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by fladiv
Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Any suggestions?
Replies: 18
Views: 9762

Re:Any suggestions?

Just a thought..<br /><br />There is a program called Words.exe that can print out a grammatical structure and a meaning of any latin word in any form, and there is another version, meanings.exe, that only prints meaning of the base form of a word.<br />So this program can be used as a dictionary an...
by fladiv
Thu Sep 11, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: zeta pronounce
Replies: 57
Views: 50900

zeta pronounce

Somewhy, there is a conflicting data on the ancient greek pronounce of the [size=150]ζῆτα letter.<br /><br />`Teach Yourself Greek' by F.Kinchin Smith and T.W.Melluish (1968) says it is `zd' and some ancient greek reciter I've found on the net also pronounces it this way;<br />`First Greek Book' says it is `z'; <br />`Ancient Greek Language' by S.I.Sobolevsky (1948) (in russian) says it is `dz'.<br /><br />So I wonder, which case is closer to the truth, and why is this ambiguity exist at all?<br />I personally prefer `dz' because I've got used to it - somewhy, in most russian sources (for example, in basic mathematics books and encyclopedias where the greek alphabet is presented together with its letters' names) [size=150]ζῆτα is called `dzeta' (in cyrillic).
by fladiv
Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Books online
Replies: 6
Views: 3839

Re:Books online

As for accessability and printing - there are browser plugins available that render DjVu documents in browser window, with specific controls. Unfortunately, Mozilla is not supported on Windows, so I have to use IE for that. There are plugins for UNIX platforms and Macs as well, although I didn't try...
by fladiv
Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Books online
Replies: 6
Views: 3839

Books online

Since this wonderful site hosts so many good scanned books, I believe that their downloading size becomes an issue for some people. However, choosen format, PDF, curently is not very appropriative for such goals. As I see it, PDF is designed as a mainly vector format to store computer-generated mate...