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by Brendan
Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Partisan Happy Fun Time
Replies: 47
Views: 12653

Although I'm relatively new here, I have to admit that I've been dismayed at the number of political and religious discussions on these boards. On other boards, I have seen such discussions start as they have here, with a fair bit of good humor, and quickly splinter into invective, as it seems this ...
by Brendan
Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32060

I am no expert on this, but I'd vote for HTML.

Annis, I'm happy to enter and/or proofread text...just waiting for someone to tell me what to do. I don't want to lose the momentum on this project!
by Brendan
Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63353

Well, I have been forging ahead on my own, but I'd love the chance to join this group. I'm up to lesson XXV but would be happy to start again and review everything. Can I play too?
by Brendan
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lingua Britannica (Britanna? Anglica??)
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

What exactly are you looking for? Do you just mean a self-study, immersion-type course? Or do you mean something with the "ongoing story" format? One thing to be aware of is that most prospective learners of English want to focus on developing their speaking and listening abilities as much as, if no...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hella
Replies: 38
Views: 10301

You didn't ask about the plural form, as in:

"Greeks are hellas cool."

Sorry, sorry...couldn't resist...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greetings, Salutations, etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1705

Welcome! It's always good to hear about someone else who has the courage to make those kinds of changes in their life. Your plan sounds like a good one, and I'm sure lots of people around here will be more than willing to help prevent your current language-learning from becoming "miserable"! I'm wor...
by Brendan
Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32060

Wow, this thread has really taken off since I last checked in. I think the idea of a Unicode version of Pharr would be great, and I'm very willing to do anything I can to help. That whole technical Unix discussion went completely over my head, though. I can do grunt work, as long as I have very expl...
by Brendan
Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Algamest
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Yes, it was originally written in Greek, attributed to Ptolemy, though under the name μαθηματικἠ σ?νταξις , or Mathematical Syntax. The word Almagest is a Latinization of the Arabic title. I don't think there was a Latin translation before the middle ages...this was one of those works that was consi...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek characters on a Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 2068

Hi! What operating system are you using? If you have 10.4, you should already have Polytonic Greek installed, and it's really easy. If not, I think you have to download something. This page was helpful for me: http://www.reed.edu/~tuckers/greek/ Be aware that all of this is based on Unicode, which i...
by Brendan
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Diaeresis
Replies: 3
Views: 5354

Thanks, spiphany. I really have to train myself to pay attention to every detail.
by Brendan
Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Homer Specific Cheat Sheet?
Replies: 42
Views: 32060

Hi Alauda, First off, nice new avatar! I don't remember what your other one was, but I remember thinking it was a little scary... I've also been having a similar problem with the Pharr stuff...some things are hard to read and it gets annoying "flipping" through the pages on my computer. Most frustra...
by Brendan
Wed May 31, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Diaeresis
Replies: 3
Views: 5354

Diaeresis

Hi folks, I've been working on memorizing the opening lines of the Iliad as Pharr suggests, and just realized I might be mis-scanning line 3. In the Pharr text, I was reading Αιδι as having two syllables, the first of which is long because it's a dipthong. But now I'm looking at other versions, like...
by Brendan
Thu May 25, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 2687

Hello Socrates and welcome! Reading any poetry in the original is of course vastly different from reading a translation, so I completely understand your motivation. I just started the Pharr a few weeks ago and am really enjoying it. I probably can't help you too much with linguistic questions, or kn...
by Brendan
Thu May 25, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Back from an Odyssey
Replies: 6
Views: 5204

Hi Alauda, Welcome (back)! I hope your wanderings were as interesting as our friend Ulysses', if not quite so long. I also recently began my journey through Pharr and am really loving it. I'm on lesson XX now and would be happy to swap notes with a fellow traveler. I'm sure we'll run into each other...
by Brendan
Mon May 15, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: So Pharr, so good...
Replies: 4
Views: 6138

So Pharr, so good...

OK, I apologise for the horrible pun. But I'm so excited! I did Pharr Lesson XIII today and read my first lines of actual Homer! I just wanted to say thanks to the textkit team for making such a great resource available, and Paul for his greekgeek website and the helpful answer keys, and also whoeve...
by Brendan
Wed May 10, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Representing Greek Characters
Replies: 13
Views: 4125

Great! Thanks for your help, Adelheid.
by Brendan
Mon May 08, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning by heart
Replies: 23
Views: 5547

I think it depends on the Language. Latin, yes. Greek, no. Just wondering--why? Also, it might be helpful to make a distinction between receptive and productive vocabularies. Most people can understand many more words which they hear or read than they can accurately produce in speech or writing. An...
by Brendan
Mon May 08, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Representing Greek Characters
Replies: 13
Views: 4125

Representing Greek Characters

Hi everybody, I'm kind of confused as to how I should read/write Greek characters on this forum. I downloaded SPIonic, based on the info in the "sticky" post at the top of this page, but stuff still looks wrong. Some posts are readable, others aren't. Part of the problem may be that I don't understa...
by Brendan
Sun May 07, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

Hi!

Hi everybody, I just stumbled across this site a few days ago in my search for online help learning Greek--I think my quest is over! This is exactly what I've been looking for. It's great to have so many resources all in one place, and I'm even more excited to have found a community of like-minded p...