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by 1%homeless
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Keep greetings in one thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: Keep greetings in one thread?

I agree as well...
by 1%homeless
Sun May 02, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Offended by modern phonology in Ancient Greek classroom
Replies: 38
Views: 14301

Re: Offended by modern phonology in Ancient Greek classroom

It is interesting that some say scrambledeggs is over-reacting. There have been quite a few occasions on the internet where I have witnessed Greeks reacting the same way towards standard classical pronunciation. I think it is only fair for scrambledeggs to hold modern greek pronunciation in contempt...
by 1%homeless
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: A request for Translation from English to Greek
Replies: 22
Views: 8250

Re: A request for Translation from English to Greek

LOL. Yes, that is approximately correct, but you should create your own post so you don't hijack the (inadvertent) hijackers' threads. ;) The button says "New Topic*" at the top. For Attic Greek, omega is like 'aw' in saw and omicron is like 'eau' in the French beau. The book "Vox Graeca" by Allen, ...
by 1%homeless
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Horrocks' Book on the History of the Greek Language (2nd ed)
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Horrocks' Book on the History of the Greek Language (2nd ed)

Well, another mystery: the paperback is 360 pages and the hardcover is 528.
by 1%homeless
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Thrasymachus
Replies: 6
Views: 7029

Re: Thrasymachus

I give Thrasymachus a thumbs down for beginners and probably intermediate learners. The explantions for each chapter are sparse. Yes, it has authentic Greek, but you might as well just use plain text Greek that you can get for free because there is no commentary or guidance whatsoever. There are no ...
by 1%homeless
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Walls in classical architecture?
Replies: 2
Views: 1779

Walls in classical architecture?

This might be a naive question, but are the structures usually hollow with no walls? I'm talking about the temples and the like with pillars just propping them up. I remember seeing a reconstruction with walls and columns together, and that makes more sense. I'm thinking that most buildings were not...
by 1%homeless
Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Re: Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds

Ancient cultures are well-represented in Second Life, including quite a few of the classical world. ROMA is one of the best — the creator is a classical archaeologist — but there is no shortage of others. A few months ago I was loitering in ROMA, and someone walked up to me. Certain Latin greetings...
by 1%homeless
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Re: Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds

In some ways, my fear of mmorpg and gaming addiction has made me avoid something potentially useful like Second Life. Is there a list of subjects available or do I have to sign up to find out? I think the virtual world would be great to learn any language. It would require a lot of work to get a qua...
by 1%homeless
Thu May 21, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Show greek characters
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: Show greek characters

This might help:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=111
by 1%homeless
Sat May 16, 2009 3:05 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek pronunciation oddities
Replies: 10
Views: 11549

Re: Greek pronunciation oddities

Um... You should forget almost everything you learned about English pronunciation of Greek -and Latin for that matter. I recommend Vox Graeca by Allen if you really want a really good approximation of how Ancient Greek sounded like. Classical Greek most likely did not have an "F" sound to Phaedo. It...
by 1%homeless
Sun May 03, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Lamda versus Lambda
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Re: Lamda versus Lambda

Well... So there is an ancient basis to this. I might have thought this was influenced by French pronunciation of Lamda.
by 1%homeless
Sat May 02, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Lamda versus Lambda
Replies: 6
Views: 7133

Lamda versus Lambda

Ok, I was looking up lambda calculus (damn you William) and I don't understand why this never caught my curiosity until now, but where in the world did the B in Lambda come from? Google is no help other than some blogger ranting about it's ancient correctness. Modern Greek pronunciation gives no clu...
by 1%homeless
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kindle or some other e-reader.
Replies: 1
Views: 1116

Re: Kindle or some other e-reader.

I have been thinking about an e-reader myself. I think kindle would be great, but it is still cumbersome to deal with pdf files. There are other e-readers that have better support for pdf files, but their ergonomics don't seem as appealing. I don't know of any e-readers supporting djvu files. Yes, y...
by 1%homeless
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Textbook versus authentic greek
Replies: 11
Views: 3671

Re: Textbook versus authentic greek

I'll bet a child's brain is much more flexible in terms of adapting to this non-linear language structure versus my over-the-hill brain You're right to assume this. And this gets to the matter of the debate of the natural method of language learning. I must differ with the previous opinions about l...
by 1%homeless
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:56 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 17350

Re: What's everyone reading?

Hmm... If Tolstoy is considered "sprawling", I am afraid to even go near Balzac's "La Comédie humaine"...
by 1%homeless
Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Programming language
Replies: 30
Views: 6862

Re: Programming language

Nice. Danke. :-)
by 1%homeless
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Programming language
Replies: 30
Views: 6862

Re: Programming language

There seems to be an issue/error about "global lexical scopes" with Touretzky's book:

http://coding.derkeiler.com/Archive/Lis ... 00446.html
by 1%homeless
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 17350

Re: What's everyone reading?

