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by annis
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: To introduce myself
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Re: To introduce myself

Welcome to Textkit.

For me, reading is always the best way to reinforce vocabulary. Bare, context-free lists are just a nightmare.
by annis
Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Epictetus Study Group
Replies: 24
Views: 11698

Re: Epictetus Study Group

Ok. The Moodle course exists. Two people have sent me their info and have accounts now. I also put the entire Discourses (from the Greek Wikisource, evidently the Perseus text) on the Wiki side of Scholiastae, where I at least will be putting vocab notes. I was surprised to discover that there are p...
by annis
Thu Jul 23, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Epictetus Study Group
Replies: 24
Views: 11698

Re: Epictetus Study Group

Since people seem willing to try the Moodle route. My email address is public — there's an email link off under my "Do Not Scream" sign. If you want a Moodle account, please email me your (1) Email address (2) what you want your Moodle login to be and (3) your real name (if you're willing). I've bee...
by annis
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Epictetus Study Group
Replies: 24
Views: 11698

Re: Epictetus Study Group

One summer swiftnicholas and I tried a translation blog for us to buff up our Latin. The format worked well, but we were both too busy to get really extensive use out of it. Someone could post the Greek text, and the people's replies could be translations and discussion of the many cruces that will ...
by annis
Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Passing of William Harris of Middlebury College
Replies: 8
Views: 6807

Re: Passing of William Harris

Well, this is nice to read : Bill truly enjoyed sharing with all of you, and he greatly appreciated the contact he had with so many of you from around the world, especially in his latter years. We invite you to continue using and enjoying his web site. Bill Harris' web site will be maintained on the...
by annis
Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Historical Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

Re: Historical Question

Jordan St. Francis wrote:Is this an error on the part of this text book?
It's more a fad.
by annis
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 49085

Re: Study Group

mingshey wrote:Yes, of course.
Don't you mean πῶς γὰρ οὔ? :)

Email or message me what login name you want, your real name and email address.
by annis
Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 49085

Re: Study Group

mingshey wrote: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?
by annis
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Help needed to understand proper Greek translation.
Replies: 8
Views: 3452

Re: Help needed to understand proper Greek translation.

I don't know any Greek Well, since this is the Greek and Latin learning forum, and since "all sorts of" is a dangerous translation of πᾶς in contemporary English (i.e., usually means "a lot of" not actually "all of" in casual speech), I'm going to make a radical suggestion — stop. Pause a year or s...
by annis
Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Re: Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds

I am assuming there is a need for lots of NPCs for a sparsely populated virtual classical world. The biggest difference between a virtual world and MMORPGs is that there are no NPCs (translation for non-gamers: Non-Player Characters, programmed critters in the environment) in most virtual worlds, o...
by annis
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Re: Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds

Lucus Eques wrote:Adrianus was working on just such a project of text-to-speech Latin.
He's working on several things related to this. I hope he weighs in.
by annis
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Ancient Greek wikipedia?
Replies: 0
Views: 1740

Re: Ancient Greek wikipedia?

Anthony Appleyard wrote:If you want an Ancient Greek wikipedia, will Wikia http://www.wikia.com/wiki/Wikia host it?
If you can cope with the ads, Wikia will host almost anything.
by annis
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek pedagogy - communicative v. grammar-translation
Replies: 11
Views: 7405

Re: Greek pedagogy - communicative v. grammar-translation

Likewise I think Greek is a speciality and artistic addition for most English-speakers that study and learn it, and therefore they should study and learn it accordingly: artistically and specially. It is not a "natural" process. It is specially going out of one's way to learn another language and t...
by annis
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Questions about classics
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: Questions about classics

About the last question, I found this : I’ve seen a figure of 1.4 million Sanskrit manuscripts currently in existence. For Classical Greek and Latin combined, there are 30,000 manuscripts. Erm. Is counting manuscripts the best way to do this? I myself own a Sanskrit manuscript — of the Vedas. The n...
by annis
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Sprechen Sie Attisch? (Do You Speak Greek?)
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

Re: Sprechen Sie Attisch? (Do You Speak Greek?)

Anyone familiar with this book? Sprechen Sie Attisch? I looked for a long time to find this book, eventually ordering it from a place that copied and bound it for me. A month later, Google Books finally had it. I find it an interesting cultural document, with such sentences as "The Jew sold me the ...
by annis
Sat May 30, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Quick Greek Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 3625

Re: Quick Greek Translation

falconskid007 wrote:Hey could someone please help me with this Greek Translation?
It's not Greek. it's gibberish. It looks like a substitution cipher using the Greek alphabet.
by annis
Fri May 29, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds
Replies: 6
Views: 3330

Classical Languages in Virtual Worlds

In the last few years there has been increasing chatter in the technical press about virtual worlds. By virtual world here I mean on-line, game-like environments of varying graphical realism which are more free-form than most games. If you've heard of any virtual world at all, it will be Second Life...
by annis
Fri May 15, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

Re: Dead Language Geek Photo Contest

My Sanskrit dictionary can totally beat up the Great Scott or the unabridged Latin dictionary. Maybe not both of them at the same time, though. :)
by annis
Tue May 12, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 49085

Re: Study Group

Ooohkay. We have a good number of people, and I'd like to close enrollment for this session now. I'll add people in the mailing lists who haven't yet contacted me for their Moodle account, but no more new people, I'm afraid.
by annis
Sun May 10, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spammer Alert
Replies: 6
Views: 2291

Re: Spammer Alert

Whence will he get new moderators? I have recommended about 10 people who have (1) been here a while, (2) are still seen regularly and (3) seem sensible, and a few others whom I see somewhat less often, or whom I have reason to believe might be strapped for time, but might still make good mods. Onc...
by annis
Sat May 09, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Spammer Alert
Replies: 6
Views: 2291

