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Silly Greek Witticisms - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
May 18th, 2003
03:15 pm


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Silly Greek Witticisms
In today's Greek lesson we have read two cute paragraphs, and for some reason I shall share them with you.
(since most of you do not have polytonic Greek fonts installed, I include the text as a small image)

And here are my translations into Hebrew:

לביאה שננזפה מפי שועל על שהולידה רק ולד אחד, השיבה לו: "אחד, אבל אריה."

למורה אחד בבית-הספר היו תשעה צלמים של המוּזות, צלם אחד של אפולון, ושני תלמידים. כששאל אותו מישהו כמה תלמידים יש לו, השיב: "עם האלים, שנים-עשר."

I know, I know. I blame the heat. I return you now to your regularly scheduled LJ.

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(5 comments | Leave a comment)

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Date:May 18th, 2003 08:16 am (UTC)

Where can you get the fonts? NC

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Date:May 18th, 2003 02:24 pm (UTC)

Where is it from?

I blame the heat.

Heat? It's four degrees here, and I am looking for my hot water bottle. Go on, make me jealous

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Date:May 18th, 2003 03:00 pm (UTC)
It's unattributed in the textbook, which means it is not brought verbatim from its source, but is reworked to fit the grammar and vocabulary available to us so far. I wish the author would have attributed those bits as well, of course, denoting the fact that it's reworked text in some other manner...

Heat, yes; Israel has no spring, just a loooong summer that seems to get more blistering every year. My friend ygurvitz is fond of advocating the creation of "a controlled nuclear winter" here, and he's only half joking...

Now look what you've done! You've made me envy you instead!
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Date:May 18th, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC)
I dislike when almost-quotes and reworked stuff goes uncredited. I kind of know the first quote, but I have no idea where from - and it will annoy me for the rest of the day (luckily I'm going to bed soon).

"Controlled nuclear winter" hmm, well, how about a huge plastic dome with air condition? Or perhaps fall in love with heat again after a year in place where there average temperature is 10° all year through. (You can crash on my sofa...)

just a loooong summer that seems to get more blistering every year

Grandpa! :p
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Date:May 19th, 2003 11:04 pm (UTC)

FYI, this word was borrowed into Egyptian. Hieroglyphic rby (group writing r=ba=ya), Demotic lby, Coptic ΛΑΒΟΙ.

Um... OK, we no return you to your scheduled entry.
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