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Molendinarius's Blog – February 2009 Archive (8)

Latinum Podcast Update

My work on Latinum continues - I do some work for the podcast every week, and I am now gradually processing the Comenius material, which is slowly making its way online. Comenius is proving surprisingly popular - I think the reason for this is the existence of a huge body of texts in multiple languages, making his works by far the most accessible textbook for an international audience - all this, despite its having been written in the sixteenth… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on February 21, 2009 at 4:55am — No Comments

Catalogue of Mediaeval Digitised Manuscripts.

New as of February 2009, is the Catalogue of Mediaeval Digitised Manuscripts.
A growing number of these are being digitised, and placed online. Many have not been published. As time goes on this will doubtless grow into an enormous resource, where the educated amateur Latinist would be in a position to actually make a contribution to scholarship, or if not that, certainly just have fun poking around.

Added by Molendinarius on February 18, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

A Delight I found today. This is a simple dialogue called Familiarium Colloquiorum Formulae, graecè et latinè. Cebetis,... Dialogus qui [...] inscribitur, cum latina interpretatione. @ hoc est : feli…

A Delight I found today. This is a simple dialogue called

Familiarium Colloquiorum Formulae, graecè et latinè. Cebetis,... Dialogus qui [...] inscribitur, cum latina interpretatione. @ hoc est : felium et murium pugna, tragaedia graeca, nunc primum Latinitate donata. @ , hoc est : Ranarum ac murium pagna Homeri, unà cum scholiis Philippi Melanchtonis antehoc nunquam editis. Elipsii Galentii amphratensis, de… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on February 15, 2009 at 4:48pm — 4 Comments

Greek Podcast?

Does anyone know what has happened to David Clark's new Classical Greek podcast based on Kendrick's text? The blogspot location is now dead, and the material here about the podcast appears to have vanished. The podcast seemed to start off really well, if it has died a death, it would be a real shame. Hopefully it has just moved somewhere else......

Added by Molendinarius on February 14, 2009 at 3:04pm — 5 Comments

Gesturing and learning

Toddlers who use gestures more often have better vocabularies on reaching school age, US researchers say.

They say those who convey more meanings with gestures at 14 months have larger vocabularies at four-and-a-half years and are better prepared for school.

Parents and teachers could help children learn to speak by encouraging the use of gestures, say psychologists from the University of Chicago.

Their study, in Science journal, was announced at the AAAS… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on February 14, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

recte pronuncianda?

Our endless pronunciation discussions are Lilliputian, Gulliverian, nay, verily, Blefuscian. With only - what - 500 people on the planet truly fluent in spoken Latin ad lib. we should have other concerns.

Those who carp overly much at other's pronunciation simply terrify, most responding by keeping their jaws clamped as though afflicted with the rictus, lest they be immolated upon the pyre of rectitude for proferring a misplaced stress, a poorly weighted syllable or - by Jupiter - an… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on February 13, 2009 at 3:41pm — 1 Comment

Transliterations into Greek

Interestingly, some of the tomb inscriptions in the Jewish Roman catacombs are in Latin, but are written in Greek. (and some are the other way around) This is really interesting, as these are phonetic transcriptions. For example, we see the dipthong ae rendered as restored classicists would have us render it on one inscription, and with a simple E in another. We find the accusative ending is simply not there - evidence for it's simply being a nasalisation?

Has anyone done any work on these… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on February 6, 2009 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

Proposal - Collaborative Classics Podcast

I had an idea today - a collaborative Classics podcast:

How would it work?

A new account would created at Mypodcast, for a podcast called CLASSICS. Anyone who wanted to contribute to it, would be given the username and password to access the podcast for uploading material.



What would be on it?

Anything related to Latin or Greek, from any time period. Readings from classical texts in translation or in the original, or both, episodes on a topic of interest, grammar… Continue

Added by Molendinarius on February 1, 2009 at 11:00am — 17 Comments

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