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by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἡ μοῖ?α declension
Replies: 12
Views: 4032

Thanks. Looks like I will have to take some time and review the basics of accenting again.
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ἡ μοῖ?α declension
Replies: 12
Views: 4032

ἡ μοῖ?α declension

again questioning the accent mark placement

μοῖ?α μοῖ?αι
μοῖ?ᾱς μοῖ?ων
μοῖ?ᾳ μοῖ?αις
μοῖ?ᾰν μοῖ?ᾱς
μοῖ?ᾰ μοῖ?αι
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: theorein accent question
Replies: 2
Views: 1271

thanks for the speedy reply. I also like the quote you are sporting underneath your posts. It reminds me how my mom used to say a translation is an entirely new work. Both statements seem to express the fact that translation is inherently interpretation although they take it in slightly different di...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: theorein accent question
Replies: 2
Views: 1271

theorein accent question

θεω?εῑν has for imperative θεω?ει but where does the accent go and what kind is it? I would appreciate any explanation as well. Thanks.
by Socrates the Cyborg
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 3255

Suggestion

I have a suggestion to make regarding the structure of Textkit forums. I'm not sure how relevant this is given the idea of migrating to the the other format (is that still happening and when?), but I will give it a shot anyway. Basically all that I want to suggest is further sub-forums. Basically, i...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Dipthong, Digraph, iota subscript
Replies: 6
Views: 3299

Dipthong, Digraph, iota subscript

Can anyone explain the exact difference between these? Of course I can visually identify the iota subscript, but I am having trouble understanding why these three kinds of things are distinguished. Is there some kind of rule involved? Does it have to do with the length of the vowels involved? Thanks
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Baghdad Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 946

Baghdad Battery

Others may have heard of this before but I just saw a show on the history channel claiming that the ancients had BATTERIES! I guess it turns out this is a little bit more controversial than the show presented it, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baghdad_Battery but at the same time is pretty astounding ...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: ?κβαίνω
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

?κβαίνω

In the 2nd chapter of Athenaze, it introduces the verb ?κβαίνει. However, when it is used, a phrase follows that begins with the preposition ?κ. I don't understand this because there is a verb βαίνω, so it seems very uneccessarily redundant to use a verb that includes the preposition and then have t...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: trying to be crative
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

when I was a kid I used to make treasure maps. I just would usually draw out whatever I wanted then use different techniquest to batter it. One thing I would do is to light fire to the paper and let it burn for just a second or two and then put it out. If you brush away the black parts the stuff tha...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hoosiers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

who wants to know?
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why an iPod?
Replies: 48
Views: 15596

To listen to your iPod in the car radio, you need a special accessory that you attach to the ipod and which then emits the music on a radio channel that your car radio will play. Sometimes it is noisy due the the frequency proximity of other radio stations. Or if you are lucky, your car will be "iP...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Finals almost over.....WARNING....whining thread!
Replies: 16
Views: 4502

Finals

Well, I only had one actual final exam, but between finalizing the massive amounts of paper work and meetings I've had to do to study abroad, applying to graduate schools, and getting the end of the semester stuff ready I have been swamped. That one final though, I doubt anyone has ever had anything...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Memory improvement
Replies: 14
Views: 4184

Memory improvement

I am interested in tactics for improving my memory. One thing that got me thinking about this is that I have read/heard that Omega 3/6 fish oil improves memory. Kind of a cross between health food and smart drugs I guess. I'm interested in dietary supplements but also practices that help "work out" ...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Dec 02, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Pen
Replies: 34
Views: 14466

I had some fountain pens when I was in high school that I inherited when my grandfather passed away. I had fun with them and liked using them. I filled them from a bottle of ink. I'm not sure about the internal mechanics. On the other hand, I was in debate in high school, which means I had picked up...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Intensive German Curriculum
Replies: 24
Views: 6977

A German Textbook

I am in 5th semester German at university. I can recommend the textbook we are using this semester. It is called Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik. Authors Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells. The reason I think it would be useful for someone trying to teach themselves, is that it is quite complete. It c...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Firefox
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

Trouble Logging in...

I've had trouble logging in if I don't click the remember me box, but I have had this problem in both IE and Firefox.
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 25310

Re: Diogenes

That Greek text reader that paul made was really cool except for the perseus delays. This is much more satisfactory in some ways. Maybe we could get the best of both worlds and have it look the word up in diogenes. Is that possible? Hmm...it sounds like I might be able to modify AGTM to resolve lex...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Textkit unavailable/available/unavailable
Replies: 9
Views: 2359

I just had a problem now...

I tried to log in to reply to another thread and I started getting two separate messages: 1)phpBB : Critical Error Could not connect to the database 2)Too many connections I also find that if I don't click the remember me box, I can't log in. I am in US and have had all of the problems using both Fi...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 25310

Diogenes

Yah, I started downloading all of the files in that list until I realized that you only need the one relevant to your operating system. I have been using it and am very impressed. I downloaded copies of the Iliad and Odyssey from 'the little sailing' which were linked to from here. I can open Diogen...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: First Person Dual Conjugation
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

First Person Dual Conjugation

Does anyone have an explanation for why there is no such thing as a first person dual conjugation in Homeric Greek? It seems to me very sensible. It would be like saying "We two X" and it could have a conspiratorial connotation, as in "only we two". Just seems like that would be even more practical ...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mozilla Firefox
Replies: 11
Views: 3026

Thanks for the cookie tip!

