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by quendidil
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Training a Latin language model (AI)
Replies: 0
Views: 435

Training a Latin language model (AI)

Hey everyone, I would like to ask for help from Latin language enthusiasts if you can spare the time even if you don't know programming. I haven't been active on here for years. I've been studying deep learning recently, focusing in particular on natural language processing (NLP). I had an idea for ...
by quendidil
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: How do you pronounce your Latin?
Replies: 20
Views: 11378

Re: How do you pronounce your Latin?

More important than the individual phonemes is the whole prosody of speech IMO. I think a lot of the Romance language natives speakers on Youtube pronounce Latin as though it were a syllable-timed language, where each syllable is of equal length; they don't seem to distinguish vowel lengths much or ...
by quendidil
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Recitations
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Recitations

Hi, please comment on my recitation of the beginning of the Aeneid.
by quendidil
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans
Topic: Books of a Nature not Necessarily Academic but Nice*
Replies: 70
Views: 52561

Re: Books of a Nature not Necessarily Academic but Nice*

I like The Fall of Rome and the End of Civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins.

It is about the economic history of the late Western empire based on both texts and archaeology.
by quendidil
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Thermae Romae
Replies: 0
Views: 1086

Thermae Romae

Thermae Romae is a Japanese movie about a bath-maker who gets transported to modern Japan every once in a while where he gets ideas on how to improve public baths. It's one of those WTF Japan films but is pretty enjoyable, and highlights some interesting commonalities between Japanese and Roman cult...
by quendidil
Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?
Replies: 27
Views: 21666

Re: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?

I think Buddhism might be of more use with regards to applying its practice to your daily life than e.g. Aquinas, but if you're interested in the rest and translating with a dictionary is too time-consuming I think you could at least read them in translation. I was unclear in the last post; Dioscori...
by quendidil
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?
Replies: 27
Views: 21666

Re: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?

Yes, I am a practitioner of Buddhism As far as I know, there are very limited writings on traditions similar to Eastern meditation and yoga in Greek and Latin. The Neoplatonists and Gnostics, among other schools, very likely had similar traditions but there are very vaguely touched upon in the extan...
by quendidil
Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?
Replies: 27
Views: 21666

Re: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?

quendidil wrote : If you're interested in Buddhism I think you should learn Tibetan if you haven't already If I start studying Tibetan also for Buddhism study, I would have to abandon Latin and Greek completely. I am sorry to throw away what I have so eagerly studied these years. (That is, of cours...
by quendidil
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?
Replies: 27
Views: 21666

Re: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?

Quendidil , why do you know I have an inclination to Buddhism ? Because I am Japanese ? You gave me a lot of options. But what has to be advised on is, what I had better choose from them. I can't do multiple work. (The reason is written below.) And to tell the truth, I want to go to the study of Bu...
by quendidil
Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?
Replies: 27
Views: 21666

Re: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?

Why don't you try reading some Classical authors too? Cicero goes into philosophy in many of his letters; there's Lucretius, Seneca and if you consider natural philosophy, there's Pliny. Besides that, there are more modern philosophical writings in Latin from the Renaissance to the early modern era ...
by quendidil
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?
Replies: 27
Views: 21666

Re: What kind of Latin texts should I read ?

Latin-English edition of the Heptameron . Arbatel . The Clavicula Salomonis in Latin is quite a bit harder to find though. There was a critical edition of the Liber Juratus which is now out of print. There is also a critical edition of Libri Tres de Philosophia Occulta still available. Julien Veron...
by quendidil
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nova Vulgata with "Iahveh"
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Re: Nova Vulgata with "Iahveh"

Thanks for the link. From what little I can see, it seems that not all instances of YHVH were rendered "Iahveh" though. Exodus 6:3 uses Iahveh, but 6:6 goes back to Dominus. That's somewhat disappointing.
by quendidil
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Nova Vulgata with "Iahveh"
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Nova Vulgata with "Iahveh"

