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Beli Tsar
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Posts: 185
Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Languages: English (N), Ancient Greek (intermediate reading), Farsi (Beginner), Biblical Hebrew (Beginner), Latin (New)
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Re: Beosweyne's log

Postby Beli Tsar » Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:23 pm

MorkTheFiddle wrote:Geoffrey Steadman has edited books 1, 3, and 4 of the Anabasis, which you can download here. His free editions are helpful in the same way that Hadavas' version of Lucian is helpful. By the by, Steadman notes, "If you are new to the Anabasis, I recommend that you read Books 1 and 4 before you consider Book 3."

I can vouch for the helpfulness of Steadman's book 1. I've recently resolved to stop reading any other Attic until I've gone through 10 or so readers by Steadman, Hadavas, and similar.
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: 12 / 20 Ancient Greek - Read 1,000,000 words
: 18 / 35 Hebrew - Van Pelt
: 7 / 33 Latin - LLSPI

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Beosweyne
White Belt
Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 am
Languages: En (L1), Fr (A2), Af (false beg.), Zu (beg.)
Ancient/classical:
La (A2), Gr (A2), Eg (beg.), Ar (beg.)
Language Log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 15&t=16342
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Re: Beosweyne's log

Postby Beosweyne » Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:04 am

Beli Tsar wrote:
MorkTheFiddle wrote:Geoffrey Steadman has edited books 1, 3, and 4 of the Anabasis, which you can download here. His free editions are helpful in the same way that Hadavas' version of Lucian is helpful. By the by, Steadman notes, "If you are new to the Anabasis, I recommend that you read Books 1 and 4 before you consider Book 3."

I can vouch for the helpfulness of Steadman's book 1. I've recently resolved to stop reading any other Attic until I've gone through 10 or so readers by Steadman, Hadavas, and similar.

Thanks very much indeed MorkTheFiddle & Beli Tsar, and χάριν ἔχω ὑμῖν too, for the pointer to Steadman's editions. I have a copy of Goodwin's Greek Grammar to consult in case of difficulty while reading, but now the need to do so should rarely arise!
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"Ghosks is jes' figamentations of the imagigamanation." — Popeye

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Beosweyne
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Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 am
Languages: En (L1), Fr (A2), Af (false beg.), Zu (beg.)
Ancient/classical:
La (A2), Gr (A2), Eg (beg.), Ar (beg.)
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Re: Beosweyne's log

Postby Beosweyne » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:17 am

Week 5, 2021

Afrikaans
  • TY Afrikaans, 44% (+3)
  • Graad 10 Lewenswetenskappe, 47% (+4)
  • Hoe verklaar jy dit, 3/Jan/2021 episode.
Ancient Greek
  • Greek Beyond GCSE, 49% (+1)
  • True Stories (complete)
Classical Arabic
  • Routledge Intro. to Qur'anic Arabic, 24% (+1)
French
  • Que sais-je? La religion romaine, 40% (+9)
  • Tintin - les sept boules de cristal, ep. 1 (of 4). This episode has some amusing renditions of foreigners' French pronunciation: an Indian hypnotist, an Italian opera singer and a South American general. But for me they cannot outdo the caricature of an English major I heard in an earlier story (listen here from 3:05-6:25).
Latin
  • Roma Aeterna & exercitia, 73% (+1). I finished reading chapter 51 in which Livy describes events in the latter half of the 2nd century BC, when the military leadership of Scipio Aemilianus Africanus often won the day for the Romans: Carthage and Corinth were razed to the ground and a Spanish rebellion was put down. There was also domestic strife in the wake of populist reforms proposed by the Gracchi brothers. Almost as a conterbalance to Livy condemning the Gracchi, we find a more sympathetic account by Sallust at the end.
  • Selections from 'De Bello Gallico', 26% (-)
  • Composition, wrote 360 words.
Middle Egyptian
  • Middle Egyptian Grammar, 53% (+1)
Zulu
  • Say It In Zulu, 10% (+1)
  • Listen-read Mathewu 2. I had a 45-minute session in which I followed the LR plan from last week: thrice L2R2 + twice L2R1.
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"Ghosks is jes' figamentations of the imagigamanation." — Popeye