Re: Spammer Alert

I've just blotted out that account. Auberon, when one uses a popular piece of software, such as this forum software (phpBB), the predictability of how a site is laid out makes it easier to program more sophisticated abuses. I'm pestering Jeff to add a bunch of new board moderators. First, because mo...
by annis
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: lost texts
Replies: 15
Views: 5813

Re: lost texts

Any one of the ten lost books of Sappho's poems. Ok, maybe not the Epithalamia, but any of the others.
by annis
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 49085

Re: Study Group

As for the use of software: can anyone direct me to a site that will explain what software options I have for typing and reporting my English to Greek in Greek characters? (Someone may have answered this in the last couple of posts, but the discussion was already over my head.) There are four stick...
by annis
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 49085

Re: Study Group

If I don't get some kind of response on here, I'm gonna pull my hair out! Come on, folks! This is Greek we're talking about! We already have one bald Hellenist at Textkit, and I'm not giving up my special status! Since you are so eager, I will be contacting you in a day or two to help me do some te...
by annis
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:27 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 49085

Re: Study Group

I do apologize for the continuing delays. However, the delay has had one excellent side effect — it has given several other people time to join up (even if the list won't yet accept email). Any idea about a working schedule? Should one of us just throw something together that can be tweaked or adjus...
by annis
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Aristarcoj
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Re: Aristarcoj

I'm not sure where you got the idea I authored this font. Unfortunately, I lack such artistic talents. :)

According to the author's site it uses the WinGreek encoding scheme. I'm afraid I don't have many dealings with Windows.
by annis
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Has a new group been formed?
Replies: 11
Views: 9164

Re: Has a new group been formed?

George, I have been beset by technical hangups, which have delayed our start. I will make big announcements, with an angelic choir if I can find one, and a large brass section, once we have everything working correctly.
by annis
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Classical Hebrew - Pronunciation
Replies: 8
Views: 6404

Re: Classical Hebrew - Pronunciation

I don't see the benefit of pronouncing Hebrew in a non-Israeli manner. ;) But it's such fun listening to stories of biblical scholars trying to figure out how many shekels it takes to ride a chariot, erm, bus while in Israel for the first time. :) Luce, the consonants beth, gimel, daleth, kaph, pe ...
by annis
Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 49085

Re: Study Group

jaihare wrote:Would you believe that I'm still waiting for the textbook?!?! Hopefully it will arrive soon. How's the planning going?
Vexingly. And I will be far, far away from computers for part of this week, I'm afraid.
by annis
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb
Replies: 25
Views: 10562

Re: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb

I have been messing around with LaTeX, and it's not too bad. Just like learning a programming language. Which is what it is, really — a language for producing documents. I can't get unicode Greek to show up! I found an editor that allows me to type in unicode, but when I compile (is that the right ...
by annis
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 76
Views: 34012

Re: Study Group

Patience is a virtue more easily developed under the influence of Valium, as I'm learning on this forum. Yeah, we still don't have the email issue resolved. It's rather odd. I would also ask the impatient to please keep in mind that Textkit is a volunteer effort. Everyone involved has day jobs, too...
by annis
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb
Replies: 25
Views: 10562

Re: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb

I have to admit -- I feel like I know NOTHING about computers after just reading through these pages. I don't even know where to BEGIN!! WOW! As I said, the TeX family of programs was originally designed to let people typeset very technical math books. Any powerful program is going to be more compl...
by annis
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb
Replies: 25
Views: 10562

Re: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb

jaihare wrote:You're saying that the system will actually tell me NO about using Times New Roman?
No, no program will do that. XeTeX just offers more possibilities with less pain.
by annis
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb
Replies: 25
Views: 10562

Re: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb

However, I would warn that the ability to choose "many kinds of fonts" is a temptation for some people, and they shouldn't be allowed to change fonts sometimes because they would choose the wrong fonts. I trust all Textkittens have good typographic taste. Besides, I think Cicero would be improved i...
by annis
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb
Replies: 25
Views: 10562

Re: Parallel Texts - Create-a-Loeb

Yeah, but the commands are just so LONG! In reading an introduction, it said that it's "similar" to HTML, but in HTML the tags are purposefully short. Why not make it some short tag, like HTML? You do realize that \emph{} has two fewer characters to type than <em></em>? :) LaTeX is a programmable s...
by annis
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Study Group
Replies: 149
Views: 49085

Re: Study Group

I'm sorry, but I'm still trying to figure out why the new mailing lists aren't accepting email from people. I'll be pinging Jeff about it again tomorrow.
by annis
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Order of cases?
Replies: 36
Views: 29593

Re: Order of cases?

Auberon wrote:I don't trust people who use PC's instead of Macs, people who hate cats, people who watch the show Friends, and of course people who prefer any declension order other than N-G-D-Acc-Abl-Voc.
My own rule until now has been "never trust a man who hates lentils." I may have to amend it.
by annis
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Required Texts for Scholiastae
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Re: Required Texts for Scholiastae

In spite of your site being named "Aoidoi" you don't seem to be adverse to include narrative because you suggested "Xenophon's bloody Anabasis" yourself. Would you venture into Koine? If so, how about Epictetus? Well, the point of Scholiastae is to be more than Aoidoi. Koine authors of all sorts wo...
by annis
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Required Texts for Scholiastae
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Re: Required Texts for Scholiastae

No philosophers? There's a little Plato already there, and some more of the major dialogs should be uploaded. Unfortunately, the historians and the philosophers both tend to be wordy. I would eventually like some Aristotle. Anyway, from orators, I guess Demosthenes Philippics wouldn't be a bad choi...