According to Wikipedia, the first edition of the Nova Vulgata used the word "Iahveh" in the text wherever YHVH appears in the Hebrew. I don't suppose anyone would happen to know the ISBN number of that edition? I'm trying to track it down with no luck so far -- the available editions, even at used b...
by quendidil
Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Latin in Fallout: New Vegas
Replies: 0
Views: 2782

Classical Latin in Fallout: New Vegas

I don't know if any of you here are playing or have heard of this game but just FYI, there's a bit of Latin pronounced classically in this game. There is a faction known as Caesar's Legion (pronounced [kaisar] by faction members and certain informed outsiders which wear armour styled to resemble Rom...
by quendidil
Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with circa 1600 blackletter manuscript
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Re: Help with circa 1600 blackletter manuscript

It's embedded in a pdf and I don't know how to remove it, sorry. The pdf consists of just two plates and is taken from the original description of the manuscript during the 1930 sale - not the whole book unfortunately.

I could upload it on ifile.it if anyone else is interested though.
by quendidil
Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help with circa 1600 blackletter manuscript
Replies: 4
Views: 1968

Help with circa 1600 blackletter manuscript

If anyone here is familiar with blackletter and would be willing to take a look at this, please PM me. The image concerned is from an English magical manuscript circa 1600. The text is written around a depiction of a magical circle with a spirit in the centre. If you're familiar with other esoterica...
by quendidil
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Niëllo
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Re: Niëllo

I don't think there are many original sources in Latin regarding this but there are tons of archaeological discoveries since the Egyptians about Niello . Some other topics you could write about involving both the Classical languages and science are automata and other machines (c.f. Vitruvius and Her...
by quendidil
Sun May 23, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Replacing kanji in Japanese
Replies: 10
Views: 6168

Re: Replacing kanji in Japanese

It's impossible to predict accurately how events will play out over the next few decades, but if the trend of adopting gairaigo continues, in about a century people in Japan (and probably the rest of the world) will speak creoles of English. You probably won't see this as "bad" but IMHO it's a sad ...
by quendidil
Sat May 22, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 230218

Re: Introduction thread (New Users Post Here!)

kungfutze wrote:Hello. I`m from Brazil and I`m currently studying Classical Latin and Greek. Thank you very much for the creation of this community.
Welcome!

I too thank you for using this thread. :D
by quendidil
Fri May 21, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Replacing kanji in Japanese
Replies: 10
Views: 6168

Re: Replacing kanji in Japanese

Just because something is accepted as being "normal" doesn't mean it's correct or in this case a better (primarily, more efficient) means of expression, oftentimes, it's quite the opposite - Classical Chinese for instance was much more syllable-efficient than any of its daughters (or step-daughters)...
by quendidil
Fri May 21, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Replacing kanji in Japanese
Replies: 10
Views: 6168

Re: Replacing kanji in Japanese

Do you as an aspiring polyglot honestly not see the threat to a language in having its natural (and naturalized) lexicon being eroded by a flood of loanwords entirely unfitted to the language's phonology and which have little inherent meaning to its speakers usually resulting in local usage which be...
by quendidil
Fri May 21, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Replacing kanji in Japanese
Replies: 10
Views: 6168

Re: Replacing kanji in Japanese

If people didn't haphazardly mash characters together. I personally find this statement rather offensive and ignorant as someone who knows Chinese and Japanese. Then, with all due respect, I think you're offended too easily. :) I'm a student of Japanese myself, of course, and I'm not learning it ju...
by quendidil
Fri May 21, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Survey of Latin orthography preferences
Replies: 65
Views: 19768

Re: Survey of Latin orthography preferences

I just made a new thread in the Open board to continue the discussion on kanji in Japanese without derailing this thread.
by quendidil
Fri May 21, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Replacing kanji in Japanese
Replies: 10
Views: 6168

Replacing kanji in Japanese

I thought this topic, brought up over here deserves its own thread for discussion. Personally, the only people I know who would eliminate kanji from Japanese orthography are either foreigners who can't get them down and a minority of politically extreme (both "left" and "right") Japanese. The use of...
by quendidil
Mon May 17, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)
Replies: 625
Views: 230218

New Members Introduction Thread (New Users Post Here!)

