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by Eureka
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 22
Views: 6015

Re: World Cup

Australian Rules football is a sort of hybrid Gaelic football with a lot of running and jumping up to catch the ball. Adelaide is crazy about the game, but even that is taking a back-seat to soccer at the moment. I was on Kangaroo Island back in '97 when the Crows were playing in a preliminary fina...
by Eureka
Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 22
Views: 6015

Re: World Cup

All the play here is on between 11:00pm and 7:00am, so I've only watched the Socceroos' matches (so tired).

I think it will be a 0-0 draw tomorrow. Guus was probably only bluffing when he said that they would not go defensive.
Carola wrote:rugby (in various flavours)
All Rugby is vanilla.
by Eureka
Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hella
Replies: 38
Views: 10415

You guys are hella stoopid
You guys are hella lame...

- Cartman

Stop saying "hella", Cartman!
- Kyle
by Eureka
Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: national spelling bee
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

I have to say, ESPN really scrapes the bottom of the barrel.


Spelling bees, maths competitions, fishing, darts, poker, basketball...
by Eureka
Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: κῦδος to Paul and Skylax
Replies: 6
Views: 2266

I'd also like to thank the ἄνδ?ε of Pharr-B.


Now hopefully this cyber-school will continue and grow (at least until we get to Q).
by Eureka
Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: yay! Go Oxford!
Replies: 16
Views: 4878

I didn't know you had sport in England. :P
by Eureka
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 28
Views: 7753

Kasper wrote:Here in Tomi the time difference is a severe obstacle unfortunately. :(
Not to mention Channel 7's appalling coverage. :x
by Eureka
Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Superbowl Picks??
Replies: 8
Views: 2469

Re: Superbowl Picks??

annis wrote:
Kopio wrote:As for me....the last team that I wanted to win the Superbowl was the Packers over the Patriots in 96.
Ahh. I remember those riots.
So... Any riots this time?
by Eureka
Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Xena: tenth planet...
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

If they don't name it after a Roman god, I'll revolt and burn Hollywood to the ground.
by Eureka
Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ides of March Contest ... let's wrap this up!
Replies: 35
Views: 9610

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by Eureka
Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Magic! A question for those outside Western Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 9167

Re: Magic! A question for those outside Western Europe

Coptic? But isn't that derived from Ancient Egyptian (whose alphabet only had consonants)? Yes. They had vowels in the language, you just cannot write them with hieroglyphs. Yeah, I figured that. I just assumed that a language with a lot of vowels couldn't really work if you only wrote the consonan...
by Eureka
Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Magic! A question for those outside Western Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 9167

Re: Magic! A question for those outside Western Europe

annis wrote:More like Coptic, actually.
Coptic? But isn't that derived from Ancient Egyptian (whose alphabet only had consonants)?
by Eureka
Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Magic! A question for those outside Western Europe
Replies: 27
Views: 9167

Re: Magic! A question for those outside Western Europe

annis wrote:What do wizards in Greece speak? Russia?...
...Early Greco-Roman magic, however, involved lots of giant nonsense words made up, usually, of mostly vowels.
That'd be Lesbian Aeolic then.
by Eureka
Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Does anybody here get what's been going on with my sig?
Replies: 13
Views: 3821

Something always did come to mind when I saw those sigs, but I'm not game to post it here.
by Eureka
Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: In God we trust?
Replies: 48
Views: 11299

In dust we trod.
by Eureka
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Which political party do you prefer?
Replies: 17
Views: 4725

Where's Monster Raving Loony?


...Or have they merged with the Tory Party?
by Eureka
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 6634

My turn... A physicist, a mathematician and an engineer each had to determine the volume of a little red rubber ball. The physicist places the ball in a beaker of water and measures the displacement. The mathematician measures the ball's radius and evaluates the triple integral. The engineer looks i...
by Eureka
Wed Oct 12, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: singular vs. plural?
Replies: 6
Views: 7570

Hi tbj. The extra spaces only show up on Explorer. When I use Netscape or Firefox, they don't show up.
by Eureka
Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I just want recomend you this URL you will have a gift
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

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by Eureka
Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: REading Homer
Replies: 58
Views: 51601

I've read those verses of the Odyssey in English trying to make the long and short syllables as indicated, and I sounded just like Professor Daitz! I think what we have here is a dialect problem. Assuming Bryant was English, then your rhotic dialect simply won't do. Try pronouncing it like this: No...
by Eureka
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: REading Homer
Replies: 58
Views: 51601

"The obvious question about Latin quantitative verse is, did it follow the Modern English or Ancient Greek rules with regard to long-by-position?" ~Eureka. I take it that you meant whether English got its rules from Latin or Greek. I've read they got them from Provenzal trouvadors, who I guess tran...
by Eureka
Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: REading Homer
Replies: 58
Views: 51601

