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by mingshey
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Aegean Apocalypse
Replies: 6
Views: 4795

Re: The Aegean Apocalypse

Hey, nice to see you again!
Κι ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ!
by mingshey
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Aegean Apocalypse
Replies: 6
Views: 4795

Re: The Aegean Apocalypse

I have been looking for this thread since a few months ago(For I forgot the exact keyword I was trying things like "Ancient Greek Dark Age" in vain) and today I looked through the Open Board posts from 2005 down, and found that the video clips are all removed! What a disappointment! :(
by mingshey
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Welcome To The NEW Textkit Server
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Re: Welcome To The NEW Textkit Server

Wow, great job you are keeping up!
I liked the old site design, but after what has happened and what you've been working to avoid those pesky hackings, I think the security measures are far more important than a pretty look.
by mingshey
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: A layman of Greek
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Re: A layman of Greek

Well, Greek words take the grammatical role by the declension and conjugation, while English words take it largely from their place in the sentence. So a Greek word has more freedom in choosing its place in the sentence, and the choice of place is often a matter of emphasis it assumes.
by mingshey
Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Initiating my daughter into classical languages
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Re: Initiating my daughter into classical languages

Well I don't worry so much. I can fulfill the double task by leading her into Greek. And I'm taking it slow so she'd not get sick of it. Anyway, it's really a wise remark of yours. Thanks. :D
by mingshey
Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Initiating my daughter into classical languages
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Re: Initiating my daughter into classical languages

Yes, she is. :D

And the time does fly. And my progress in Greek is pathetic. :(
by mingshey
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Initiating my daughter into classical languages
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Initiating my daughter into classical languages

I have begun, in a regular basis, to initiate my elder daughter, 6, into Greek and Latin. It is only pronunciation for now, reading aloud and writing a couple of sentences once a week. The Greek textbook I have chosen is "Athenaze" Book I, and Latin "Lingua Latina: Familia Romana" She has already be...
by mingshey
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Attic/Modern Greek comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 2681

Re: Attic/Modern Greek comparison

You can find a thorough treatise on that subject in Geoffery C. Horrocks' "Greek: A History Of The Language And Its Speakers", Addison Wesley (ISBN-13: 978-0582307094). But the faster way to compare them is to learn both of them a little bit. And you might find the Wikipedia article on Greek Languag...
by mingshey
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Linguistics Book
Replies: 2
Views: 2086

Re: Linguistics Book

Wow!
Thanks so much for sharing.
by mingshey
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: use of hic as opposed to haec
Replies: 8
Views: 3226

Re: use of hic as opposed to haec

Hmm, I'm guessing this board is moderated such that posts won't appear until approved. And that's one of the reason I stopped frequenting this forum. [edit] But look! This post appeared right away on the thread as soon as I clicked the "submit" button! Is the system changed back to the good old days?
by mingshey
Mon May 10, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Hello All,
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Hello All,

Welcome.
:D
by mingshey
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: [MG] γιούσες (or γιούσερ)
Replies: 1
Views: 3744

[MG] γιούσες (or γιούσερ)

I've almost translated "Ξεκινάει μια Ψαροπουλα". But I couldn't find a clue what in the seven seas "Γιούσες" means. Some says it's giousouri, which is kinda black coral, but again I didn't find any citation or supporting document about it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxQggdpIql4&feature=player_em...
by mingshey
Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: John 1:1
Replies: 4
Views: 1899

Re: John 1:1

The Roman Catholic church might have wanted to drive off the elements of Gnosticism as far as possible?
ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jesus_Mysteries
by mingshey
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Σιγμα sued Ταυ
Replies: 3
Views: 1676

Σιγμα sued Ταυ

This topic may fit for Open Board, Yesterday I read Lucian's "The Consonants at Law," in which Sigma sues Tau for taking greedily the post of sigma, in the court of vowels. ( I got the Loeb volume from "Internet Archive." )- Lucian (Volume 1) It's funny after learning a little bit of Greek , especia...
by mingshey
Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: lost texts
Replies: 15
Views: 5766

