Starting an Ancient Language club...

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Starting an Ancient Language club...

Post by Ridan » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:04 pm

Well, I'm starting an Ancient Languages and Cultures club at my college. So far, it seems like it'll be really great.
The problem I have is that I cannot find a good name for it.
I have:

Past Times and Lost Rhymes
The Tongues of Old
Dead Letters.

The first is too long, and the others may make prospective members turn away... Does anybody have any suggestions?

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Post by amans » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:36 pm

How about The Latin Lovers' Lounge or The Greek Geeks' Guild? :lol: Perhaps those names are too long, as well. Maybe you should opt for a Greek or Latin name - that is what the club is about, after all...

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Post by Timotheus » Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:07 am

how about just call it what it is:

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Post by Ridan » Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:13 am

Well, I don't want it to be just classical languages, but others, more ancient and more modern, as well. I'm thinking it should probably range from Sumerian to Old English/Norse. (Although those last two may be considered 'old' rather than 'ancient')

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Post by annis » Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:19 am

Literary Tongues.

I tend to call Greek, Latin, etc. literary rather than "dead" languages, because their use keeps going even when the native speakers start to speak something else. Even much (if not most) of documented Sumarian was written by non-native speakers using it as we use Latin and Greek. Now, this leaves out OE and ON, but we still study these to read the literature.
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Re: Starting an Ancient Language club...

Post by Democritus » Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:00 am

Good luck with your new club. :)

How about "Timeless Words" ?

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Post by screamadelica » Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:29 am

How about Linguapalooza?

Didn't think so :lol: It's all I could come up with that isn't overly stuffy, sorry. That and Glottarama, but that's even worse.
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Post by Bert » Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:32 am

If might be a little long but I do like "Past Times and Lost Rhymes."
(Especially if you focus would be the poetic part of the languages.)
You can take one syllable of and make it "Past Times - Lost Rhymes."

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Post by GlottalGreekGeek » Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:45 am

I think "Lost Rhymes" would be a good enough name in itself.

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Post by Geoff » Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:35 pm

αλς τῆς ἀρχαῖου γλώσσης τό συμπόσιον

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