Welcome to the Textkit forums!

In order to prevent a million separate introduction threads flooding the forum, please make your first posts here if you're a new user.

Tell us a little about yourself and your Greek/Latin learning goals!
by quendidil
Sun May 09, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: long a short o
Replies: 14
Views: 6119

Re: long a short o

IPA would be a solution for ambiguous phonetic descriptions based on particular regional dialects of English (or even other languages like French). The IPA symbols are more or less universally agreed upon throughout the world and even if it's impossible to know for certain how the Romans spoke, it w...
by quendidil
Sun May 09, 2010 5:48 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: long a short o
Replies: 14
Views: 6119

Re: long a short o

A simple solution is to learn IPA; frankly I don't see why so many people avoid it.
by quendidil
Wed May 05, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Keep greetings in one thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 3687

Re: Keep greetings in one thread?

I agree about grouping them in a thread. It should be a sticky at the top of the list. But my concern is people are writing to say hello and so many go unanswered. It'd be great for everyone to feel welcome and somehow let them know we're happy they're here. Actually they're required to make an int...
by quendidil
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Keep greetings in one thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 3687

Re: Keep greetings in one thread?

With the recent slew of greeting threads, I would like to reiterate this request.
by quendidil
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Movies in Latin
Replies: 17
Views: 16728

Re: Movies in Latin

The Passion of the Christ is available in Ecclesiastical Latin IIRC.
by quendidil
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Offended by modern phonology in Ancient Greek classroom
Replies: 38
Views: 15759

Re: Offended by modern phonology in Ancient Greek classroom

Perhaps I am unable to separate myself from my environment and time. But I have listened to many recordings of ancient Greek, none of which I could listen to without wincing. We are told that foreigners heard a beautiful song of a language when listening to the Greeks speak. Unfortunately, this for...
by quendidil
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hebrew translation/comparison
Replies: 0
Views: 935

Hebrew translation/comparison

Hello, Would anyone be willing to translate a portion of a 17th century Hebrew grimoire? A full translation is unnecessary, this grimoire is very probably a Judaicized translation from the Italian, what I want to know is how it differs from the original Christian version , particularly with respect ...
by quendidil
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Keep greetings in one thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 3687

Keep greetings in one thread?

Could the greetings all be kept in one thread? Having to see 10 threads on people introducing themselves is rather annoying IMO.
by quendidil
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Lingua Latina Author Dies
Replies: 6
Views: 3211

Re: Lingua Latina Author Dies

Vale magister!
by quendidil
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Astronomical Symbols for non-classical planets
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Astronomical Symbols for non-classical planets

Do any of the astronomical symbols of non-classical planets have any basis in historical symbols for the deities they are named after? All of them seem to have been assigned in the 19th Century with the exception of Chiron, which hasn't been adopted yet anyway. Interesting coincidence, the Renaissan...
by quendidil
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Intensive Biblical Hebrew textbook
Replies: 7
Views: 4301

Re: Intensive Biblical Hebrew textbook

I have Lambdin's Gothic book, and if his Hebrew book is any similar, it is progressive in the sense that he presents paradigms chapter-by-chapter. The book is still paced fairly quickly however, and there is a section at the back with all the paradigms neatly presented.
by quendidil
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Vivarium Novum
Replies: 0
Views: 834

Vivarium Novum

Does anyone know what happened to their site? It's been down for a few weeks now.
by quendidil
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Woman's Work
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: Woman's Work

The only one I can think of off hand is Aetheria/Egeria[/url].
by quendidil
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge
Topic: index
Replies: 7
Views: 6593

Re: index

You can use the version transcribed in Project Gutenberg here and simply use Find to find the exact paragraph number.
by quendidil
Sat Jul 25, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Question for Modern Greek speakers
Replies: 3
Views: 1481

Question for Modern Greek speakers

Could any Greek speakers here comment on this guy's accent?

It seems to me that he is inconsistent in the pronunciation of his fricatives, and some of his other consonants don't fit in with the descriptions of Greek phonology that I've read.