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by Paul
Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Hi Gabrielwelter,

It's OK with me. But you really need to get the guides' approval.

And speaking of the guides, I think they should be finalizing a schedule real soon now.... :)

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Hi,

It's been a while, but I am pretty sure that GTSS lets you enter text in Betacode or in Unicode.

There is nothing in using GTSS that relates specifically to accents.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Have I mist a lesson already? I am not able to see any files. Hi Sanskrit, What, exactly, did you try out in GTSS? Have you read the documentation? After logging in, please try the following: 1. select filter by author 2. select yourself as the author 3. click on the "Files" tab 4. right click on t...
by Paul
Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Re: Want to join class

May I please join the Pharr class? I want to start my children (15 and 13 1/2) on Pharr in September, so I need this head start. Hi Wendy, The pharr-c "guides" (GlottalGreekGeek and Bert) have no objection. My perspective is that any home-schooling Mom who wants to teach her teenagers Homeric Greek...
by Paul
Sun Jun 25, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: participle of εἰμί
Replies: 39
Views: 13885

Perhaps we've reached the point of diminishing returns in what has been an enoyable and educational discussion. Thanks to all participants. At the risk, then, of repeating myself... You can analyze the syntax of the subordinate clause τῶν ὄντων ὡς ἔστιν either with or without realizing the "covert" ...
by Paul
Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Hi, I have lately created GTSS accounts for these users: fpens tjnor jmwright dimitri sunil brendan minus273 sanskrit polyidos Note that there are quite a few users from the first run of pharr-c. If you see your ID on this list below, and do not plan to participate, and are feeling very civic-minded...
by Paul
Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

I am being silly.

Here are links to GTSS dox:

http://www.greekgeek.org/gtss.pdf
http://www.greekgeek.org/gtssIntro.pdf

Former is more comprehensive; latter is a "quick intro" type.

But I still need you to contact me about getting your GTSS accounts.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

I think I can start guiding this on Sunday, the 25th. Beautiful. However, as I've mentioned before, I need a day to assign userids/passwords and send e-mails to all participants. Thanks to Sanskrit for this list of likely participants: joneill4 nov ialiste tjnor WangWei Qbe Bill Dundon charleshardt...
by Paul
Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: participle of εἰμί
Replies: 39
Views: 13885

I have already conceded that our sentence represents a limited type of prolepsis. Have you considered that the normative sentence is not what you suggest, but is instead (omitting last clause so as to simplify some): ὀ ἄνθ?ωπός ?στι μέτ?ον πάντων χ?ημάτων· ὀ ἄνθ?ωπος ?στι μέτ?ον τῶν ὄντων ὡς ἔστιν. ...
by Paul
Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:53 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Drum roll............
by Paul
Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Forgive me if I am being pushy, but GGG and Bert, any idea when you might light the candle on this group?

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: τοῦ πονη?οῦ
Replies: 39
Views: 33054

Hmmmmm.....I don't think I'd buy that. I mean, take a look at the Book of Job, which is generally considered to be the oldest book in the TaNaK. A personal Devil is quite evident in that. Same with Isaiah fiftysomething (don't ask me the exact chapter), it seems to point to a personal Devil, as doe...
by Paul
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: participle of εἰμί
Replies: 39
Views: 13885

What I meant was that these genitives have no purpose WITHIN the grammar of the two dependant clauses. The words in the genitive form the logical subject of the two ὡς clauses, yet they are in the genitive because they play a role in the main clause. That's what prolepsis is! When the subject of a ...
by Paul
Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: τοῦ πονη?οῦ
Replies: 39
Views: 33054

Hi Matt, Beautiful! FWIW, I hesitated before invoking your name. I figured you would, at some cost, get to the bottom of it. Thanks again. We are all wiser for your efforts. I think you are saying that the Eastern tradition is more likely to construe ? πονη?ός as a person, the Western as an abstract...
by Paul
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Minor Earthquake in San Francisco
Replies: 3
Views: 1159

Poseidon rocks.
by Paul
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:44 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: τοῦ πονη?οῦ
Replies: 39
Views: 33054

Hi All, Interesting conversation. I did some digging on the Web and am hoping that someone who knows Hebrew (Matt?) can shed some light on these data. One source said that πονη?ός is often used to translate the Hebrew word http://www.greekgeek.org/pon_heb.gif in the Septuagint. Another says that it ...
by Paul
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Partisan Happy Fun Time
Replies: 47
Views: 12844

This is just wearying, Paul. I'm not wanting to mute a bloody thing. If I go to a meeting of orchid nuts, I expect to chat with orchid people about orchids and related fields, and some friendly non-orchid related chatter as friendliness. I wouldn't go to hear a talk on engineering. I have this fant...
by Paul
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Partisan Happy Fun Time
Replies: 47
Views: 12844

Will, please tell me you're kidding. Doesn't it read "Open Board?"

Are you required to read all posts? Howard Stern used to tell people to change the channel if they found him offensive.

Your response to speech you don't like is to mute it? I just don't get it.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Bush's Storm Eases Drought; Douses Forest Fires
Replies: 4
Views: 1848

Bush's Storm Eases Drought; Douses Forest Fires

Wednesday, June 14, 2006 AP Washington, D.C - Speaking Monday at the Take Back America 2006 forum, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) had this to say about Alberto, the latest storm spawned by Bush administration policies: "Well, I personally have to say that Alfredo (sic) has proven to me again that global ...
by Paul
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Re: Count me in.

