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by mingshey
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32498

Have all of you people who are unable to download or access googlebooks tried going through a US proxy? This one works for me in Australia: http://www.surfie.info/ ... Thanks a hell lot! This proxy works even to downloading! I'm in Korea. I've just downloaded " Treatise on Conic Sections" by Apollo...
by mingshey
Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Now I can tell my Alif Ba Ta, ...
Replies: 13
Views: 6341

Another difficulty of learning Arabic alphabet is its order, which is quite scrambled from the Phoenician order, according to the shapes of the letters. Learning Hebrew-Aramaic alphabet was quite straight-forward after Roman alphabet, and Greek, too, all of which follow more or less to the Phoenicia...
by mingshey
Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Now I can tell my Alif Ba Ta, ...
Replies: 13
Views: 6341

Now I can tell my Alif Ba Ta, ...

I'm initiated to the Arabic alphabet. :D Similar characters for completely different pronunciations, varying shapes, stray(?) dots, etc. had kept me from learning Arabic alphabet by heart. But after an hour's practice with this software: http://www.theiling.de/schrift/learn-split.cgi?mode=arabic-lig...
by mingshey
Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Old Geezer Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4595

Hi, all! I'm spending too much time on my computer when I have to be working on Greek. You can, in my avatar, see my photo I took myself couple of years ago. I have a tendency to spend more time on collecting resources than on working on them. More like a stupid book-collector than a studious. I'm a...
by mingshey
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: L vs. R
Replies: 12
Views: 5551

quendidil wrote: mingshey, in fact, in General American, the "t" in data is an R, an alveolar flap. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flapping :o
Yeah, way to go! And thanks for the link!
But it is still covered by the phoneme "t", isn't it?
by mingshey
Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: A Good Laugh
Replies: 44
Views: 38948

I'm behind the times with Bible-lores these days. But this thread about "Message" thing reminds me of the "ebonics" version of "Lord's Prayer": ENGLISH The Lord's Prayer Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done On earth as it is in Heaven Give us this day...
by mingshey
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: L vs. R
Replies: 12
Views: 5551

Thanks for the quote, Didymus. As for European languages, can I say that l and r are clearly distinct phonemes but the sounds can be grouped as liquids, and thus can undergo some interchanges in the course of translation, transliteration with inadequate writing system, or time? Stops also had underg...
by mingshey
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: L vs. R
Replies: 12
Views: 5551

Mingshey, you mean no written distinction, right? I've heard Korean spoken for years with a clear distinction between l and r. Medial ㄹ had an r sound, but final ㄹ had a dark l sound. At least, this was the way she pronounced it. She was from Seoul. Yes, as for Korean that's basically right but...
by mingshey
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: L vs. R
Replies: 12
Views: 5551

It's an old topic here :). I bet IE keeps the distinction between R and L. But R is pronounced differently in different languages. Maybe the Greek trilling R is too close to L to keep its identity tightly. In the Classical Greek there's a case of word conjugation that shows a change of value between...
by mingshey
Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Perseus display
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Re: Perseus display

I the computer I used to have I had the font display for Perseus set at SPIonics. Now I have it on Unicode. Something is not right though. When I have it set for the unicode with precombined accents, all letters with a diacritical mark of any kind shows up bigger. If I don't use the precombined acc...
by mingshey
Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Love doctor, please help!
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Breaking up is good news for no day. Just a fine day with bright sunshine would work, though. It could reduce the mental damage that might trigger a melancholia. :roll:
by mingshey
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: 300
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

IreneY wrote:though I can't say I blame Archilochus' take on the whole issue :D
You must be refferring to this story. :D Couple of years has passed since I was reading commentaries on Archilochus' poems.
by mingshey
Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: DLRS - Dead Language Resource Center
Replies: 13
Views: 3589

A silly question here, how come is the abbreviation of the Dead Languages Resource Center DLRS, not DLRC?
by mingshey
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hi everyone, new person here!
Replies: 14
Views: 3881

You are lucky you are fifteen now rather than 20 years ago. I wanted to learn the 'dead' languages since I was about fifteen. I tried then to learn Biblical Hebrew. And Greek and Latin too. Then I had little resource more than 20-some years ago. Now thanks to internet and contributions from so many ...
by mingshey
Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning Turkish
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

I have looked through the FSI materials just now. And I find the style was quite familiar to a Hebrew textbook I got from a local bookstore in 2000, As far as I remember the book had something related to U.S. government so I have checked it out and it had the letters "Foreign Service Institute" on i...
by mingshey
Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Aoidoi Request for Comments: commentary style
Replies: 10
Views: 4825

Another vote for #1. And I hate #3. The letters are obtuse to the point they look as if balloons full of water, and flattened by its own weight and are just about to explode :P I'm one of the vi-maniac. I never tried to learn the complex key combinations of emacs commands seriously. But if it makes ...
by mingshey
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: 300
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

