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by Gabrielwelter
Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 60622

Hello. I know I am late, but is there any chance for me to join the group? I am already on lesson 30, but its being sooo much harder and slower without help. I am willing to do the first lessons again and I'm sure to benefit from other people's feedback.
by Gabrielwelter
Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Nox Horribilis
Replies: 6
Views: 6774

Nox Horribilis

Noctem horribilem habui. Volebam noctu festam agere et in locum nocturnum ii. melius esset si domi manuissem. Numquam antea tantam hordam hominum et mulierum imbecilium vidi. Saltabant et cantitabant sonu musicae male compositae, carmina non de humanis rebus sed de stultitia et vanitate erant. Finge...
by Gabrielwelter
Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Gospel of Judas
Replies: 30
Views: 6944

That's quite interesting. I downloaded the text and read it. It has huge gnostic influences and makes one wonder if that was the kind of thing the real jesus preached. And if judas is not a real traitor, so how can the church justify years of anti-semitism and the inquisitiorial persecution? And all...
by Gabrielwelter
Fri Mar 10, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Newbie here :) Looking for a little help and enlightenment!
Replies: 32
Views: 12799

Bert wrote: Gabrielwelter wrote: I still don't understand logically how a passive can be syntetic, What do you mean? I have never heard anything like that. Sorry, I don't know if I expressed myself clearly. What I wanted to say is that for me it is strange to think in a passive form composed of onl...
by Gabrielwelter
Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek phonetics
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Hi William, thanks for the feedback! Well, I got Sihler's for christmas and it is really exciting :D I also have Theoretical bases of Indo-european linguistics by Winfred P. Lehman, and an old short book about latin phonetics. I'm reasonably acquainted with the IPA chart so I understand when you say...
by Gabrielwelter
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek phonetics
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Greek phonetics

Has anyone the faintest idea of how someone should approach the self-study of greek/latin phonetics? I have good books with loads of information, and I'm quite motivated to learn those zillion little rules of how sounds evolved. But is it just that to it, memorizing rules? and should you memorize al...
by Gabrielwelter
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Time for a new Cunliffe cover...
Replies: 24
Views: 5407

'm not sure if I am a bibliophile but I find it painful to see someone open a book and in order to get it to lay flat they rub the heel of their hand along the centre of it, kind of beat it into submission. It is painful, outrageous, and a sacrilege. I am a bibliophile and I just can't stand such a...
by Gabrielwelter
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit T-Shirt Slogans
Replies: 50
Views: 10714

I really like "Radically non-configurational"; it should be in bright fiery letters better to convey the 'radical' feel. I also came up with some funny( :?: ) ones: For the obsessive(like me): "Born to Read, Parse and Scan" For the really obsessive geek drunkards(like me): "Latin, greek, and booze, ...
by Gabrielwelter
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Newbie here :) Looking for a little help and enlightenment!
Replies: 32
Views: 12799

I think you shouldnt expect some things in grammar to make a lot of sense(e.g. why a bird is a "she" when it's only a bird- it just is the way it is). For me, what worked best in the beggining was just to accept it and seek for the "whys" later. I still don't understand logically how a passive can b...
by Gabrielwelter
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: "Introduction to Greek and Latin palaeography," E.
Replies: 6
Views: 3405

Now, THIS is the site I'd been looking for! You can find in it grammars of esperanto, old english, gothic, middle english, arabic, sanskrit, old irish, prakrit.............wooow nice find. After months of searching the penilless pilgrim in the land of ebooks is finally rewarded... :)
by Gabrielwelter
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: The Agora
Topic: Salvete, amici!
Replies: 7
Views: 9091

Ave merlinus! Tu omnium sapientorum optimus es et vetustissimus. Placetne tibi caerevisia? Hodie bibens sum et loquens cum caenam parantibus. Puto libros, potiones et epulas esse optimas res in vitam hominum mortalium. Cum eras ad Regis Arturis castra multos coquos apros comedistis? Aliquid de illo ...
by Gabrielwelter
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Latin Elegiac Couplet
Replies: 6
Views: 6689

Thanks for the advice Episcopus and Kasper! It's very important for self-students to have this kind of feedback. Criticism is very welcome specially when you don't have anyone at hand to point out your mistakes. You seem to be making the same mistakes I made when I first tried my hand writing Latin ...
by Gabrielwelter
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Latin Elegiac Couplet
Replies: 6
Views: 6689

Thanks for the advice Episcopus and Kasper! It's very important for self-students to have this kind of feedback. Criticism is very welcome specially when you don't have anyone at hand to point out your mistakes. You seem to be making the same mistakes I made when I first tried my hand writing Latin ...
by Gabrielwelter
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Latin Elegiac Couplet
Replies: 6
Views: 6689

Latin Elegiac Couplet

Hac tanta O ego nunc volo me culpa exonerare Quae in miseri somno tabet caletque fremens. Ok, this is my first; I did it this morning after having this idea. Its quite simple ,I think, but It is mine :D so it kinda gave me a good sensation after having completed it. 8) BUT, I don't know if everythi...
by Gabrielwelter
Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do you wish you started Greek/Latin earlier?
Replies: 15
Views: 3665

Yessssss. I just discovered that reading in the original language was the real thing when I was 19. Then just started latin with 21 and half by chance. I would be satisfied if all the fun had begun when I was 16 or 17. But anyway, I can count myself lucky to be studying it at all. :)
by Gabrielwelter
Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pitch Accent
Replies: 1
Views: 4982

Pitch Accent

Hi everybody; I've been sudying Homeric Greek through Pharr's book and finding it pretty enjoyable and challenging. I've been also trying to recite Homer using pitch accent. I read this article : http://community.middlebury.edu/~harris/Classics/Greekaccents.html which suggests using a Fifth, and wen...
by Gabrielwelter
Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: i think i got it... but its safer for it to be checked
Replies: 2
Views: 919

sed homo ille fortis post hoc factum numquam recreatus est sed paucos post dies phreneticus periit. but in the end i came up with this... but the man, he was never made well after being made this brave and he died, mad, a few days later. Hi, I think you are almost there but this one might be closer...