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I'm an italian student who's been studying Latin and Greek for 4 years, although my interests mostly point to the Scandinavian and Ugro-Finnic world, i've always been interested also in the Classic world, as Greek is one of the languages (dead or not) that i love most.

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At 11:55am on December 19, 2009, Diana Olexová said…
Oh, no, thank you, but I am out of latin for a year. And what another languages do you learn?
At 11:57am on December 19, 2009, ToivoΚαιSpes said…
Well, in school, i've been studying Ancient Greek along with Latin :) out of school, I study Finnish on my own :D and sometimes I read something about the german/slave languages (swedish, norse, icelandic, russian etc..) well, i don't know those languages, i'm just interested in their grammars :) and you?
At 12:17pm on December 19, 2009, Diana Olexová said…
I studied Latin for half and year, now I study Greek for half and year,too, but in Greek I will continue, it´s voluntary.I like linear B, hieroglyphs and etruscan lettters too, but I am not very keen on it. From modern-English, French, my German is passive and very very little Italian:D Did you try learn also Hungarian language?
At 12:20pm on December 19, 2009, ToivoΚαιSpes said…
Actually, i have :) i suppose you know about ugro-finn languages :D by the way, it was too tough for me, you know, even more than finnish :D so i stopped when i saw that i wasn't able to learn it at all XD I live in Bologna, an interesting area on Etruscan side :)) can you read their alphabet?
At 7:53am on December 20, 2009, Diana Olexová said…
You are happy person:) In our country there is only few Roman stations:( Reading their alphabet is not so difficult. Do you know something about new trends in Etruscan language research?It could be good subject for discussion in our group:D Does Umberto Eco teach in Bologna?
At 10:27am on December 20, 2009, ToivoΚαιSpes said…
Surely, he teaches aesthetics and semantic at Bologna university, if i'm not wrong. I attended one of his lesson about the "metus hostilis", once, it was very interesting :) but no, i don't know anything about the Etruscan language, but i agree that it would be an interesting subject, if you could post something on your group about it i would be glad to read it and know more ;) how do you know about Umberto Eco, by the way? :D
At 6:59pm on December 20, 2009, Diana Olexová said…
Waw, you are really happy person :D Because I have read his books and there is something about author:)But I forgot where he teaches. OK, I send something. And what are you most interested in archaeology, what´s your favourite theme?
At 7:55am on December 21, 2009, ToivoΚαιSpes said…
Languages, mostly :) I would be glad to study all those ancient languages such as hebrew, sanskrit and so on.. epigraphies and inscriptions are my favourite subject about Archeology :D i'm a language maniac, we could say ^^ what about you?
At 4:20pm on December 21, 2009, Diana Olexová said…
I have written it in my profil:) Generally, I like everything apart from Roman provinces. Do you learn epigraphy at school? In our country only archaeologists have epigraphy, philologists haven´t.It´s odd. I wish you a merry Christmas :D now, because I´ll spend holiday without internet, so after we can continue in discussion. I promise that I´ll send some materials about ancient scripts. And you should find something too:P Are you directly from Bologna? bye bye
At 4:25pm on December 21, 2009, ToivoΚαιSpes said…
Well, actually i don't learn anything about epigraphy nor philology yet, i'm just an high-school 17 years old student :D but i'm interested on my own and languages are my pet subject, but you're right, philologists don't study epigraphy, but i wish i could attend a course about it one day :D have a good holiday, i'll look forward more discussions :) and yes, i was born in Bologna and i've lived in a city nearby it, called S.Lazzaro. Buon Natale, as we say in italy :D

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