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Beosweyne
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Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 am
Languages: En (L1), Fr (A2), Af (false beg.), Zu (beg.)
Ancient/classical:
La (A2), Gr (A2), Eg (beg.), Ar (beg.)
Language Log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 15&t=16342
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Re: Beosweyne's log

Postby Beosweyne » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:09 am

Week 6, 2021

Afrikaans
  • TY Afrikaans, 47% (+3)
  • Graad 10 Lewenswetenskappe, 48% (+1)
  • Hoe verklaar jy dit, 7/Feb/2021 episode.
Ancient Greek
  • Greek Beyond GCSE, 50% (+1)
Classical Arabic
  • Routledge Intro. to Qur'anic Arabic, 24% (+0.5)
French
  • Que sais-je? La religion romaine, 45% (+5)
  • Tintin - les sept boules de cristal, ep. 2.
Latin
  • Roma Aeterna & exercitia, 74% (+1)
  • Selections from 'De Bello Gallico', 30% (+4)
  • Composition, wrote 210 words.
Middle Egyptian
  • Middle Egyptian Grammar, 55% (+2)
Zulu
  • Say It In Zulu, 10% (-). Next is lesson 7.1 with the ominous title 'All The Clicks'. The course considerately brings you all the way to this point without making you say anything with clicked consonants, apart from 'cha' which means 'no' (the letter C is the dental click or 'suction sound as when extracting a pip from between the front teeth with the tongue tip.') I also found an article at John Wells's phonetic blog about making clicks where examples from this very textbook are cited.
  • Listen-read Mathewu 3.
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Beosweyne
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Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 am
Languages: En (L1), Fr (A2), Af (false beg.), Zu (beg.)
Ancient/classical:
La (A2), Gr (A2), Eg (beg.), Ar (beg.)
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Re: Beosweyne's log

Postby Beosweyne » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:11 am

Week 7, 2021

Afrikaans
  • TY Afrikaans, 47% (-)
  • Graad 10 Lewenswetenskappe, 49% (+1)
  • Hoe verklaar jy dit, 14/Feb/2021 episode.
Ancient Greek
  • Greek Beyond GCSE, 51% (+1)
Classical Arabic
  • Routledge Intro. to Qur'anic Arabic, 24% (-)
French
  • Que sais-je? La religion romaine, 48% (+3)
  • Tintin - les sept boules de cristal, ep. 3.
Latin
  • Roma Aeterna & exercitia, 74% (-)
  • Selections from 'De Bello Gallico', 30% (-)
  • Composition, wrote 205 words.
Middle Egyptian
  • Middle Egyptian Grammar, 56% (+1)
Zulu
  • Say It In Zulu, 10% (-)
  • Listen-read Mathewu 4.
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"Ghosks is jes' figamentations of the imagigamanation." — Popeye

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Beosweyne
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Posts: 38
Joined: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 am
Languages: En (L1), Fr (A2), Af (false beg.), Zu (beg.)
Ancient/classical:
La (A2), Gr (A2), Eg (beg.), Ar (beg.)
Language Log: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 15&t=16342
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Re: Beosweyne's log

Postby Beosweyne » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:44 am

Week 8, 2021

Afrikaans
  • TY Afrikaans, 47% (-)
  • Graad 10 Lewenswetenskappe, 50% (+1)
  • Hoe verklaar jy dit, 21/Feb/2021 episode.
Ancient Greek
  • Greek Beyond GCSE, 51% (+0.5)
Classical Arabic
  • Routledge Intro. to Qur'anic Arabic, 24% (-)
French
  • Que sais-je? La religion romaine, 50% (+2)
  • Tintin - les sept boules de cristal, ep. 4 (complete)
Latin
  • Roma Aeterna & exercitia, 74% (-)
  • Selections from 'De Bello Gallico', 30% (-)
  • Composition, wrote 190 words.
Middle Egyptian
  • Middle Egyptian Grammar, 56% (-)
Zulu
  • Say It In Zulu, 10% (-)
  • Listen-read Mathewu 5.
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"Ghosks is jes' figamentations of the imagigamanation." — Popeye


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