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by Amadeus
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Definite article
Replies: 10
Views: 3687

Many thanks, Annis! :D

I'm guessing the signification has been taken from the Latin articulus, which also means joint?

χαῖ?ε!
by Amadeus
Wed Oct 08, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Definite article
Replies: 10
Views: 3687

Definite article

Just a quick question: does anyone know what the Greeks call(ed) the definite article? I've read that it used to be a pronoun at first, so that would be an ἀντωνυμία. But what about the "definite article" as such? I've searched the Internet and Diogenes, but no luck.

Thanks!
by Amadeus
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New technology
Replies: 14
Views: 4440

Then again I was born in the 80's so I guess it's somewhat of a generational thing. :D I was born in the 80's too, yet I have this strange feeling of being very off-sync with my generation. Not only do I not use a cell-phone, but jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes are a big no-no for me as well. I sh...
by Amadeus
Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New technology
Replies: 14
Views: 4440

Privacy is now gone. You got that right. I don't know why people don't feel embarrassed to talk about their private lives among strangers, and in a loud voice! Sometime ago, while on a Trolley, I witnessed an old lady get thrashed by several young passengers around her, for daring to complain about...
by Amadeus
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New technology
Replies: 14
Views: 4440

New technology

Yesterday I received a nice surprise. My father was in town, and he left me a very unusual little gadget. It seems to be the latest technology. It can... get this... it can be used to call other people from anywhere in the world without the medium of wires or fibers! That's right, it works just like...
by Amadeus
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: My Comenius Project
Replies: 32
Views: 11596

metrodorus wrote:I am surprised by the enthusiastic reception Comenius is getting ... apparently Comenius remains as popular as ever.
That's because of his "fresh" approach to teaching Latin, even though he lived around 400 years ago! :D
by Amadeus
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Radio in Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

Yeah, it's a shame about the strong accent. But, hey, at least they get credit for trying to raise awareness for our beloved language. :)
by Amadeus
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Radio in Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

Oh, here's a short video of the hosts of KISS FM trying so hard to read Latin. :lol:

http://www.kissfm.de/cgi-bin/WebObjects ... videoH=270
by Amadeus
Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Radio in Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

Gonzalo wrote:Minimus error inter amicos.
:lol: Non erravi. Per verbum 'classicum' intellego id quod semper manet, et meo iudicio, illa mussica quae descripsi supra sempiterna quidem est. :wink:

Iterum vale!
by Amadeus
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Radio in Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

Salve, Gundisalve: Hahahae. Gratias tibi per tuum nexum. Fateor vero me esse 'quadratum' quia non solum 'rap', quod vocatur, non audio, sed etiam magnum musicae hodiernae numerum. Ut mihi videtur, musica classica (ab medio aevo usque ad primam saeculi xx partem), si non unica, certe maxima omnium ge...
by Amadeus
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: My Comenius Project
Replies: 32
Views: 11596

metrodorus wrote:A professor at a university in the USA has located a copy of the Vestibulum for me, which I now have in digitaql form.
It is similar to the Orbis Sensualim Pictus, but one tiny step further up the ladder.
Cool! Will you be able to share these scans or are you prohibited from doing so?
by Amadeus
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Radio in Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 3925

Radio in Latin

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Berlin radio station will broadcast its morning show entirely in Latin on September 26 to mark the European day of languages, the station said on Thursday. Trailers, news and weather will be translated into Latin for the Kiss FM show, listened to by around 4.2 million people dai...
by Amadeus
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: My Comenius Project
Replies: 32
Views: 11596

Gonzalo wrote:I have found this
*Mouth watering* Could someone hand me a towel? :lol:
by Amadeus
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: My Comenius Project
Replies: 32
Views: 11596

Interaxus wrote: 10. By the way, have I spotted the the world’s earliest laptop? :shock: Check out the second of the two larger pictures here: https://www.tulips.tsukuba.ac.jp/mylime ... pageseq=16
Per Iuppiter! Credo te recte dicere! :shock:
by Amadeus
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Great to be here.
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Salve, Ianuarie!

I think you'll find that people here are very helpful. Hope to see you around in the Latin boards (and maybe even in the Greek boards in the future).

Vale!
by Amadeus
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: My Comenius Project
Replies: 32
Views: 11596

Here are a few links of interest related to Comenius: http://www.archive.org/details/orbispictusofjoh00come The Orbis Pictus in DjVu and PDF http://www.grexlat.com/biblio/comenius/ HTML version of the same (incomplete) http://www.uned.es/manesvirtual/Historia/Comenius/OPictus/OPictusAA.htm Yet anoth...
by Amadeus
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11867

Thanks cb and annis for helping me out. I think I gained some knowledge in this thread, and that's always a plus. It is unfortunate, however, that no precise rules exist for the correct pronunciation (or intonation) of Greek prose, but I won't let that stop me from going forward in my studies. χαί?ε...
by Amadeus
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: My Comenius Project
Replies: 32
Views: 11596

Ah, metrodore! A most excellent and commendable enterprise! :D

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EDIT: Mmm mmm! What a delight this is! Right from the beginning a gem of a quote: "Quid sit eruditum esse? Nosse rerum differentias & posse unumquodque suo designare vel insignire nomine." Very scholastic. 8)
by Amadeus
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Traditional Pronunciation of Latin in Spain
Replies: 24
Views: 15037

When they subtitled "Gladiator" wouldn't it have lended a sense of period authenticity to keep the latin names latin instead of turning them into Spanish? Keeping the Latin names may sound more authentic in English, but in the Spanish-speaking world that would just sound horrible. :lol: Changing th...
by Amadeus
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11867

