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by Ptahhotep
Sat Sep 27, 2003 9:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Greek music
Replies: 3
Views: 4766

Ancient Greek music

This site is excellent http://www.oeaw.ac.at/kal/agm/<br />Someone has already mentioned a part of this site here, the Classical pronunciation I think, but not the music :). Just listen to "Demodokos' song about Ares and Aphrodite", played on the four-stringed phorminx, under the Homeric singing sec...
by Ptahhotep
Tue Sep 23, 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Stigma, Digamma kai Koppa;
Replies: 4
Views: 3262

Re:Stigma, Digamma kai Koppa;

Yes, I think see now. Thanks for the help. Don't forget to look at this page about Ancient Greek numerals:<br />http://mkatz.web.wesleyan.edu/grk202/vo ... erals.html.
by Ptahhotep
Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Stigma, Digamma kai Koppa;
Replies: 4
Views: 3262

Stigma, Digamma kai Koppa;

I have been reading a few websites lately which mention three Greek letters that disappeared completely by classical Greek; Digamma, Koppa, and Stigma. Were there more letters that went out of use by the classical era? I have one source which says that there were more letters which are no longer in ...
by Ptahhotep
Sun Sep 21, 2003 8:24 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Why does she die?
Replies: 22
Views: 7943

Re:Why does she die?

I'm sure that if Latin became compulsory in schools again (worldwide) people would soon loose interest in it as soon as they finished school anyway. I hope I don't have to learn Latin to do a university course in art. ;) Maybe at Grade 11 or 12 you should do Latin but only for scientific terms and s...
by Ptahhotep
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: where did it go??
Replies: 23
Views: 10129

Re:where did it go??

C'est pas moi. Il semble qu'un Maenad de Dionysus la détruise:
<br /><br />It wasn't me. It seems that a Maenad of Dionysus destroyed (/deleted) it. (?)<br />According to my knowladge of French and Esperanto. Why u reply in French hehe?? :)
by Ptahhotep
Tue Sep 16, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: always online?
Replies: 8
Views: 3480

Re:always online?

Yay, it worked, I'm out. When I connected just now (i'm on a 56k) I quickly logged out, then logged in again, and out. Also, I typed my name in stead of clicking on the cookie, do you think that had anything to do with it? I don't think i'll use the always-on feature just in case I disconnect and it...
by Ptahhotep
Mon Sep 15, 2003 8:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: always online?
Replies: 8
Views: 3480

always online?

hello!<br /><br />There seems to be a problem with my user or profile. in the online list, it shows that i'm online even though i'm not. i probably opened a new internet explorer or something and logged in again and it got confused :(. can a moderator kick out "Ptahhotep", or will that kick me out f...
by Ptahhotep
Sun Sep 14, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Iota subscript
Replies: 12
Views: 7335

Re:Iota subscript

In written Greek, the Iota Subscript when capitalised looks like this [size=150]ωι (Iota adscript), and it never makes a diphthong, at least in Classical Greek. So I would pronounce it like a normal [size=150]ω, maybe a bit shorter?
by Ptahhotep
Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Elvish
Replies: 39
Views: 19733

Re:Elvish

I would love to learn Quenya, but for some reason I stopped and haven't learned anything for months. It is a very beautiful language. I think the more languages people create, the more linguistic discoveries we find, don't you think? ;)<br /><br />hey William, you said that you create languages. Wou...
by Ptahhotep
Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ricardus
Replies: 16
Views: 8724

Re:Ricardus

Hi Ricardus, welcome to Textkit. I'm new here as well and studying Greek. There are a lot of firendly people on Textkit and you can talk just about anything. :) Am I correct in assuming that Ricardus is Richard in Latin? That's my first name too ;)
by Ptahhotep
Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 24416

Re:hey!

Don't forget the very nice Old English Grammar pages<br />http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/engl ... dex.htm<br /><br />and Gothic too - http://members.terracom.net/~dorothea/d ... sson1.html :)<br />
by Ptahhotep
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 24416

Re:hey!

Oh I see now! man! i'm having confusion. there's this course i found of Old Enlgish with some texts in it and just picked one. LOL! hmm... ??? ;D
by Ptahhotep
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 24416

Re:hey!

omg! u have the same course lol, sorry. i was a bit behind in the conversation. didn't think you knew it :)
by Ptahhotep
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 24416

Re:hey!

:) :) :)
by Ptahhotep
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 24416

Re:hey!

