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David Beckham
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Post by David Beckham » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:24 pm

For a "learners" forum, textkit looks quite erudite. I have a degree in classics and philosophy, but still know the languages less well than I should and certainly less well than some of you seem to do. I look forward to sharpening my knowledge :-)

Perhaps my biggest problem with Ancient Greek is pronouncing it. Will post in more detail on the Greek board.

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Post by bedwere » Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:49 pm

Welcome to Textkit, David!

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Post by ἑκηβόλος » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:25 pm

David Beckham wrote:Perhaps my biggest problem with Ancient Greek is pronouncing it.
Pronunciation is a lot like a thespian's attire - you can wear chainmail with your sneakers, but not sneakers with your chainmail.
Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird!
No hungry generations tread thee down;
The voice I hear this passing night was heard
In ancient days by emperor and clown:
(Keats, Ode to a nightingale, 1819).

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