Classical Languages - Study Group

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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby dEhiN » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:06 am

Hi all, how does this work? Do we all go through a resource together? Or is this more to help each other stay motivated?

I've been interested in classical languages I think since I was a child, or at least a teenager. I grew up in the Christian tradition and I can recall having an interest in Hittite and Akkadia/Babylonia (i.e., Mesopotamia). I've spent one semester at uni learning Koine Greek, and have dabbled a little in Old English, Latin, Sanskrit, Hittite and Sumerian. Though, by dabble, I really mean go through at most half a lesson in some resource.

I also have interest in old/ancient/dead not-so-greatly attested languages, like Pictish and Etruscan.
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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby księżycowy » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:22 am

As far as I've seen so far, the study groups are basically places to encourage each other, as questions, and share things. I think because people are at different levels. But personally, I'd love to see some groups go though a resource together.

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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby IronMike » Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:19 am

dEhiN wrote:I've been interested in classical languages I think since I was a child, or at least a teenager. I grew up in the Christian tradition and I can recall having an interest in Hittite and Akkadia/Babylonia (i.e., Mesopotamia). I've spent one semester at uni learning Koine Greek, and have dabbled a little in Old English, Latin, Sanskrit, Hittite and Sumerian. Though, by dabble, I really mean go through at most half a lesson in some resource.

Check out Glyphstudy.
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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby dEhiN » Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:36 am

IronMike wrote:Check out Glyphstudy.

Thanks!
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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby Mildred » Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:50 am

There doesn't seem to be a new topic option for this group. How do I post a new topic in Classical languages?
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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby Mildred » Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:27 am

I want to post this as a Sanskrit question, but cannot find a new topic button in Sanskrit, only here. Please advise! Thank you!

In the sentence in my textbook

सत्त्वमना उभ॓ का॓॑शलं च सुखं च लभत॓
He whose mind is pure obtains both prosperity and happiness

The bahuvrihi compound ends with a form of भनस, which by vigraha  should be भनः (nominative singular neuter). By the rules of sandhi, a short a+h (visarga) followed by a vowel should result in mana with a short a, not manA, ending with a long a. Is this an error in the textbook, or am I not understanding something?
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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby Ezra » Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:33 am

Technically, it is not a group, it is already a topic in "Study Groups" board, so it is technically impossible to post a new topic in a topic... You might want to check other boards depending on what you would like to post.
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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:21 pm

MorkTheFiddle wrote:@Guyome and indeclinable

Thanks to both of you for your helpful comments.
Let me explain further my situation. Although no ancient Greek writer is "easy," Thucydides presents more problems to me than any other prose writer. I think I am not alone in this. The commentaries that I am aware of are for the most part from the 19th century, and I wanted something of more recent date. I am not saying, by the way, that "19th century" = "dated." What I wanted was a fresh point of view, if there is one.

Pardon my replying to my own post, but I found a partial answer to my search for a "modern" look at Thucydides, at least for Book I.

Thucydides Book I: A Students' Grammatical Commentary Cameron's commentary fits in with one of the suggestions made by a Textkit member to use grammars specific for an author. I will post a copy of the member's whole list, which I find helpful, tomorrow, but the reference to the post at Textkit is Method for Studying Greek.
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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Sun Feb 20, 2022 10:21 pm

A list of Youtube subscriptions I find useful.
    Gonzalo Jerez Sánchez: readings in Ancient Greek
    Latein Rezitation
    The Prince Sterling: readings in Latin
    Podium Arts: readings in Ancient Greek
I'll put a url reference to these in my log, but only one at a time.
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Re: Classical Languages - Study Group

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:53 pm

Useful is a little pdf put out by LSU of the vocabulary frequently used in the body of texts at Perseus. Quite similar to Dickenson College Greek Core List, but has an added feature of a handy listing together of frequent compounds of verbs.
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