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by Bardo de Saldo
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help with new word.
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Aristoklhs wrote:Πολυθεϊστές. :mrgreen:
Thank you, Aristoklhs, I'll give it some deep thought.

annis wrote:Does it have to fit into hexameters?
I know that you could pull it off, Will, but I'd have a hard time trying to pass it as my own creation!
by Bardo de Saldo
Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help with new word.
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

•΅¤¥˜™Ÿ ‘£?¦“—žš›–§¨©’?œ

The above is what comes out when I try to type with my Greek keyboard lay out. It works well when I use it in a Word document. Any suggestions?
by Bardo de Saldo
Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help with new word.
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Help with new word.

I'm trying to come up with a made-up word which would mean "the minority of people that think for themselves" or "non-conformist" with a Greek root and, if that's not asking too much, a Homeric flavor. I would appreciate your help. Thanks.
by Bardo de Saldo
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning Spanish
Replies: 8
Views: 3299

Her goal is not for tourism...but rather she wants not only to be conversant but also to read literature and academic articles. So yes, formal and academic, though I was hoping something friendly along the lines of a Lingua Espanol by Orberg. :wink: Many, many thanks, Chris Since your mother was al...
by Bardo de Saldo
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

Chris Weimer wrote:Sorry el bardo, but that *was* a pretty insane statement. moors? bestiality? wtf?
Children were better educated and better served in the old days when the wolves in their stories ate people.
by Bardo de Saldo
Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

The poodle barks again. :roll: I am sorry, el Bardo, but when you make an inane---insane?---statement like this: "Israel's bestiality is but a reflection of the Moor's bestiality, and viceversa; and both are but a reflection of Mankind's bestiality." Dude, not only is your ignorance hilarious, it's...
by Bardo de Saldo
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

[ PRRRRRRRRRRT ] I had some serious matters to attend to. You wasted your time exposing your miseries, we knew all about them. Don't feel like you owe me a real answer, I was just curious to hear you justify your dementia. Two can play your game, and you are lucky that I don't like wasting my time,...
by Bardo de Saldo
Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

Mmmm, perhaps you should tell me first what prompts your question and, after judging the freakiness of your reasons, decide whether to answer or not... 8) I suppose you have the USS Maddox and the USS Maine also in mind (Admiral Cervera showed those sissies at the Battle of Santiago what we are made...
by Bardo de Saldo
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: So this is why we go to college...
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

We go from one extreme to the other: One Spanish surname is O, as in María de la O.

Maestro, give me some coplilla music...

María de la O
que desgraciadita
tú eres gitana
teniéndolo tó...


Olé.

P.S. Your parents will be delighted at seeing where their hard-earned money is going...
by Bardo de Saldo
Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

"The British, however, were not as honest and sincere as it appeared. (One need simply ask a Greek, or a Greek-Cypiot, regarding British duplicity!)" ---PeterD " I would like to hear your side of the story , Comrade Pietr, because I just finished reading Sir Winston S. Churchill's Memoirs of the Sec...
by Bardo de Saldo
Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What'cha Reading??
Replies: 24
Views: 6041

Goodnight Moon.
I Am a Little Rabitt.
Who Goes Moo?
by Bardo de Saldo
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 11023

Any chance, Peter Old Chap, that you could be using young Lucus as a mirror? How does it feel to be sitting on your butt amongst the perfidious enemy while your Muslim brothers are having an orgy of blood back in the old country? Does the wholesale devirginizing of French-Canadian maidens (in your d...
by Bardo de Saldo
Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 11023

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Here's a book recommendation: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Christianity (emphasis mine) [. . .]" ---PeterD ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let me, Pet...
by Bardo de Saldo
Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

"Bardo, I most definitely do not have the time [...]. Just a question though [...]." ---Irene Y That was funny, Irene. . "[...] asinine [...] "Racist" [...] Bardo [...]." ---PeterD The uninvited private message that you sent me, Peter, which I answered in this thread, was full of smileys and winkies...
by Bardo de Saldo
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you have a song stuck in your head?
Replies: 18
Views: 4386

