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by mingshey
Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: One question to everyone...
Replies: 29
Views: 11909

Re: One question to everyone...

Can you tell me please from which countries you are and why you learn ancient Greek? I am Greek and i want to see the reason why you learn and why the Greeks donot want to learn. Thank you Γειά σου. I'm from Korea and I started being interested in Greek language since I was a high schooler. Now I'm...
by mingshey
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Byzantine Manuscripts of Homer @CHS
Replies: 6
Views: 2957

I feel like downloading all the highest resolution jpg's. But it would take almost all the space of my auxiliary hard disk. And it would take quite a long time. :? I have seen Gutenberg Bible site reduce the image resolution down to the degree that the letters are all ragged. They might have done it...
by mingshey
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: diphthong ου
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

diphthong ου

Diphthong is in vogue these days. :P I have been reading ου like English oo in pool until recently. I missed it even when I was studying Pharr, but he says it was like oh-oo. And other grammar books as well say it was so and became like oo later. If I tune my pronunciation so as to pronounce even th...
by mingshey
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Sprechen Sie Attisch?
Replies: 7
Views: 2991

It seems to me that the author was presenting the possible spectrum of answers to the question. For `Wie geht es Ihnen?' there are given various answers from `Danke, es geht mir ganz wohl.'-πάντ' ἀγαθὰ π?άττω, ὦ φίλε(I'm doing all good, my friend.) to `Es steht schlecht mit mir.'-φαῦλόν ?στι τὸ ?μὸν...
by mingshey
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: πᾶ (ποῦ)
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

χά?ιν ἔχω ὑμῖν.
:D
by mingshey
Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: πᾶ (ποῦ)
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

πᾶ (ποῦ)

Archimedes is said to have said, δός μοι πᾶ(ποῦ) στῶ καὶ τὰν γᾶν κινάσω. give me where I should stand, and I will move the earth. My question here: πᾶ (or ποῦ in other source) is interrogative adverb. But the context suggests it is used as a relative adverb, which I think should be οὗ or ἔνθα here. ...
by mingshey
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ãœbung macht den Meister.
Replies: 20
Views: 9160

Sorry for digging up the old thread, but in the course of translating Chase & Phillips I came up with something that's in the same line of thought:

μελέτη τὸ πᾶν.
Practice is(or does) the everything.

Googling a bit tells me it's Periander of Corinth, one of the seven sages, who said it.
by mingshey
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: An elegaic couplet
Replies: 0
Views: 947

I pay you my awe. :o

?ν εἰ?ήνῃ κοιμάτω ? αἴλου?ος.
by mingshey
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Of Neologisms
Replies: 31
Views: 12078


by mingshey
Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: By teaching (or preparing to teach), you learn more.
Replies: 8
Views: 3509

mingshey, There's a say here in Brazil that says: "O que você guarda, você perde, mas o que você dá, você guarda." In English it is something like: "What you keep, you lose, but what you give, you do keep." That's what's practically being shown over time. By reading your post you have motivate...
by mingshey
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: By teaching (or preparing to teach), you learn more.
Replies: 8
Views: 3509

By teaching (or preparing to teach), you learn more.

Winter Vacation, I'm preparing for a club activity for the new school year. Guess what. I, though my own Greek is far from fluency, am going to lead a Greek club for students. Once in a fortnight. It should give me an excuse for having my Greek time at the school. :wink: Having had the library buy s...
by mingshey
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Can we use the greek alphabet to write others languages?
Replies: 5
Views: 2734

Wikipedia article on Greek Alphabet has a list of "Use of the Greek alphabet for other languages" slightly past the midway.
by mingshey
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Penmanship
Replies: 8
Views: 2873

You could also check this . This site is obviously about learning modern Greek but since the alphabet hasn't changed you may find the short "videos" showing a hand writing the letters useful (click on each letter and the video will start playing. Disregard the pronunciation guide; it's for modern G...
by mingshey
Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New Pen
Replies: 34
Views: 14148

I had developed a liking to dip pens since my school days but did not invest much money on them. Fountain pens looked like a luxury to me. I have a couple of metal nibs and a couple of cheap nib holders. And a few years ago I had purchased an ArtPen, Rotring made, for practicing calligraphy. It is t...
by mingshey
Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Do not scream
Replies: 6
Views: 2607

It reminded me of this scene from the Matrix:
Image
:D
by mingshey
Fri Nov 30, 2007 6:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I need help from Christians who like reading
Replies: 42
Views: 11038

Before I converted out of Christianity, I used to enjoy Uchimura Kanzo (内?鑑三)'s biographical essays like "How I became a Christian:out of my diary." He was a Japanese who was one of the first converts to Christianity. He learned Theology and English from American missionary whose name I do not remem...
by mingshey
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: An Introduction from Portugal.
Replies: 5
Views: 1710

Welcome, Miguel!
by mingshey
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aristarchus
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Great thanks, William!
That really helps.
:D
by mingshey
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aristarchus
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Aristarchus