300

The Battle of Thermopylae, exerpts from Chase&Phillips, "A New Introduction to Greek" ?πειδὴ δὲ οἱ Πέ?σαι ἦσαν ?γγὺς τῶν ?ν Θε?μοπύλαις Ἑλλήνων, Ξέ?ξης ?νόμιζεν ?κείνους ὀλίγων ἡμε?ῶν ἀπιέναι. οἱ δὲ ο?κ ?ποίουν τοῦτο. ?ν νῷ οὖν εἶχεν ? βασιλεὺς τοὺς στ?ατιώτας πέμπειν ?πὶ τοὺς πολεμίους. ?κέλευσεν δ...
by mingshey
Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: greek lower case alphabet
Replies: 7
Views: 3005

Re: greek lower case alphabet

One of my questions about it is , "Why?" it certainly doesn't seem easier to write than the capital letters. Dale I'm no expert in this matter. But as far as I have investigated this matter through the materials I could find online, the change of 'fonts' largely depended on the physical material th...
by mingshey
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Modern Greek: Would it help?
Replies: 26
Views: 26245

Hi, although I had once said to the contrary, I'm seriously considering a visit to Greece in a few years, with my family, if I can afford it. And I started learning MG again recently. I use the Learn Greek Online site in kypros.org for my study. (This site seems to have maintenance shut-downs from t...
by mingshey
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: how to do the pitch accent
Replies: 17
Views: 8794

I do something similar to what Minghsey says, but I give more emphasis in the tonic syllable (where the accent is located). I don´t know if Mingshey gives more emphasis in that syllable or not. Might he illustrate us? I try not to give stress at the accented syllables. I raise the tone as William ...
by mingshey
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: how to do the pitch accent
Replies: 17
Views: 8794

a curiosity... when a short vowel is long followed by two consonant do you read a long vowel also? No -- or at least, you shouldn't in the reconstructed pronunciation. Short vowels should always be pronounced short. (Personally, I think it's terminology here to blame, and it's very inaccurate in my...
by mingshey
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Google Books pdf's
Replies: 47
Views: 32498

Well, is there no way for us in the "wrong" continent to download the books? Some of the books were downloadable. But when I downloaded a few of them, and tried a fourth book Google thinks I'm a robot. :? :shock: And it keeps giving me this response thereafter: We're sorry... ... but your query look...
by mingshey
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb in Classical Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 5719


by mingshey
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: eston
Replies: 24
Views: 7620

New Testament is much easier to read than many other texts because there is a limited vocabulary; also, most of the contributing authors were not native Greek speakers, so their writing is relatively simple. Thus it was a bit of a shock the first time I tried to read something else in Classical Gre...
by mingshey
Tue May 29, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: I'm DONE....for now
Replies: 13
Views: 3611

Congratulationes mea, Kopie!

:D
by mingshey
Wed May 23, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Although summer's comming in this norther hemisphere, I welcome winter!


Enjoy your time in textkit!
by mingshey
Sat May 19, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Thursday!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3391

Happy educational birthday to klewless and retypepassword!
:D
by mingshey
Tue May 15, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: facsimiles of iliad manuscripts?
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

http://www.mikrosapoplous.gr/en/texts_iliad_en.html Is this what you might be looking for? Oh, I think not, Bert. The encoded texts are available at a few websites and can be easily searchable. But what gnomonstyle wants is a scanned or phtographed "manuscript". And it is a rare resource online. Wh...
by mingshey
Tue May 15, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ψαπφω, "οἰ μὲν ἰππήων στ?ότο
Replies: 3
Views: 1492


by mingshey
Mon May 14, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ψαπφω, "οἰ μὲν ἰππήων στ?ότο
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Ψαπφω, "οἰ μὲν ἰππήων στ?ότο

οἰ μὲν ἰππήων στ?ότον οἰ δὲ πέσδων οἰ δὲ νάων φαῖσ' ?πὶ γᾶν μέλαιναν ἔμμεναι κάλλιστον· ἔγω δὲ κῆν ὄττω τις ἔ?αται. Some (say) the army of cavalries, others (say) (the army) of the infantry (still) others say (that) of the young, upon the black earth to be the most beautiful: but I (say) that (army...
by mingshey
Thu May 10, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Plumley's Introductory Coptic Grammar
Replies: 1
Views: 1793

Yummi, the language for understanding gnostic source materials.
Thanks so much for the link!
:)
by mingshey
Wed May 02, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What happened to the Perseus Project?
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

Oh, it is not working either, :(

try
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/resolveform
by mingshey
Tue May 01, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Updated Euclid's Elements
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

In response to the old request from our Chris Weimer, I have published it by Lulu. http://www.lulu.com/content/829379 I get no revenue for this book, so the price will include the publishing cost only, plus the delivery fee from the side of Lulu. I had it published in hardcover 'cause I thought it w...
by mingshey
Tue May 01, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What happened to the Perseus Project?
Replies: 9
Views: 2803

We can still use the lexicon tool.

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph.jsp :D
by mingshey
Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: LSJ pdf
Replies: 6
Views: 5311

Anyway, the lexicons are still alive, although we cannot access it through the texts.

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph.jsp
by mingshey
Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: LSJ pdf
Replies: 6
Views: 5311

Great! I have a paper copy of the recent version. But I cannot carry it everywhere due to its large mass. It would be helpful to have a PDF that I can carry by means of a portable memory card.
by mingshey
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Einstein read Greek?
Replies: 4
Views: 2223

Well, he couldn't avoid absorbing something in the classical-language-oriented Gymnasium in spite of his poor achievement, could he?