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not too difficult!

Post by Emma_85 » Thu Sep 11, 2003 8:38 pm

Ok, first week of translating Homer (the Odyssey) is over... It wasn't quite as difficult as I had imaged it would be :). Although he uses words I've never heard of before that's not really a big problem, as they're in the dictionary.<br />Of course we haven't translated much, yet. We're right at the beginning actually, a6 or something. <br />Is the rest much harder?
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Re:not too difficult!

Post by vinobrien » Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:04 am

Yes.
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Post by Emma_85 » Fri Sep 12, 2003 12:46 pm

:-\ thought so.<br /><br />Anyway, it's fun...
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Re:not too difficult!

Post by Bert » Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:58 pm

[quote author=vinobrien link=board=2;threadid=623;start=0#5880 date=1063364645]<br />Yes.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />A man of few words.

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Post by benissimus » Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:07 pm

Or just blunt ;)
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Post by Keesa » Sun Sep 14, 2003 1:26 pm

Concise.
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Post by annis » Sun Sep 14, 2003 4:21 pm

Tsk, tsk, tsk. The word you all are looking for is "laconic." As in "from Laconica" where the Spartans are. People of few words, apparently.<br /><br />Also, I disagree with vinobrien's assessment of Homer. There are occasional rough patches, but for the most part Homer is even in difficulty and not usually too mindblowing. Now, after you look up a word for what will seem the millionth time, it might seem more odious, but that's just labor, not difficulty.<br />
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Re:not too difficult!

Post by Keesa » Sun Sep 14, 2003 8:34 pm

[quote author=William Annis link=board=2;threadid=623;start=0#6003 date=1063556464]<br />Tsk, tsk, tsk. The word you all are looking for is "laconic." As in "from Laconica" where the Spartans are. People of few words, apparently.<br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />Is our "laconic" really descended from "from Laconica"? ;D Apparently the Spartans and the Athenians were almost polar opposites! <br /><br />I"m glad to hear that you think that Homer is relatively even in difficulty, and that you, Emma, think that he's relatively easy. I intend to work my way up to him, until I can actually read the Odessy in it's own language, but that can be a daunting prospect at times. I"m glad to know it's not completely mind-boggling! ;)<br /><br />Keesa
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Re:not too difficult!

Post by Bert » Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:05 am

[quote author=William Annis link=board=2;threadid=623;start=0#6003 date=1063556464]<br />Tsk, tsk, tsk. The word you all are looking for is "laconic." As in "from Laconica" where the Spartans are. People of few words, apparently.<br /> <br /> This word is also used in Holland (with a slightly different meaning). Strange that I have to move to an English speaking country and learn the history of this word on a Latin/Greek forum.[/quote]

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Re:not too difficult!

Post by bingley » Mon Sep 15, 2003 2:38 am

Well, don't leave us all hanging. What does it mean in Holland?

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