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    Quote Originally Posted by Moff Chumley View Post
    And this is why I failed Latin last year.
    Latin is a dead language... not written.. but it wasn't spoken for hundreds of years. The teacher at my school had an oral exam for Latin which was 90% of your grade. So it was really how did she think it should be pronounced.

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    Hah. I dropped Latin. That was more to do with the class and teacher being a rutting JOKE than anything else, but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWrath View Post
    Latin is a dead language... not written.. but it wasn't spoken for hundreds of years. The teacher at my school had an oral exam for Latin which was 90% of your grade. So it was really how did she think it should be pronounced.

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    Didn't the catholic church use spoken latin until fairly recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fostire View Post
    Didn't the catholic church use spoken latin until fairly recently?
    well, not any I've been to. I might be wrong though, I mean, who knows?

    but Frankly if someone has been...it doesn't matter. The teacher did the same based on her pronunciation so it wouldnt have mattered =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moff Chumley View Post
    And this is why I failed Latin last year.
    In concilio Scythiae, Latina relinquit te!

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWrath View Post
    Latin is a dead language... not written.. but it wasn't spoken for hundreds of years. The teacher at my school had an oral exam for Latin which was 90% of your grade. So it was really how did she think it should be pronounced.
    As the other fella mentioned, there is a contemporary church Latin pronunciation, and there is also an academically reconstructed classical pronunciation.

    Still, the discourse of Latin studies is literary. It's totally ridiculous to make any oral component, in my opinion, especially with that much weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessWrath View Post
    Latin is a dead language... not written.. but it wasn't spoken for hundreds of years. The teacher at my school had an oral exam for Latin which was 90% of your grade. So it was really how did she think it should be pronounced.

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    Why would you ever. My grasp of Latin grammar and structure was excellent when I took it (I was expressly forbidden from participating in class sight-reading a couple of times because I read too quickly to allow the other kids a chance ), but I could never translate aurally/orally. It processes differently. Seriously, 90% of your grade? That's not even remotely approaching fair unless oral translation was all you practiced, and, seriously, why would you? The only place Latin's spoken these days is in the Catholic church (and not even universally), and church Latin is pronounced differently, anyway.

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    As I said awhile ago on an RB thread, I failed several subjects.

    We had a few tests a week ago.

    I got 90-100% on them all.
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    Even Buzz Lightyear of Star Command? She was in that, too.
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    So my car window was replaced today for only $148.

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    It's still inconvenient to pay for some idiot's damage, but that's not a bank-breaker, huh?

    So I ordered this underwear whose colour is called "Persimmon Orange."
    It arrives today, and on the bill the company mispelt it "Permission Orange," and I thought that's a bit cheeky, isn't it? If they have something to say to me, they should say it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneenibble View Post
    It's still inconvenient to pay for some idiot's damage, but that's not a bank-breaker, huh?

    So I ordered this underwear whose colour is called "Persimmon Orange."
    It arrives today, and on the bill the company mispelt it "Permission Orange," and I thought that's a bit cheeky, isn't it? If they have something to say to me, they should say it.
    ...The internet is a wonderful thing, in that it allows me to look up the color of Persimmons to know exactly what color you are referring to, and allows my curiosity to then lead me to finding out that persimmons are a slightly tart but sweet fruit with several species, but that the most common ones look like orange tomatoes.

    Also, I often get them confused with pomegranate. Which I often misspell as pomegranite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneenibble View Post
    It's still inconvenient to pay for some idiot's damage, but that's not a bank-breaker, huh?
    Yeah, it's much better than I thought it would be. And, now I have money with which I can buy Christmas presents for several people. Hooray!
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    If they have something to say to me, they should say it.
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    Also a fun fact! The word for mother starts with an m in most languages!
    Another fun fact, to a non-native speaker of Russian, the word for "mother" and the word for "vulgarity" are nearly identical.

    Mother = mat (mot)
    Vulgarity = matj (same as above, but with a palatalized 't'. Since most of us speak a language that doesn't have a palatalization marker (in Russian, the "soft sign") it takes a lot of practice to be able to hear or pronounce the difference*.)

    *This leads to a tangent story from when I was learning Russian. The Russian term for the soft sign is "myagkiy znak". In typically linguistic evolution, the "g" in myagkiy is often swallowed making the word sound more like myakiy when spoken. The Russian word for "with" is simply "c", pronounced as an "s". So, when asking for spelling of words, specifically "is this word spelled with a soft sign?" the question, applying proper declension is "c myagkim znakom?" which sounds a LOT like "smack 'im, snack 'im?"

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    Yeah, okay. We here at the Subtle Reminders Underwear Corporation think you should stop sleeping around so much, it's bad for our image as a family underwear provider.