Re: lost texts

The record of sound wave originated from the throats of Homer when he recited his epic poems. Some day one might invent a method to extract memories from the MRI image of the brain of a mummy and investigate one of who might have memorized the epic. (The "Pensieve" from Harry Potter story to come tr...
by mingshey
Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: [MG] composition
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: [MG] composition

Edit: I have to say, your translation reminded me a lot of the writings of Greeks of the 18th and 19th century :D Still modern Greek obviously, but with a lot of ancient Greek (or what is today considered ancient Greek, let's not go there, or I'll start a long diatribe :) ) interspersed. That's goo...
by mingshey
Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: [MG] composition
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

Re: [MG] composition

modus.irrealis wrote::lol:

Would you like comments/corrections?
Of course. Corrections are always welcome. Actually I posted this in order to invite corrections. :D
by mingshey
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: [MG] composition
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

[MG] composition

My first attempt to translate a short story into Modern Greek. It's a "toilet" humor about a bear and a hare: (warning : This story may be offending.) A bear and a hare had a poo side by side in the mountain. The hare was about to leave without wiping the behind. The bear asked the hare, "Don't you ...
by mingshey
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek grammar in German.
Replies: 6
Views: 3169

Re: Greek grammar in German.

You can purchase them at amazon.com. But the prices are quite high. And there's no customer review.
Band 1
Band 2
Band 3
Band 4
by mingshey
Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 48710

Re: Study Group

annis wrote:
mingshey wrote:Yes, of course.
Don't you mean πῶς γὰρ οὔ? :)
Yup. How can I afford to "not" catch up whatever is needed given this chance? :D
by mingshey
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 48710

Re: Study Group

Is it impossible to join the group in the middle of the way? I had failed to graduate Pharr-b group a few years ago. We've had our usual attrition. Do you feel you could keep up if you start at lesson 10? Yes, of course. In fact I'd been doing some review on the first dozens of chapters by myself e...
by mingshey
Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 48710

Re: Study Group

Too bad I checked out the thread too late. :(
Is it impossible to join the group in the middle of the way?
I had failed to graduate Pharr-b group a few years ago.
My job was very pressing those days, but I got a different job and I think I could spare much more time for study.
by mingshey
Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help needed to understand proper Greek translation.
Replies: 8
Views: 3406

Re: Help needed to understand proper Greek translation.

CoxRox wrote: all sorts of men
I much appreciate anyone's help in this matter. :D
There's a dedicated word for "all sorts of" : παντοῖος .
So if "of all sorts of men" was meant there, it would rather say "παντοίων ἀνθρώπων".
by mingshey
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Printing errors in Pharr book still?
Replies: 8
Views: 6906

Re: Printing errors in Pharr book still?

jk0592 wrote: If this can be of any consolation to you, note that the Textkit pdf is missing pages 134 and 135, as well as pages 182 and 183.
And then you can use Google pdf. :mrgreen:
by mingshey
Wed May 27, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: What's everyone reading?
Replies: 60
Views: 18969

Re: What's everyone reading?

I'm hacking into Einstein's 1916 paper on "Foundations of General Theory of Relativity," partly because I wanted to live up to my profession, a physics teacher, but largely because I want to understand it while I live.
by mingshey
Wed May 27, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest

Oh, it's too late for me. Big Books I got are LSJ, Sanskrit dictionary, but not Oxford Latin Dictionary. But I could add the facsimile edition of Leningrad Codex on my list, although it's not a reference material. And there're small items like Smyth's grammar, Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar and Hebrew-Cha...
by mingshey
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Musically Instrumented Textkittens
Replies: 11
Views: 4278

Re: Musically Instrumented Textkittens

Oh, I had no serious musical training in my life. There were music classes in the school, but that was all. Now that I got interested in Modern Greek songs accompanied with Bouzoukia music, and with Homer in my hand, I long to get at least some guitar lesson. But alas, I can only scarcely carve out ...
by mingshey
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: about goddess
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Re: about goddess

Godlings are tricky. Whoever you chose you will get in much trouble.
I'd rather beg them to pick another poor man to make the choice.

