarding is from French: RE- indicating a repetition, or sometimes used as an intensifier in French (this part of the word goes back to a Lati...
by oistos
Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spionic for Mac-newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 4816

I just figured out the problem. I can't see it when I use Safari as my browser. I can see the Greek font when I use Explorer as my browser. This is somewhat aggravating because I like Safari better, and MS is not going to be updating Explorer for Mac. :evil:
by oistos
Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spionic for Mac-newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 4816

I just checked Library/fonts like you suggested. SPIonic is listed, but shows no actual font when you open it.
by oistos
Sun Mar 20, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spionic for Mac-newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 4816

I got it from the link on this forum. When I downloaded it, and unzipped it, it opened a blank panel saying "not installed" and had an install button. I pushed that, and it created an entry in the Font Book, but this entry is blank. You can see all the other fonts when you click on them, but this on...
by oistos
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Four Spartans
Replies: 2
Views: 991

Any other countries have the Spartan/Yorkshireman type?
In the States they're called New Englanders. :)
by oistos
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Spionic for Mac-newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 4816

Spionic for Mac-newbie question

Hello, I went to the suggested site and downloaded Spionic for Mac. However, when I read peoples posts in the forums I still see only the code, not the Greek font. How is it supposed to work, and perhaps I need a different download for OSX? I haven't posted any questions in the Pharr forum yet becau...
by oistos
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Tones in Greek and Chinese
Replies: 50
Views: 22200

I am pondering what is being said about length and pitch in order to aproximate the pronunciation. I'm one of those losers that uses a stress accent when reading out loud to myself. I guess it's hard for me as an English speaker where pitch functions very differently. An accute is a 5th you say? Tha...
by oistos
Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: who's from where and who likes what
Replies: 38
Views: 10637

Let's see. Of course I love languages, and have dabbled in a lot of them. I'm strongest in Romance Languages (any knowledge I have of Latin comes from historical background of these languages, my own reading and music.) I'm here at this group to make a serious effort to learn Ancient Greek. I may ge...
by oistos
Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Avete!
Replies: 23
Views: 5659

Anyway, welcome Sapho.
I mean Welcome SAPPHO... :oops:
by oistos
Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Avete!
Replies: 23
Views: 5659

We call a similar sandwich in a dialect from Brussels "ne mitraiet" (from the French word mitraillet) Like a machine gun??? Is it shaped like a barrel with all the fries sticking out the end? That reminds me of our hot dogs... or maybe hot dogs in all countries come with fries as a topping? Apparen...
by oistos
Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Avete!
Replies: 23
Views: 5659

The French also tease the Belgians for their love of fries. When I was living in France there was a movie on TV along the lines of "History of the World Part One" (Mel Brooks) and when they showed the King of Belgium he had a "corne a frites" in his hand. Of course the French don't have too much roo...
by oistos
Tue Mar 01, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What is your handle(username) at textkit?
Replies: 68
Views: 23120

My handle is one of the Greek words for arrow. It was late and I was trying to think of something since the administrater's name is Jeff. Gotes Frieden? Gottfried? Godfrey? Geofroi? Jaufre? Godofredo? Pax Dei? Theou-eirene? (yikes)
by oistos
Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Quiz
Replies: 40
Views: 10525

I also got 10/10. Am I admitted to the club? (Or will I just be committed?)
by oistos
Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: If you could be...
Replies: 28
Views: 5834

Democritus wrote:
Plus he has a hot wife. What a life.

The hot wife wasn't enough either. He also had all those mechanical golden handmaidens... :o
by oistos
Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Funny Books: In Memory of Hunter S. Thompson
Replies: 11
Views: 2342

Kopio,

If you liked Voltaire's Candide you might also like his Zadig. It's a bit longer, has some funny moments, and is set in the Middle East with an Arabian Nights quality to it. I had to read them both in French for a class on Voltaire, and got sevveral laughs out of them.
by oistos
Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: If you could be...
Replies: 28
Views: 5834

Hmmm. The titans lost the war...

How 'bout Perseus. He got to fly around, see exciting places, kill monsters, and let's not forget that bottomless magic wallet!


I see no one has picked Aphrodite :wink:
by oistos
Sun Feb 20, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study group for John Williams White's First Greek Book
Replies: 39
Views: 16086

I was wondering. I'm interested in learning Homeric Greek, but have missed that boat as far as a study group goes. Would it be advisable to join the White study group for support in general Classical Greek knowledge, and just continue Pharr on my own (while posting questions in the Pharr forum)? Tha...
by oistos
Sun Feb 20, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Blank downloads?
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Thank You!

I downloaded Reader and it worked like a charm.
by oistos
Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Blank downloads?
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Blank downloads?

Hello, I have downloaded the "Introduction to the language of verse in Homer", the "Odyssey book XII" and "First Greek Writer" successfully. However when I tried to download Goodwin's "Greek Grammar" it was blank except fo the title page. I also tried to download Smyth's "Greek Grammar for Colleges"...
by oistos
Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Saluete and Xairete
Replies: 7
Views: 1839

Saluete and Xairete

Hello all, I just discovered this site a few days ago and was quite surprised. I had just bought Pharr's Homeric Greek a few months ago and was half heartedly dipping into. Now I discover there is a support group! Yay! I have always been somewhat of a language geek and have wanted to learn Ancient g...