"It seems possible to me that the difference in said syllable-length rules may in fact be related directly to the fact that the pitch only changes on the vowels. If this is the case, then a pitch accent of some sort will be required to preserve the metre." ~Eureka Quantitative metre and stress acce...
by Eureka
Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: REading Homer
Replies: 58
Views: 51601

I feel compelled to defend the pitch accent. Here are a few lines of dactylic hexameter in English ( from the Odyssey, translated by William Cullen Bryant ): Now as he | reached, in his | course, that | isle far | off in the | ocean, Forth from the | dark blue | swell of the | waves he | stepped on ...
by Eureka
Mon Oct 03, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: new ithaca location suggested from satellite images
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Until they unearth a palace, I'll remain sceptical.
by Eureka
Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rome: total war.
Replies: 23
Views: 5205

It is a merciless time thief.
by Eureka
Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Who is the greater warrior, Achilles or Ajax?
Replies: 13
Views: 8506

And more importantly, if one of them were to be given the epithet, "Big Bad", which one would it be?
by Eureka
Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical languages and humor
Replies: 14
Views: 3196

Inversely, I have problems with fish. My mother, aware of this, once threw a piece of salmon into my face. She regretted it, for I subjected all over the table! So let's say that I do not worship, nay rather revere fish. I am also a bit pissed because I can not take fish oil of which I have heard s...
by Eureka
Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical languages and humor
Replies: 14
Views: 3196

I have to admit to the Textkitoi that I also worship fish. I worship smoked salmon on toasted bruschetta with fetta.
by Eureka
Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical languages and humor
Replies: 14
Views: 3196

Some gods have hooks in them. Other gods have nails in them. It's really a matter of what's practical in terms of metallurgy at the time.
by Eureka
Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Better late than never....
Replies: 28
Views: 6965

Welcome, Kip.

Don't worry about the years, these works won't have gotten noticeably older. 8)




(Epi, I think Mariek is more like this:

Welcome to Textkit!)
by Eureka
Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: evening, octave
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

chad wrote:hi eureka, i don't know if many nonaussies would get the reference to latham,
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by Eureka
Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: evening, octave
Replies: 6
Views: 1622

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by Eureka
Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: New works
Replies: 41
Views: 12995

Bardo de Saldo wrote:You tell me, U-Reeker :wink: , do you find Homer more emollient than, say, Les Murray?
I would rather listen to a neighbour's dog barking at 2:00 in the morning than hear someone reciting Les Murray.
Bardo de Saldo wrote:(Most poetry isn't all that good.)
The eternal truth.
by Eureka
Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: New works
Replies: 41
Views: 12995

"... that spine-chilling feeling ..." ~Cadoro I only suffer from Stendhal's Syndrome when reading poetry in Spanish, my native language. I can appreciate good poetry in English, but I never get raptured by it. Either you guys are much more lyrical than I am (you'll never know Greek or Latin as I kn...
by Eureka
Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Who Can Do This
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: Who Can Do This

primitive wrote:For what values of x is the inequality true?

8|sin x - (x - 34pi)| < 0.8
You could use an integral transform to answer that question. Have you done Laplace Transforms, Fourier Transforms, or some such?
by Eureka
Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Currency
Replies: 19
Views: 5577

It is an urban legend? :shock: It does look like so many other historical myths: i.e. * The exclamation, "bloody" means "by our lady". * The two finger gesture dates back to Agincourt, when French soldiers threatened to cut those fingers off any captured English archers. * The word f*** is the acro...
by Eureka
Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Currency
Replies: 19
Views: 5577

It's important to note here that slodiers in ancient Rome rarely were paid in Dinars (if ever!), but rather in salt. (Hence the words "soldier" (sal dare) or salary). This salt they changed with other goods, even in Rome, and in provinces far away from Rome, Dinars weren't of any worth. Free farm w...
by Eureka
Sun Aug 21, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: index librorum de antiquis hactenus acquisitorum
Replies: 18
Views: 5763

Where do you keep these books?
by Eureka
Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Ancient Currency
Replies: 19
Views: 5577

Bert wrote:Maybe there is a record of how much bread the Spartans could buy for an iron bar. :)
It's probably easier to threaten the baker with the iron bar and just take the bread.
by Eureka
Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: lao/s: Iliad lines 10 and 54
Replies: 10
Views: 9584

Re: laos -laoi

I would divide it this way: nouson a| na straton| wrse ka | kHn ole | konto de | laoi the "konto de" is long + 2 shorts, the omikron being long by position (thesei), as it is followed by 2 consonants. how could oleketo de laos fit here? would it just become olekeito de laos or something similar? Th...