The Wonders of Homework - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
The Wonders of Homework|
I have just translated ten simple sentences from Hebrew into Classical Attic Greek. O blissful ecstasy!
Current Mood: ecstatic
Current Music: birds chirping
Way to go! Now here's something you can proudly put in your CV one day... ;-)
|Date:||October 19th, 2002 03:54 am (UTC)|| |
( < nostos home + algos pain)
It's been years since I dabbled in Greek, but I loved it when I did. Have fun!
|Date:||October 25th, 2002 07:24 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Lepus Cunicuwus te
I know, I know, my journal is pitifully underfed... It's just that Internet cafes aren't very inspiring landscapes, and I have no net connection at home (which is infinitely for the better).
Antics and anecdotes? Well, the truth is my life isn't too eventful these days. I'm still in Barcelona, having decided at the end of my Australian trip that the time for wandering was over (for now...), studying the saxophone and music in general. I find (not surprisingly) that the better I understand music the more I love it. It's thrilling to be able to see ever deeper into the guts of the beast, to gradually comprehend how seemingly abstract beauty is concretely put together. But even beyond from the satisfaction of hearing a chord sequence and finding yourself thinking, "Aha! A plagal cadence", on a deeper level I think I'm growing more sensitive to the multifarious joys music conceals. It's an exciting, though solitary, journey of discovery.
Apart from that, life wobbles in a mild but regular sine curve of mood. There's always a small voice somewhere tempting me to chuck it all and go live in a hut on some tropical beach in Queensland.
Greek: yes, we used the Meridor book. I'm afraid I remember very little Greek by now, a few bits and bobs and verbless sentences (ho anthropos zoon politikon and so forth...) In fact I don't think I could conjugate a simple verb. :( But I'll do my best to come up with a quotation or two.
Ándra moi énnepe, Moûsa, polýtropon...
|Date:||October 19th, 2002 04:27 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: nominus meus Inigo Montoya est..
onoma moi Inigo Montoya. olesas patera moi. skeuazou thneskein.
Or, uh, something like that. I wouldn't say I'm good at Greek composition. Argh, I need to review everything.
|Date:||October 23rd, 2002 05:39 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: You rule!
|Date:||October 22nd, 2002 10:27 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, are we filing requests already? :->
Here's mine: "birds chirping"
Oh, and is Greek xliterated into Latin letters,pronounced like -- what? I know a coupla Greek letters have to be represented by consonant clusters (e.g. psy, phi), but what about the vowel csounds? are there diphthongs?
Come to think of it, I can't recall having noted what the Greek (modern _or_ classic) language sounds like overall. I picked up a bunch of fragmentary glosses back when I was a medical sec'y, but rather haphazardly: i.e. whatever looked familiar was probably Latin-based; everything else probably came from Greek. How's that for a smattering? (and there's sooooo much Latin in my native English, and so very much out of proportion to Greek...)
I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying this! Do you and your classmates converse yet, or just declaim?