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by Anthony Appleyard
Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Autotranslaters
Replies: 7
Views: 4001

Autotranslaters

Google's automatic translater now has a to and from Latin option, but my first test of it found is basically faulty: I entered:- The duck swallowed the frog. and it produced:- Anas devoravit ranae. (not 'ranam') In Latin to English:- nemo me impune lacessit. (Scotland's royal motto) became there is ...
by Anthony Appleyard
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: fallen for greek
Replies: 3
Views: 5216

Re: fallen for greek

Some English words look like Greek (e.g. "work" and ϝεργον, "three" and τρεις) because Greek and Common Germanic are both descended from Common Indo-European.
by Anthony Appleyard
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Metrical quantity of the participle, grapsas?
Replies: 5
Views: 4400

Re: Metrical quantity of the participle, grapsas?

The sequence νσ survived in the dialect of Crete, e.g. τονς ελευθερονς .
by Anthony Appleyard
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pronunciation of δεω in πηληιαδεω (Iliad line 1...)
Replies: 3
Views: 4756

Re: Pronunciation of δεω in πηληιαδεω (Iliad line 1...)

I have seen a theory that originally this word was πηληϝιαδᾱ' elided for πηληϝιαδᾱo ; the next word was Ἀχιλῆϝος .

Pronunciation was likely: short ε close like French é ; η long open like English "air" (but without an r-component), or like the 'e' in 'pet' but drawled.
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon May 30, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Old messages
Replies: 0
Views: 1731

Old messages

Did this set of forums suffer a major loss of archives and records a few years ago? I remember inputting several messages about Homeric Greek, but I cannot find them now. Before that, its archives were moved, and in the process, contained Unicode text (which includes Greek) was corrupted and became ...
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon May 30, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help needed finding a ref
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Help needed finding a ref

Angliae pars meridione-orientalis, et Hollandia, submergent lente constanter per saecula, per causam descriptam hic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forebulge Est vetus documentum scriptum in Anglia in annis regni Normannorum, dicens multam terram de parte meridionale insulae Hayling (iuxta Portum Itiu...
by Anthony Appleyard
Thu May 26, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help needed finding a ref
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Help needed finding a ref

I seem to remember it from somewhere: perhaps it was in another Roman author.
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon May 23, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New member
Replies: 1
Views: 2210

New member

I am in north England. I am retired (age 68). I learned Latin at school around 1960, and Ancient Greek more recently at home. I used to scuba dive. I am teetotal. I formerly worked at UMIST (computer programming, and in charge of a roomful of computers that students used.)
by Anthony Appleyard
Mon May 23, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Help needed finding a ref
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Help needed finding a ref

I seem to remember that somewhere in De Bello Gallico Julius Caesar said that off the south coast of Britain is an island (Vectis / Isle of Wight) where traders called, and that men can wade to it from the mainland at low tide. Please where in the book is that text? As regards possibility of wading ...