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By Zeus.

Nê ton Dia! I sit at JavaU with Rose, and conclude that conjugating ancient verbs in a coffee-shop for five hours straight is a definite recipe for crossed-eyes and incipient madness.

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patagucci_thong
Oct. 8th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
Ancient verbs, eh? What language??
ccord
Oct. 8th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC)
Ancient Greek, Attican dialect -- a language that combines the pleasures of five points of verb conjugation with note inflections, a unique alphabet, subject-specific noun & pronoun conjugation, and time tenses that I've never heard of existing in any other language (Aorist-tense anyone? And no specific past-tense? Bloody wonderful that!)

Apparently, one of the closest living analogues is the Tamil dialect is S.Asia. Or Sanskrit.

Boúlemai tò aspirin! ^_^


patagucci_thong
Oct. 19th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
Freaky...lol

Can't say I've heard yours, but I'm a regular visitor to the Voice of America site, and have heard Tamil. It sounds brutal! Jeez, after what you're doing you should give Pashto a go...you might find it easy! ;)
ccord
Oct. 22nd, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
Pashto, eh? Well, I have heard that certain Pushtun tribes have affinities for young men that would pass for Greek. ^_^

Is that the language that they have you learning now?
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