Aristarchus, "On the sizes and distances of sun and moon" <<proof for proposition 1>> Ἔστωσαν ἴσαι σφαῖ?αι, ὧν κέντ?α ἔστω τὰ Α, Β σημεῖα, καὶ ?πιζευχθεῖσα ἡ ΑΒ ?κβεβλήσθω, καὶ ?κβεβλήσθω διὰ τοῦ ΑΒ ?πίπεδον· ποιήσει δὴ τομὰς ?ν ταῖς σφαί?αις μεγίστους κ?κλους. ποιείτω οὖν τοὺς ΓΔΕ, ΖΗΘ κ?κλους, καὶ...
by mingshey
Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus slow? Try Diogenes.
Replies: 49
Views: 24755

Thanks for the tip, annis. Edonnelly, I cannot figure out how to make the Diogenes server get running on my Windows PC. And I somehow managed to remove the conventional search box that has Google, etc. as the options and instead, I use Google toolbar on firefox. So I just got satisfied with using Di...
by mingshey
Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Welcome!
by mingshey
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello, I'm new to the forum
Replies: 20
Views: 4976

Part of my space-time continuum passes close to that of Canada. In other words I once flew across Canada in 2000. 8)
by mingshey
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello, I'm new to the forum
Replies: 20
Views: 4976

Welcome, Wanderer!
:)
by mingshey
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Now I can tell my Alif Ba Ta, ...
Replies: 13
Views: 6281

Mingshey: Whether the Hangul is an example of diffusion or just idea diffusion, a phonetic system or a featural system, etc.; it really was a work of genius, especially for its time. We know that they use it exclusively in North Korea, but I've had different people tell me different things about th...
by mingshey
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Archive.org pdfs/DjVus
Replies: 23
Views: 17390

Wow!

Wow!

Wow!

:shock:
by mingshey
Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 3239


by mingshey
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Now I can tell my Alif Ba Ta, ...
Replies: 13
Views: 6281


by mingshey
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is Greek Greek to Greeks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

What the..? The Germans say: Das kommt mir spanisch vor! Of all the weird and confusing languages in the world, they pick Spanish? :shock: Pero si es de lo más fácil...! It could possibly be due to the fast speech of Spanish speakers. (Spanish songs often have several syllables for a single note....
by mingshey
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is Greek Greek to Greeks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

As for Koreans, there's no idiomized expression for that. We often say "한국?? 너무 어려워Korean's too difficult(to understand)", sometimes mimicking a foreigner speaking Korean, "항쿵마룬 노무 오료워요Hang-kung-marun nomu oryowoyo," because many a people has bad practice of speaking non-sentences, syntax mismatches...
by mingshey
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek Fires
Replies: 13
Views: 3249

The news photo a NASA satellite took shows the horrible situation from above the area. It's taken a few days ago. (same pictures, just different sizes) http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/images/image08282007_1km.jpg (small) http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/images/image08282007_500m.jpg (large) htt...
by mingshey
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 3239

Re: Perseus Problems

Hello All, Is anyone else having problems with Perseus? I use the morph tool for Greek quite a bit, but it hasn't worked for quite some time. I've tried to check out the 4.0 site, but it doesn't look like they have a morph tool up and running yet. Any suggestions (other than parse it yourself) woul...
by mingshey
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is Greek Greek to Greeks?
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Is Greek Greek to Greeks?

It just hit me what would Greeks say in the situation the English speakers say "It's Greek to me." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_to_me Chinese is most referred to by the alphabet-using people. But then what would a Chinese say? In Korean wikipedia it is stated that they say : 跟天書一樣 [跟天书一样] (gēn...
by mingshey
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete!
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

Wilkommen, Maximus!
Vielen Glück für deinen Studien!
by mingshey
Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Rosetta Stone online language learning
Replies: 13
Views: 3317


by mingshey
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Greek Fires
Replies: 13
Views: 3249

Greek Fires

I hope our Greek friends safe from the fires. They say in the news that it's possibly started by arson, probably for detouring the law forbidding developments in the forest area.
by mingshey
Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Indo-European as She was Spake
Replies: 22
Views: 11290

Arabic took most of the area once hellenized. So there's no hope Greek to be discussed as a candidate for the language of Middle-east. Latin's lucky. Alexander the Great took the wrong direction for his expedition.
by mingshey
Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: GTSS Working?
Replies: 38
Views: 33152

Works for me! Thanks. So, the good news is that we have gtss again, but the bad news is that it looks like Paul won't be an inside source for us to get discounts on Greek Island Cruises. Adelheid, are you a linux user? I think Windows users can do the same thing in C:/windows(or winnt or whatever)/...
by mingshey
Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Italian
Replies: 25
Views: 9573

What do you think about creating "Italian" Board in the Latin Forum, and a "Modern Greek" board in the Greek Forum?
by mingshey
Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Now I can tell my Alif Ba Ta, ...
Replies: 13
Views: 6281

Mingshey, what materials are you using for your Arabic studies? I have a textbook published at Hankuk(that's Korean word for "Korean") University of Foreign Studies, the title could be put "Basic Arabic Language" in English. Besides that there are FSI materials. Now the Summer Vacation's over and I...