My legitimate and I have a little trick we like to play on each other: While one is distracted with some chore, the other will whistle or hum in the background the cheesiest song imaginable at that time; hours later, the one will be singing that song whole-heartedly while asking: "How did that song ...
by Bardo de Saldo
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

"[. . .] Bardo de Saldo [. . .]" ---PeterD

If you "read" Chomsky the same way you "read" me, Pedro, no wonder.
by Bardo de Saldo
Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

That was very emotional , Irene, funny bones are funny. May God strike me dead before I question Greek Valiance & Gallantry! Do you think I´ve lost the oremus ? The key words in my syntactically neat sentence are " if anything "; nothing to sulphur over, a teaser to get an answer at most. You know ...
by Bardo de Saldo
Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 11023

"[. . .] coffee [. . .]" ---Kopio

No rush, dear Matt, let´s do it at your own pace, lest not anyone say that you got a C on your Greek test because you had a cup of coffee with your local bard.
by Bardo de Saldo
Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 11023

"Concerning my sex life . . ." ---PeterD

What your right hand does, Pedro, neither your left hand or I want to know; I was just giving you a discrete reminder of that saying that goes: "Tell me what you show off and I´ll tell you what you lack."
by Bardo de Saldo
Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: e-books and book binding
Replies: 10
Views: 3905

I'm not positive, but I think that to end up with a properly bound book you have to start with huge pieces of paper that get folded thrice, then cut and then sewn on the one uncut fold. "Having relatives who don't know what to buy you for birthdays etc is another good way of aquiring books!" ---Caro...
by Bardo de Saldo
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Physicist wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Physicist wanted

Isn't Textkit great? Whatever doubt might assail you, chances are that one of our classicists sunlights in the specialty that will answer it! This Wednesday I'm going to Spain and have been asked by the family to bring my tools to fix up all sorts of broken, plugged, disconnected and dry-rotted stuf...
by Bardo de Saldo
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Poll: The importance of pronunciation for beginners.
Replies: 34
Views: 10877

Our missed Eureka gave me the solution a long time ago for reading Greek poetry: Sing it; that way you don't have to worry about pitches. "[...] it sounds very unnatural to myself." ---Iulianus If you read your Greek sentences as if they were English questions, you'll hear that the pitch of your voi...
by Bardo de Saldo
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Aeneid's beginning
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Thank you, Didymus, it was very kind of you to add that link.

I better correct my Latin before Jeff sees it... I knew it was arma !
by Bardo de Saldo
Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Aeneid's beginning
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Aeneid's beginning

When I first read Vergil's The Aeneid as a kid in translation the first lines got stuck in my mind: Yo soy aquel que en otro tiempo modulé mi canto con la grácil flauta y, habiendo salido de las selvas, obligué a los vecinos campos a que obedecieran al cultivador... ...which has nothing to do wit...
by Bardo de Saldo
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: miguel de unamuno
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Unamuno wanted to be remembered as a poet, so here's a perfect sonnet by him with a Promethean theme: A mi buitre Este buitre voraz de ceño torvo que me devora las entrañas fiero y es mi único y constante compañero labra mis penas con su pico corvo. El día en que le toque el postrer sorbo apura...
by Bardo de Saldo
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

Actually, Peter, more than in a List of Grievances, I am interested in knowing your opinion on why Israel and her allies hold the monopoly on forked tongues, when in my experience hypocrites are evenly spaced throughout the world. Let me help you with your answer: One thing is clear from your musing...
by Bardo de Saldo
Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 11023

Now seriously, Peter, you come across as an angry and rancorous man. You remind me of many sons and grandsons of Spaniards who lost the last war. Was your family butchered in Smyrna in front of the idling Oil Royalty Navy or something like that? Don't let your beautiful daughter inherit that anger a...
by Bardo de Saldo
Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 38
Views: 11023

