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by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 27th, 2011, 7:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Context to people
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: Context to people

Thank you Mr Conrad, I share your concerns and share your thoughts on the overall protocol of a professional forum such as this ...
by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 27th, 2011, 9:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Context to people
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: Context to people

If it gets out of hand you will have to "make me eat wood" (Greek joke). Today, I spent my day looking at the chronological list of Greek writers right through to the closure of the School of Athens in 6th century A.D. (so I can work out who I have to start reading) and I feel confident that I shoul...
by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 27th, 2011, 9:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Context to people
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: Context to people

These rules are a mixed blessing. We manage to have very good discussions about Greek and about the texts, among a group of people with very different beliefs. If we allowed religious debate, or had a lot of personal sharing about the meaning of these texts, I think it would be very hard to focus o...
by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 26th, 2011, 10:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Context to people
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Context to people

I notice that this forum lends itself to be slightly on the 'dry" side ... I find that quite amusing because to properly learn Greek you must get into the mind set and culture of the Greek heart and soul; they are never "dry" people and that is reflected in the rich language they have left behind. S...
by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 26th, 2011, 10:45 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Putting Good Greek into Bad English
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Re: Putting Good Greek into Bad English

I love it :)

Well, if you continue to teach me these things I will learn to be an academic in next to no time and as my pay back I will pass to you the good nature and culture of the Greek people that can not be taught :)
by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 26th, 2011, 8:00 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Putting Good Greek into Bad English
Replies: 5
Views: 1981

Re: Putting Good Greek into Bad English

The heading of this post brought to mind something Greeks say that makes total sense in Greek but is quite humerous if you translate it literally into English. In Greek, we say in an affectionate manner to someone who is naughty: tha fas xilo. In English, this [dryly] translates to: You will eat woo...
by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 26th, 2011, 7:53 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words
Replies: 9
Views: 1780

Re: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words

The beauty of Greek is that whilest it might be learnt in a scholastic and academic sense ... it was a language designed to be sung .. it is poetry and without an understanding of how the word is understood when it is used as music then no scholar will ever truly grasp the context of the Greek ... a...
by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 23rd, 2011, 6:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A Greek Inscription in Galilee
Replies: 5
Views: 2133

Re: A Greek Inscription in Galilee

I wanted to write more yesterday but because I am a newbie when I accidently hit the submit button I also then realised I can not edit and add more to my posts!! :lol: I am certain that I wanted to point out that: ΠΡΟΦΟΤΟΥΡΟΣ [in my opinion] is a combination of two words not one word, as that forum ...
by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 23rd, 2011, 6:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vasiliki Didaskalou
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: Vasiliki - Hi everyone

My full name is Vasiliki Didaskalou :) Uh oh, now the "powers that be" will know my hobbies in their big CIA database in USA .... Ok, how would you say all that in Greek? Αμαν! (Gee is an english explanation but a Greek wont say that :) ... Δος του ... Give him. As you can see, I am not a student of...
by Vasiliki Didaskalou
June 23rd, 2011, 10:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: A Greek Inscription in Galilee
Replies: 5
Views: 2133

Re: A Greek Inscription in Galilee

Nice link :) I want to bring in the Greek to this thread: ΜΝΗΣΘΗ ΕΙΣ ΑΓΑΘΟΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΣ ΕΥΛΟΓΙΑΝ ΠΡΟΦΟΤΟΥΡΟΣ Ο ΜΙΖΟΤΕΡΟΣ ΕΠΟΙΗΣΕΝ ΤΗΝ ΣΤΟΑΝ ΤΑΥΤΗΝ ΤΟΥ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΤΟΠΟΥ ΕΥΛΟΓΙΑ ΑΥΤΩ That is a good reading of the text, with one correction needed. The phrase in the middle is ΤΗΝ ΤΑΥΤΗΝ ‘this pillared meeting-ro...

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