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Michael5iLVEr
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Introducing myself

Post by Michael5iLVEr » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:06 pm

Χαίρετε, ἅπαντες! My name is Michael, I'm a 16 year old student from Greece. Since Gymnasium, I started learning ancient Greek. I didn't cope with it very well. Three years later, I started searching more and more about the ancient language and I saw many connections with modern Greek, my mother language. Since then, my view on this subject has changed. I'm also keen on Linguistics now.

Now in Lyceum, I chose the Anthropistic studies which adds more hours of studying Greek (ancient) and we finish the whole Grammar of Attic. From the next year, I will be learning Latin, too! I have introduced myself to the Latin grammar but, as I'm accustomed to Greek, I find hard to learn the five declensional systems and the verb inflections.

I'm intrested in learning more about the ancient world. But I'm more intrested in using the languages. I'd love to reach my comprension level at maximum and my goal is to read Homeric Greek from the original without the help of commemtaries. After accomplishing that, I have in my mind Proto-Greek and Proto-Indo-European. About Latin, I haven't made any plan yet. Though, I feel really excited when I listen to chorus songs in Latin and I'm decided to master this language.
εἴθε ἅπαντα βαίνοιεν καλῶς!

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by bedwere » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:34 am

Welcome to Textkit, Michael!

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Michael5iLVEr
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Re: Introducing myself

Post by Michael5iLVEr » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:45 am

bedwere wrote:Welcome to Textkit, Michael!
Εὐχαριστῶ σοι τῷ καλῶς ὁρίζοντί με! :D

If I make any mistakes, please tell me. :wink:
εἴθε ἅπαντα βαίνοιεν καλῶς!

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by Aetos » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:12 am

Καλωσόρισες, Μιχάλη!
Καλή επιτυχία!

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Re: Introducing myself

Post by Paul Derouda » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:58 pm

Welcome!

Being able to read Homeric Greek without the help of commentaries is a great goal - but you don't necessarily want to. So many intelligent people have spent hundreds of years reading the epics that it's worth knowing what they have to say!
Βῆ Βῆ / Vi vi!
Isn't joking about this considered heresy in Greece? :lol: On my first visit to Athens in 2008, I asked a middle-aged gentleman where I could find the temple of Hephaistus (pronouncing the god's name in what I thought was the usual English way). What I got in answer was a lecture on how the correct pronunciation was Ífestos (Eeeeeefestos) and how Erasmus was wrong all along. :)

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