    ION, 50%-off crotch-less lingerie! Buy your woman something you'll REALLY enjoy!
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    Just checked the texts from my two main set texts, and it doesn't have a copy of that in it. Can you recommend a book with it in? Or a site? It sounds fascinating.
    I can't recommend a book, because the one I read it from was about 100 years old from my university's library, but I did find a site that has the text if you care to peruse it.
    This site has a million medieval studies resources: step into Old English, then the Old English Poetry, Alphabetical Index, and finally Genesis A, B (it's just plain text without commentary or glossary though). It looks like there's some interesting articles in the Old English section too.

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    ...The internet is a wonderful thing, in that it allows me to look up the color of Persimmons to know exactly what color you are referring to, and allows my curiosity to then lead me to finding out that persimmons are a slightly tart but sweet fruit with several species, but that the most common ones look like orange tomatoes.

    Also, I often get them confused with pomegranate. Which I often misspell as pomegranite.
    Pomegranates are delicious.
    Persimmons only slightly less so. And not only are they nutritious, their namesake colour makes for sexy undies skivvies.
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    Another fun fact, to a non-native speaker of Russian, the word for "mother" and the word for "vulgarity" are nearly identical.

    Mother = mat (mot)
    Vulgarity = matj (same as above, but with a palatalized 't'. Since most of us speak a language that doesn't have a palatalization marker (in Russian, the "soft sign") it takes a lot of practice to be able to hear or pronounce the difference*.)
    Hunh, that's interesting. I wonder if there's a reason the two are similar, or if it's just a bizarre coincidence.

    Continuing the lingual fun facts, here's one that's definitely not coincidental.

    A Latin word for beautiful: bellum
    A Latin word for ugly: foedus

    A Latin word for war: bellum
    A Latin word for treaty: foedus

    The Romans were pretty big fans of that "war" thing.
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    Hunh, that's interesting. I wonder if there's a reason the two are similar, or if it's just a bizarre coincidence.
    We just have a thing for insulting each other's moms.

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    STUPID TROLL!
    Why doesn't he just go away!
    ARGH.

    It's enough that I have to delete his posts. I hope he doesn't realise that if he starts posting in the other forums, I can't do anything there. GO AWAY TROLL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogmantra View Post
    STUPID TROLL!
    Why doesn't he just go away!
    ARGH.

    It's enough that I have to delete his posts. I hope he doesn't realise that if he starts posting in the other forums, I can't do anything there. GO AWAY TROLL.

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    Nah, I can't delete posts here (or CAN I?)

    Another forum which I frequent. He's so irritating and I thought I'd share my irritation! Damn Good Times, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotAndCold View Post
    Hunh, that's interesting. I wonder if there's a reason the two are similar, or if it's just a bizarre coincidence.

    Continuing the lingual fun facts, here's one that's definitely not coincidental.

    A Latin word for beautiful: bellum
    A Latin word for ugly: foedus

    A Latin word for war: bellum
    A Latin word for treaty: foedus

    The Romans were pretty big fans of that "war" thing.
    That's simplifying the matter a bit, innit? Bellum for war is a corruption of the older form duellum. The root for ugly (which is too simplistic a gloss for the word, btw) is foed* but the root for treaty is foeder* with a contraction in the nominative form. :P It is a coincidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogmantra View Post
    Nah, I can't delete posts here (or CAN I?)

    Another forum which I frequent. He's so irritating and I thought I'd share my irritation! Damn Good Times, no?
    Right I should have caught that. If you can deleat posts can't you ban him?



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    Dogmantra: If you have the option "Approve by a moderator before posting", turn that on for your nuisance. It'll save your sanity.

    Kneenibble: I don't know if I'm more titillated by the invoice or the etymology.

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    Well I'm just going to go on posting in 'dis thread till we reach 50.

    Kids these days....Not even waiting till page 50.

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    Well I'm just going to go on posting in 'dis thread till we reach 50.

    Kids these days....Not even waiting till page 50.

    Back in my day, there was always somebody who called dibs and we'd wait till page 50, sometimes even page 51!
    According to the rules you can go up to the 30th post of the 50th page (the 1500th post) before the thread has to be locked.
    So yeah, too early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dallas-Dakota View Post
    Well I'm just going to go on posting in 'dis thread till we reach 50.

    Kids these days....Not even waiting till page 50.

    Back in my day, there was always somebody who called dibs and we'd wait till page 50, sometimes even page 51!
    Wait, we don't call dibs anymore? Someone just goes?

    Well back in MY day... eh we did it pretty much the same...

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    Looks like my thread is about to die. But once I become a master of the Black Arts nothing, not even the mods, can stop me from raising it as an undead abomination BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA *cough* hahahaha *cough* *sputters* HA
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