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by Ptahhotep
Sat Sep 27, 2003 9:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Greek music
Replies: 3
Views: 4652

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: 3008

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: 3008

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: 7127

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: 9174

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: 3113

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: 3113

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: 6623

Re:Iota subscript

In written Greek, the Iota Subscript when capitalised looks like this [face=SPIonic]WI[/face] (Iota adscript), and it never makes a diphthong, at least in Classical Greek. So I would pronounce it like a normal [face=SPIonic]w[/face], maybe a bit shorter?
by Ptahhotep
Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Elvish
Replies: 39
Views: 18917

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: 7907

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: 21883

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: 21883

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: 21883

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: 21883

Re:hey!

:) :) :)
by Ptahhotep
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 21883

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: 28873

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: 28873

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: 28873

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: 2673

Greek = tonal language?

[face=SPIonic] Geía sou[/face] <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. [face=S...
by Ptahhotep
Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 21883

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: 21883

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. Bu...
by Ptahhotep
Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: hey!
Replies: 49
Views: 21883

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: 21883

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 ...
by Ptahhotep
Tue Sep 02, 2003 7:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Very nice online Classical (New Testament) Greek course
Replies: 0
Views: 1892

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: 6073

Re:Nuntii Latini

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