That seems to have helped. I still find that I have to click the box that asks if I want to be logged in automatically, otherwise it won't log me in at all.
by Socrates the Cyborg
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Software for learning ancient Greek
Replies: 7
Views: 6606

Hungry Frog

This is a very very strange program. I have played around with it alittle bit. Hard to say how effective it is, it also might give you nightmares!

http://hungryfrog.com/

It's free though. :D
by Socrates the Cyborg
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mozilla Firefox
Replies: 11
Views: 3026

Mozilla Firefox

Has anyone else had trouble logging in or doing other things here at textkit with Firefox?
by Socrates the Cyborg
Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59581

I just want to say thanks again to perispomenon! I'm looking forward to it.
by Socrates the Cyborg
Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59581

Hello All, I just got back from holiday travel where I didn't have internet access. I just used my password at the GTSS site and registered for the email list. I'm still alittle confused about what days the lessons will be due. Also, are we able to do lessons ahead of time? Let me know if there is a...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: where do i start
Replies: 8
Views: 2522

If you are interested, there is a group forming right now that will study Pharr's Homeric Greek text. We will have a group leader who has already worked through the text with a previous group. If you are interested, then please go to the Pharr room of the forum and read the posts on the Pharr group ...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Mon Dec 18, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59581

Hektor, I just got your email. I myself would prefer to start at the beginning of January. There are currently 10 members of the group in terms of people who have emailed me, including myself and Adheleid the group leader. Of these, 7 have either said they were fine with starting the first week or e...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Iliad and Odyssey Greek Audio?
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

Hello, It depends on the pronunciation style that you want, and whether you are looking for cassettes/cd's or whether you are looking for files on the internet to downoad. As far as I have seen, Stephen Daitz is the person most recommended here, due I think at least in part to his receiving a positi...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59581

Paul, You asked that someone coordinate this stuff so I assumed you wanted something other than a stream of occaisonal requests. I have had about 8 people reply to my email. I was waiting to coordinate the information and send it to you as one bundle. I have also been in finals week here at school s...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Dec 10, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: μηνις
Replies: 1
Views: 926

μηνις

Is μενις declined according to the same pattern as πολις?
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Dec 09, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59581

Socrates, do you, as initiator of this new group, take the lead in this? Yes, I would be happy to take care of these organizational issues. I take it you are definitely willing to be the guide for the group perispomenon? Everyone should look at the message from Paul and email me the appropriate inf...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59581

I filled out the contact form at Greekgeek.org requesting that a new group be formed since Persipomenon seemed to think that would be good if it was available and then paul indicated it was. Should others who are interested just go there and request to be included? That would seem to take care of th...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59581

Just as I was writing that others posted. perispomenon do you have any suggestions about how we should proceed?
by Socrates the Cyborg
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Group?
Replies: 86
Views: 59581

I don't really know, I think it all depends on a variety of things because this stuff is pretty informal here. I think we need someone to volunteer to lead us. Not much we can do about that until it happens. I also think the pace is negotiable but the feeling I get is about a lesson a week so nothin...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: κλαγγή // χ?ύση
Replies: 10
Views: 11294

I just reviewed your corrections chad by finding the rules in the Pharr text. Thanks alot for the comments, I really think this accent stuff would be too much for me if I was studying alone. Those notes seem more and more valuable everytime you refer to them. I had downloaded and looked at them awhi...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Using Greek Characters: Quick Note for Windows Users
Replies: 12
Views: 47539

I'm not sure about the relationship between these two, but I just upgraded to IE7 and I can now see polytonic greek even in the text entry window.
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: κλαγγή // χ?ύση
Replies: 10
Views: 11294

κλαγγή // χ?ύση

Singular Plural Singular Plural N κλαγγή κλαγγαί χ?ύση χ?ύσαι G κλαγγῆς κλαγγάων χ?ύσης χ?ύσαων D κλαγγῇ κλαγγῇσι χ?ύσῃ χ?ύσῃσι A κλαγγήν κλαγγάς χ?ύσην χ?ύσας V κλαγγή κλαγγαί χ?ύση χ?ύσαι Dual NAV κλαγγᾱ χ?ύσα GD κλαγγῇιν χ?ύσῃιν Anyone feel like checking my work! :D I have a question about χ?ύσῃσ...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Declension inconsistencies?
Replies: 6
Views: 7642

It's interesting that in section 80 where Pharr lists that word for the first time, he spells it as in the Bolling edition but then lists what he writes in the actual poem lines and refers to the contraction rules. These rules though he says aren't often applied. Your notes on the other hand are tal...
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Declension inconsistencies?
Replies: 6
Views: 7642

Ok as I read on (I had copied out the declensions to cards before without reading the text carefully) I get to section 647, which refers to section 621, these, along with the explanation in your notes are making this more clear. Thanks again.
by Socrates the Cyborg
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Declension inconsistencies?
Replies: 6
Views: 7642

Thanks chad. My compliments on the notes too, they are quite nice. I guess the point I am getting is that essentially there is a reason for these but that it's pretty complicated and historical, and may have a degree of randomness to it. Is that accurate? I did realize one thing about the accents th...