I assume you're talking about the Old English language Emma? Old English (Anglo-Saxon) is part of the West Germanic family of Indo-European languages spoken somewhere around 800AD to the Middle Ages (I think!). Yes, a lot of the early Germanic languages were beautiful in poems and such (but the only...
by Ptahhotep
Sun Sep 07, 2003 6:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Homeschooling (from Third Declension)
Replies: 67
Views: 32570

Re:Homeschooling (from Third Declension)

Hi Emma!<br /><br />Cool, really? how what where? if you like you can PM me :)
by Ptahhotep
Sun Sep 07, 2003 3:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Homeschooling (from Third Declension)
Replies: 67
Views: 32570

Re:Homeschooling (from Third Declension)

PS. can any of you guys see my pic? it doesn't seem to be working... maybe it's just me?
by Ptahhotep
Sun Sep 07, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Homeschooling (from Third Declension)
Replies: 67
Views: 32570

Re:Homeschooling (from Third Declension)

I can honestly tell you now (and some might agree with me) that teachers here suck :'(<br /><br />They are always striking, demanding increases from the goverment, and the like. Most public schools are in a state of disrepair because the goverment (and public service workers) are not interested in i...
by Ptahhotep
Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:33 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek = tonal language?
Replies: 3
Views: 2878

Greek = tonal language?

[size=150]γεíα σου<br />I'd like to know if the accents (grave, acute, and circumflex) were pronounced as in Mandarin Chinese (high-falling, low-rising, and high-falling suddenly to low-rising again). They exist in Spanish and Latin (except the circumflex) but are not tonilised. [size=150]ευχασιστω’ για το βοη’θημα σας
by Ptahhotep
Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 24416

Re:hey!

Oh yeah, Hieroglyphic grammars are plentyful :) And some are still in use after 100 years like the grammars here at Textkit :D
by Ptahhotep
Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 24416

Re:hey!

[quote][/quote]Demotic is what I think I should start with. Or coptic, What' you think? <br /><br /><br />Well I personally think that Coptic is easier because it uses a similar alphabet to ours (it's based on Greek and Demotic in fact). Demotic is a very cursive alphabet and quite hard to learn. But if you know Classical Greek I would probably recommend Coptic, but there are very few online grammars on the subject. There are some free lessons availible at http://www.stshenouda.com/coptlang/cptlsn1w.htm but in my humble opinion it's not very thorough and their are little explanations of important grammra rules. Coptic is very easy if you know some Greek, Arabic and Egyptian (it's like Esperanto for Egypt :D)<br /><br />The book i'm using to teach myself Middle Egyptian is by James P. Allen, he wrote an excellent book about the language and culture of the Egyptians. Do a search on amazon.com for "The Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs.<br /><br />Well i hope this helps.<br /><br />[size=150]χαíρετε
by Ptahhotep
Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 24416

Re:hey!

It's pronounced as in the standard Spanish vowel system or Modern Greek. Pt- is a consonant cluster and should be pronounced seperately, -a- is like a normal Greek a, the -hh- is a bit of a hard h sound, pronounced somewhat deeper in the throat, the -o- is a normal Greek o, and the -e- is like a nor...
by Ptahhotep
Sat Sep 06, 2003 11:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 24416

hey!

hi people!<br /><br />i'm a farely new member of the Textkit forums, you probably saw my msgs in the Outside Links of interest ;) now here's some stuff about me...<br /><br />My name is (online of course lol) Ptahhotep and I live in South Africa (Ptahhotep was an overseer/vizier of some phrahaoh of Egypt in the Old Kingdom.)<br /><br />I'm studying Middle Egyptian grammar as well as New Testament Greek (oh, and Modern Greek, but they're really so similar, except in pronunciation, so i thought i may as well learn Classical Greek as well hehe ;)). yes, i'm fascinated in languages, in fact, i hope to study linguistics when i finish high school :) (well i'm actually doing homeschool (it isn't so common here though) because of the crime situation at public schools.) I also like Greek and Roman history<br /><br />How i started learning Greek? well i was amazed by how many words from English are of Greek/Latin origin. (you probably already know this :)) over 50% of our dictionary has words of Romantic origin! fascinating...<br /><br />well that's about it i guess. i hope i can contribute to this place in anyway possible ;)<br /><br />[size=150]χαíρετἔ
by Ptahhotep
Tue Sep 02, 2003 7:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Very nice online Classical (New Testament) Greek course
Replies: 0
Views: 1973

Very nice online Classical (New Testament) Greek course

A very nice set of (free) downloadable PDF format lessons are available from http://www.inthebeginning.org/ntgreek/learn.htm. It's specifically designed to teach you how to read the Greek New Testament Bible I think, but very useful if you just want to learn Classical Greek.<br />The first few lesso...
by Ptahhotep
Tue Sep 02, 2003 7:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Nuntii Latini
Replies: 11
Views: 6291

Re:Nuntii Latini

Oooooo, very cool idea! I wonder when someone will make an Ancient Greek radio hehe ;D