Bert wrote:Glottal GG has agreed to be the main guide. She will come up with a starting date etc.
Swell. I would ask Ms. G-cubed to give me a little lead time so that I can set up GTSS for the new members of pharr-c.

Again, I will need their e-mail @s and any preferences for a userid.

-pb
by Paul
Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: participle of εἰμί
Replies: 39
Views: 13885


by Paul
Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:23 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

You are right. I tried it. All it takes is -right click on text- paste translation-publish lesson-close lesson. Just like when there is no entry yet. That's good news. You should also be able to change your old translation simply by typing over it. So GTSS is ready for another sailing of pharr-c. Y...
by Paul
Sat Jun 10, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: participle of εἰμί
Replies: 39
Views: 13885

Well, that's what I'm asking. This English sentence is (I believe) similar in grammatical structure to the Greek sentence in question. In my second sentence, we could imagine a corresponding sentence with the subordinate clauses chopped out: "Consider the flowers of the field: the lilies, the dande...
by Paul
Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Hi Bert (and GlottalGreekGeek),

I'm pretty sure that nothing prevents him from editing/republishing a lesson.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

Bert,

Does it make sense just to re-use the pharr-c GTSS structures? No old work would be lost. It would be just a new start for pharr-c.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: participle of εἰμί
Replies: 39
Views: 13885

We can all agree that "Consider the lillies of the field, how they grow" is prolepsis, but is this: "Consider the flowers of the field: the lillies, how they grow, the dandilions, how they sway." ? I personally don't see any reason why the second is any less prolepsis than the first, and thus why o...
by Paul
Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: participle of εἰμί
Replies: 39
Views: 13885

chad wrote:do you think the thucydides quote in 2182b is a type of prolepsis?
Yes.
chad wrote:if so, i just think the original quote is parallel
I don't.

I am quite content to agree to disagree. :)

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Americans Kill Zarqawi; Democrats "troubled"
Replies: 20
Views: 7044

Americans Kill Zarqawi; Democrats "troubled"

Thursday, June 8, 2006 AP Washington, D.C. - Upon learning of the death by American airstrike of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Democratic minority leaders today issued a joint statement of concern. "We are, of course, troubled whenever American forces kill anybody. But Zarqawi was special. He and his freed...
by Paul
Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: participle of εἰμί
Replies: 39
Views: 13885


by Paul
Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: participle of εἰμί
Replies: 39
Views: 13885

Interesting conversation, guys. But, Chad, I'm having some difficulty with your prolepsis argument. Specifically, I don't quite see the parallel you draw with the Thucydides quote in Smyth 2182b. Your argument seems to imply that an original subordinate clause like this ὡς τὰ ὄντα ἔστιν , was, to ac...
by Paul
Tue May 23, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Hi Deses,

From the Firefox toolbar Tools -> Options -> Fonts & Colors, what settings do you show for:

a. Proportional, Serif, and Sans-Serif
b. Always Use My Fonts (is checkbox checked)?

Thanks.

-pb
by Paul
Tue May 23, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Yeah, that's my list of fonts all right.

Case of font names should not matter; CSS is pretty hip to such things.

Let me do some tests with Firefox.

-pb
by Paul
Tue May 23, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

I am pretty sure that I gave Jeff a list of Unicode fonts with "arial unicode ms" at the top. It was given priority because of prevalence of Windows platforms. The font ships with Office XP, Word 2002, and Office 2000. Unfortunately, it does not appear to be separately downloadable (at least not leg...
by Paul
Tue May 23, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: font
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

We changed the primary font to "arial unicode ms". It does tend to render on the small side. At the time I think I suggested to Jeff that he increase font size. But even if I did, Jeff seems to be the busiest man in the world. Unless I'm mistaken, Will Annis may also hold the keys to the phpBB kingd...
by Paul
Thu May 18, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sanskrit on textkit
Replies: 12
Views: 3366

I would prefer Hittite. But Carola's "other ancient languages area" might be happiest solution to the several interests expressed here.

-pb
by Paul
Tue May 16, 2006 2:17 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: So Pharr, so good...
Replies: 4
Views: 6164

Hi Brendan,

Your infectious enthusiasm more than makes up for the pun. :D

Congratulations!

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Will you participate in the Iliad B group?
Replies: 18
Views: 13828

Re: First GTSS lesson

I "published" my entries for the first Iliad 2 lesson. I am hoping I used GTSS correctly and that my entries have been received. This is the first time I have used this system, and so I am still a little unsure of how it works. It takes me a few trials to translate reading instructions to executing...
by Paul
Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

I'm not sure. I think Bert was serving as a guide for this group. He would know.

Cordially,

Paul
by Paul
Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Anyone starting Pharr
Replies: 91
Views: 63838

I know that Paul has the infastructure set up already on his website for a web based answer key, with some answers, and I really like the design. But I think it would also be good to have a pdf version available for use away from the computer. I think Will had one started already, with several chap...
by Paul
Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: infinitives
Replies: 20
Views: 20910

IreneY wrote:I am not comfortable with calling it a verbal adjective [because] it doesn't describe participle all that well.
OK, I'll bite - how does the description "verbal adjective" fall short?

Cordially,

Paul