χαῖ?᾽ ὦ κβ: It's been a long week at work, and haven't had the time to really delve into this subject. Even though it looks fun and interesting, due to time constraints I tend to be more of a practical guy looking for solutions, rather than a theorist, at least when it comes to languages. I went thr...
by Amadeus
Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11867

*whistles* I need to parse all of this information before I can continue with the thread. :P
by Amadeus
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11867

χαῖ?᾽ ὦ κβ: Thanks for replying so quickly and for all the links! :) It's gonna take some time, though, to completely understand all the unfamiliar and complex concepts that are handled in those articles. I feel like a noob! I do have a few observations, however: 1) From the looks of your model, it ...
by Amadeus
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Learning accents in Ancient Greek
Replies: 21
Views: 11867

I've been struggling with the Greek accents as well; only, it's not their orthography that causes me trouble, but how to voice them. Today I was trying to read aloud this simple sentence from AGBAH: ἔστι δὲ καὶ δημοτικὰ ἱε?ὰ καὶ ἱε?οποιοί but I couldn't! At least not in any satisfactory way. This is...
by Amadeus
Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Latin in German TV
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Salve, Interaxe:

Plurimas gratias tibi! This is a treasure! I just saw "Kultuzeit extra: O Tempora: Habemus Latinum" and thrilled to have seen not only the Mass in Latin, but an ATM in Latin as well. :lol:

It seems Latin is starting to regain some traction as the universal language!
by Amadeus
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is there something similar to Lingua Latina for German?
Replies: 12
Views: 7287

Banana tree wrote:I have the same question but for French. Anybody who know a similar method for French?
Lookie here: viewtopic.php?t=8288
by Amadeus
Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Georgia-Russia Crisis
Replies: 19
Views: 5932

I don't know what you guys think about this but I don't like the attitude that we should leave others be, even if attocities are committed. I'm thinking of Rwanda, the Congo or Darfur. I am with you. Even though I'm not American, I have always believed that the U.S., as a modern Roman empire, has t...
by Amadeus
Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Monumenta Germaniae Historica
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Hey, nice find Bedwere! A couple of weeks ago I found this other site which is very similar: Digital Collections. There are many of Erasmus' works there.
by Amadeus
Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Georgia-Russia Crisis
Replies: 19
Views: 5932

Re: Georgia-Russia Crisis

Bert wrote:Funny you had no comment to the effect that Russia should get off Georgia's face.
Uh... because the original poster asked about what the U.S. should do?
by Amadeus
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek lettering question
Replies: 10
Views: 4865

The Latin would look like this: "Totus tuus"

or like this: "TOTVS TVVS"

The characters are the same, as you can see, except that a capital u is written like a capital v.
by Amadeus
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Georgia-Russia Crisis
Replies: 19
Views: 5932

Re: Georgia-Russia Crisis

yee0890 wrote:What should be done about it? More specifically, should US gov't get involved and help Georgia?
The U.S. should stay neutral and get off Russia's face. :?
by Amadeus
Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek lettering question
Replies: 10
Views: 4865

What Twpsyn means is that the phrase "totus tuus" is Latin, so why would you want to write a Latin phrase with Greek letters?
by Amadeus
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Lingua Latina, Familia Romana, p8
Replies: 11
Views: 4963

This is not a mistake. In the first instance, what you are seeing is the singular & plural forms of a noun (the name); whereas in the second, what you see are the 3 genders of an adjective (masculine, feminine and neuter).
by Amadeus
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Whilst I do indeed love Latin...
Replies: 27
Views: 7644

Well, I for one can read English (my second language) just as MarcusE describes: no rearranging the word order, no translation, no complicated analysis, etc. The meaning just "pops off" the text. It is like reading in my native tongue, but just shy of being exactly the same (for instance, I have tro...
by Amadeus
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is there something similar to Lingua Latina for German?
Replies: 12
Views: 7287

Yup! :)
by Amadeus
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beijing 2008 games
Replies: 22
Views: 6070

cdm2003 wrote:
Amadeus wrote:Can't wait to the opening ceremony! :)
Did you see it? It was absolutely fantastic...amazing...I have never seen such a production.
Yeah, I saw it. It was really good! Especially those cubes moved by people. :D I wonder if London will be able to match this...
by Amadeus
Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is there something similar to Lingua Latina for German?
Replies: 12
Views: 7287

Try searching for "Deutsche Spachlehre für Ausländer". I'm using it to learn German, and it's quite good. No English or any other language besides German is used in this book.
by Amadeus
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beijing 2008 games
Replies: 22
Views: 6070

Hehe... nice chariot. But I think using it would get you disqualified. :P

I usually enjoy more those sports where machines play little or no part, such as water sports, gymnastics, track racing, bolley-ball (not beach bolley-ball, though), &c. Can't wait to the opening ceremony! :)
by Amadeus
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Beijing 2008 games
Replies: 22
Views: 6070

Beijing 2008 games

If you're watching, great! :D If not, I hope the reason is not baseball (for those in the U.S.). :lol:
by Amadeus
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The annals of Tacitus, audio book and Latin explanations
Replies: 9
Views: 6097

Well I'm not much of a computer geek, I just click here and there. :lol: With Audacity (free software), I choose "Effect" ---> "Change Speed" and type 60 (%). Of course, this is just my preference. Then when the changes are made, I select "Effect" ---> "Change Pitch" and choose "down" to note D. You...
by Amadeus
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The annals of Tacitus, audio book and Latin explanations
Replies: 9
Views: 6097

Salve, Alati: Great job! How long did it take you to do this? It certainly does look like a daunting task for one person. I shall be downloading the audio files to listen while I read the Annals comfortably in my couch, with a cup of cocoa on one hand. :wink: Although... since I'm not a beginner in ...