[edit]
oops, this reply is meant for the post with subject "which of the 3 goddess very tempting"
by mingshey
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Prosody Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 5475

Re: Prosody Questions

I thought in the first foot "έῳ ἀ" was counted as one long syllable by synizesis.
(S)χρῡσέῳ ἀ | (S)νὰ σκή | (D)πτρῳ, καὶ ἐλ | (D)ίσσετο | (D)πάντας Ἀ | (S)χαιούς,

So when I encountered this line I didn't seek an explanation like rule 1173.
by mingshey
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad A160
Replies: 4
Views: 3159

Re: Iliad A160

Zeus must have obscured my eyes!
Thanks so much!

I kept failing to find the section about prosody and was wandering around pronunciations.
You must be Pallas Athena in disguise of Lex come to open my eyes. :D

[edit]
Methinks I am the dull kid. :roll:
by mingshey
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Iliad A160
Replies: 4
Views: 3159

Iliad A160

πρὸς Τρώων· τῶν οὔ τι μετατρέπ ῃ οὐδ' ἀλεγίζεις, The 4th meter ends in a long vowel, followed by the first syllable of the next meter that begins with a vowel. Is it squeezed into a short syllable for the meter's sake? Or is the half of its length absorbed by the next syllable? I couldn't find the e...
by mingshey
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Obama=Cicero?
Replies: 30
Views: 8123

Re: Obama=Cicero?

Lex wrote: My opinion is, all ἔργα and no παιδιά make Ἀλέξανδρος a dull παῖς. There, that's about the best I can do right now.
So the tricks that cure dull kids is called παιδιά-tricks.
by mingshey
Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: greek name
Replies: 6
Views: 3758

Re: greek name

I had been wondering what could be the origin of the word like "καφετζής".
It sounded very un-greek, er, well, far from the words originated from the ancient greek.
Now I see.

Will it be very rewarding to study a little bit of turkish to understand the etymology of modern greek?
by mingshey
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Comics in Latin or Greek?
Replies: 8
Views: 10896

Re: Comics in Latin or Greek?

Last spring there was a post about Latin "Asterix Legionarius" and after googling a while I found a document sharing site that had many Asterix pdf's in modern greek. Now I cannot find that site. I didn't know if it was in public domain or not, so I kept it to myself. Not sharing, I lost the link. :(
by mingshey
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Kühner
Replies: 0
Views: 1554

Kühner

Internet Archive has Kühner:
vol1.,part1.
vol1.,part2.
vol2.,part1.
vol2.,part2.

Even if this had already been posted somewhere in the board, I couldn't find it by searching the board with the keyword "Kühner".
by mingshey
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek inscriptions, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 2270

Re: Greek inscriptions, anyone?

Squeezed paper images of inscriptions:

http://www.csad.ox.ac.uk/CSAD/Images.html
by mingshey
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Help with predicate or apposition...
Replies: 24
Views: 7045

Re: Help with predicate or apposition...

The difference lies upon the verb: "ᾑρέθη, εἵλεσθε" are actually copulas. By them attribute is assigned (στρατηγός, στρατηγόν). On the other hand, in the passages cited by me the verbs can not be copulas; they rather are verbs of motion... My English is not so good... Can someone say in English: "T...
by mingshey
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Translation from Iliad
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

Re: Translation from Iliad

I'm afraid many potential classicists might stay unmotivated to start learning Greek, with such a fine translation in their hands. :P :P :P
by mingshey
Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Help with predicate or apposition...
Replies: 24
Views: 7045

Re: Help with predicate or apposition...

Ευτυχές το Νέον Έτος! Would this be the case? Smyth 910 : §910. Predicate Nouns .--Nouns (substantival or adjectival) are often used as complements to the predicate. Thus, a. A predicate substantive is a substantive forming part of the predicate and asserting something of its substantive: Περικλῆς ᾑ...