In my case, I am trying to understand option trading, and, unfortunately, you need to have not only a good foundation of basic maths but of Calculus as well. Heh. :) I just got into options myself. Once I discovered options, I don't see myself touching stocks anymore unless it involves options. I m...
by 1%homeless
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Programming language
Replies: 30
Views: 6862

Re: Programming language

:lol: @ the last frame of the comic strip. And when writing code in any language, so long as you use an editor that knows the language you're using you shouldn't even have to worry about counting braces or parens or whatever yourself — let the editor help you. Thank the Gods almighty... Well, I'm no...
by 1%homeless
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Programming language
Replies: 30
Views: 6862

Re: Programming language

Jeez, this thread geeked out quickly, but I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion. I had a chance to quickly browse through a Lisp book today and it tried to debunk the myth about the horrid abundance of parentheses. Even after the reformat of the code, you still get that )))))))))))) at the end... I wa...
by 1%homeless
Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Programming language
Replies: 30
Views: 6862

Re: Programming language

I can't remember why I chose it over Perl, but I third Python. William being his objective self didn't even mention ancient Lisp. Unfortunately, I have always been distracted with language and historical linguistics in the past few years and I always had false starts with computer languages. Now tha...
by 1%homeless
Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beijing 2008 games
Replies: 22
Views: 5373

.. but then again, we got their garlic. LOL. :) Are those figures what the government spent, or do they include what the corporate sponsors have spent? Well, I assume that it is what the government spent from reading the reports. Plus, I always presumed the cost burden was assumed by governments fi...
by 1%homeless
Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beijing 2008 games
Replies: 22
Views: 5373

I wonder if London will be able to match this... Well, a news commentator said that London wasn't even going to try to match this. It's ironic that they have outspent all the capitlist countries for the Olympics. Anyhoo, they spent about $100 million to $300 million just for the opening ceremony. I...
by 1%homeless
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sihler's Comparative Grammar in paperback soon
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Sihler's Comparative Grammar in paperback soon

For those looking to save a few greens... supposedly it is coming out in December. The exact number of pages indicates that there are not updates. Let's just hope it doesn't crumble within a few days... ;-)

http://www.amazon.com/New-Comparative-G ... ef=ed_oe_p
by 1%homeless
Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Corrective laser eye surgery
Replies: 14
Views: 6003

Well, after doing a little bit of research, it seems that there is quite a controversy with eye exercises. Even for the causes of myopia and astigmatism still have some disputes. I guess it did change my mind a bit because I just thought many of these causes of visions were myths. I have just usuall...
by 1%homeless
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:29 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Prepositions
Replies: 8
Views: 4054

I agree with Bert. You will have to read through many examples to get a feel for this. Although they will have their dominant uses, I don't think it will be easy to find out which use is more common than others. I recommend Harrison's book even though it might be a little out of date and quite dense...
by 1%homeless
Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: psephos is cognate with pebble
Replies: 1
Views: 1182

psephos is cognate with pebble

The Old English word for pebble is papol- from papolstan. In Doric, psephos is psaphos. Ok, they are probably not cognate, but I haven't found anything to say otherwise... I can understand that Latin 'habere' is not cognate with the English 'have' because it's well documented, but this is frustratin...
by 1%homeless
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Weakness at the APA
Replies: 12
Views: 2999

Well, I found Dik's new book for $70 without shipping at A1books. What did you pay? I expect a final report of all the books you bought with full price quotes, William of Madison. 8)
by 1%homeless
Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Accents
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Well, I've been working on this actually; to compress rules and perhaps create an easy jingle to remember. This is as short as I can make it for the antepenultimate and the penultimate: Antepenultimate: It can only receive an acute accent if the ultima is short. (No other accent) Penultimate: (On a ...
by 1%homeless
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A Commentary on Herodotus by How & Wells
Replies: 3
Views: 2489

Nice find --and quite early too. It's great that they are able to use the 1928 revised edition, but I'm not sure how big the hurdle was for the copyright issue...
by 1%homeless
Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Listening to Greek
Replies: 36
Views: 7991

It’s a crime. One should establish a rule that says only Greeks are allowed to read ancient Greek poems and prose, even if they have to read in any deconstructed pronunciation. Such horrible attempts to render ancient Greek makes me take a gun and shoot. It always puzzles me why the Italians don'...
by 1%homeless
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Gay?
Replies: 9
Views: 2629

From your statement, I take it that this word "καταπῡγ-ων" can apply to the female buttocks as well...?
by 1%homeless
Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Gay?
Replies: 9
Views: 2629

Well, this is quite fascinating. I don't understand why I keep reading that the classical world had no "conception" of gay...
by 1%homeless
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 23456

You mean the dictionaries? Well, I took at look at the requirements. There was apache, mysql, java stuff, and other server trinkets. Then I skimmed through the rest of the instructions and I was done... :P That's the step that takes the longest: four days for the full corpus. :x ...if the vocabluar...
by 1%homeless
Fri Nov 30, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 23456

And now the ultimate response is possible — you can run your own version of the Perseus software (the "hopper")... Ooh boy. That one is a doozy. Look at all that software you have to install. 6GB-8GB. Days of installation time... Let's hope some nerd is going to repack this --at least just the en...
by 1%homeless
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: APA 2008 anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

We should have a Textkit party, invite some supermodels and trash the place. LOL. You sure know how to party! :lol: I probably can not make it. Also, I am not in that level where I can soak up the information properly. Someday... I hope you insert some social commentary in the blog. It's just hard ...
by 1%homeless
Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: CAN you tell my about this kind of books?
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Well... this is a start:

http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/names
by 1%homeless
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Talmid, are you close to the fire?
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Well, for me, as the week progresses, the ambient lighting is getting less yellow-orange. Other than the charred smell that passes by sometimes in the commute, I haven't been affected very much.
by 1%homeless
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:13 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 23456

In that same directory, the file labeled "gcide.txt" appears to be the 1913 English dictionary, so you could try to delete that if you really want to save to 38MB or so it uses. Well thanks for the tip. Anyhoo, to risk program stablity (or some other ungodly oversight), saving 38 megs indirectly is...
by 1%homeless
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 23456

Well well, it is about time! :D I hope there's an option to avoid installing the English dictionary.