If I didn't know that you're happily married, Peter, (I know because you keep repeating it before jumping on someone's jugular), I'd venture that you're in urgent need of getting laid! Party pooper!
by Bardo de Saldo
Tue Nov 21, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Israel/Hezbollah
Replies: 161
Views: 55350

"The British, however, were not as honest and sincere as it appeared. (One need simply ask a Greek, or a Greek-Cypiot, regarding British duplicity!)" ---PeterD I would like to hear your side of the story, Comrade Pietr, because I just finished reading Sir Winston S. Churchill's Memoirs of the Second...
by Bardo de Saldo
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: conversación española
Replies: 19
Views: 6165

A un olmo seco Al olmo viejo, hendido por el rayo y en su mitad podrido, con las lluvias de abril y el sol de mayo algunas hojas verdes le han salido. ¡El olmo centenario en la colina que lame el Duero! Un musgo amarillento le mancha la corteza blanquecina al tronco carcomido y polvoriento. No ser...
by Bardo de Saldo
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Learning Latin in Spanish
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

"I would be interested in a standard progressive type grammar with exercises as well as a text that takes a more conversational or perhaps even "neolatin" approach." ---Quinito That was funny! You're more likely to find that book in Mongolian! (Things cannot be buenazos. A buenazo is someone who is ...
by Bardo de Saldo
Wed May 03, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Time flies when you read Homer...
Replies: 23
Views: 12792

You're a Homeric Animal!

I hear that our Episcopus is looking for a girlfriend...
by Bardo de Saldo
Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homeric Greek pronunciation.
Replies: 14
Views: 18628

Why is "pie" for pi and "baytah" for beta called Erasmian? I don't see how a Dutchman who wrote in Latin would have used English long vowels (diphthongs) to pronounce his Greek vowels.
by Bardo de Saldo
Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: scanned iliad book 1
Replies: 10
Views: 6467

On lines 7, 12, 16, 17 and 24 your document spells ΑΤΡΕΙΔΗΣ, ΑΤΡΕΙΔΑ, ΑΤΡΕΙΔΑΙ, ΕΥΚ?ΗΜΙΔΕΣ and ΑΤΡΕΙΔΗΙ without a diaeresis, turning dactyls into spondees.

I don't know if they are mistakes or variants, so I'm just pointing it out.
by Bardo de Saldo
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Labels....
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Tell us something we don't know, folks. A stereotype is not the same as a type. Groups have stereotypes, and members of that group either fit them or not. Being a stereotypical American, or Jew, or Black, or gay, or small town dweller, or linguist is not the same as being American, or Jewish, or Bla...
by Bardo de Saldo
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: double τ
Replies: 31
Views: 9161

Couldn't they be doubled just to show that the preceding vowel is long, just like English does (inversely) with words like mite and mitten?

Isn't Achilles spelled with one or two lambdas just to suit the meter?
by Bardo de Saldo
Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: modern Greek pronunciation of ancient Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 6860

No need to apologise, it is an honor for me to be confused with the inclitus Nostos.
by Bardo de Saldo
Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: modern Greek pronunciation of ancient Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 6860

From this link [ http://www.cogsci.indiana.edu/farg/harry/lan/grkphon.htm ] brought by Annis: "Besides this word, direct evidence for beta comes from a fragment of Attic comedy where it is said that the voice of the sheep is BH-BH.(3) In Modern Greek this would read as “vi-vi?, rather un-sheepish-li...
by Bardo de Saldo
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: another Latin-into-Spanish question...
Replies: 7
Views: 2319

Que cabestree la razón y arree la fortuna. (Guiar pega más que conducir.)

I´ll leave the next one for the next one.
by Bardo de Saldo
Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin Hendecasyllables
Replies: 16
Views: 5091

Thanks, peeps. I had googled "latin hendecasyllables" instead of "latin hendecasyllabic meter", thus my confusion and ignorance. Episcopus has used the term "Latin hendecasyllables" in his posts, and I wondered if they were some kind of late Medieval adaptation of Italian hendecasyllables to Latin i...