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My little introduction

Post by Hampie » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:34 am

I guess it is common practise to make one of theese, so I will do one too.

I am 17 years old, and most of my interesst lies in history and languages (dead ones to my friends' and family's astonishment). In the future I hope to study such languages as Ancient egyptian, Akkadian, Old Norse and Tibetan (the list could be made longer) and even more hopfullier work with it (I am aiming to be a don or a scholar). But I will start with Latin, since it is also on my list and probably the one easiest to find good study resourses in and help with!

I am living in the little cucumber shaped kingdom of Sweden, and currently attending the Swedish counterpart for what my dictionary grammar school or high scool. Intressting note: it is called gymnasium in Swedish! I will take a course in Latin for next term. "Latin A" it is called and it is suposed to be 100 hours techer lead lessons; I wonder how far I will reach. I hope I will find it amusing!

Currently the Latin I know is limited to a few phrases I caught in a book I read in the library. Puer per domum ambulat. Puella patrem salutat. Servus et serva laborant. And for a poster I worked for hours with a mini-grammar in the back of a popular science book about Latin and an online dictinary to form "Studete linguae latinae". It was supposed to be "Study latin".

Altough my biggest intresst is in the historical languages I also study modern ones, which are at the time being Japanese and German (but I am at beginner level in both). I did not count English since I think I am at advanced level in it.

Hmm, I guess my presentation is not so little, anyhow I am going to grab a snack now.

Auf wiedersehen!

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Post by thesaurus » Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:14 pm

Welcome, Hampie!

I'm interested in learning Old Norse as well, but I'd rather learn Swedish! I intend to live there some day. I've heard that it's hard for English speakers to practice their Swedish because all the Swedes want to practice their excellent English.

I've been known to enjoy plattar from time to time (those are little tasty pancakes right?).

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Post by swiftnicholas » Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:28 pm

Welcome! I hope to see Greek on your list as well someday. :)

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Post by mariek » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:22 am

Welcome to Textkit!

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Post by GlottalGreekGeek » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:35 am

Χαί?ε τε et Salve!
(Hello, and also Hello!)

We are both in the same age range, myself being a newly-minted 18-year old.

I ditto the suggestion for Greek, but heck, it's your life, do what you want. When I am comfortable in Ancient Greek, I'm considering studying Hebrew, Old English/Old Norse (they're so similar, if I bother to learn one I will probably bother to learn the other), and maybe Latin, but I have way to many things to do in my life to learn a zillion languages. I'm going to stick to knowing a few good ones well. I also am more interested in ancient languages than modern languages - why read the banal thoughts of people alive now when you can read cool stuff written by people older than your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother.

Anywho, welcome to the Textkit family!

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Post by cdm2003 » Sun Nov 19, 2006 5:55 pm

Hi Hampie...

Welcome! You've come to the right place! I've wanted to pick up Middle-Kingdom Egyptian as well...I've also done a little work in grad school with Neo-Babylonian Akkadian...fun languages indeed.

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Re: My little introduction

Post by annis » Tue Nov 21, 2006 2:23 am

Hampie wrote:In the future I hope to study such languages as Ancient egyptian, Akkadian, Old Norse and Tibetan (the list could be made longer)
You'll fit right in. Don't forget Coptic!
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Post by Fabiola » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:57 am

GlottalGreekGeek wrote:why read the banal thoughts of people alive now when you can read cool stuff written by people older than your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother.
Right on! :)

Welcome, Hampie! I know you'll love it here- everyone is very helpful!
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