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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
At 4:57pm on December 21, 2009, Diana Olexová said…
You are 17???:) I thought that you are university student:) Check the websites in my profil. Our professor of epigraphy recommends them. I think you will be succesful, you are full of enthusiasm and clever:D Veselé Vianoce, as we say in Slovakia:)
At 5:12pm on December 21, 2009, Diana Olexová said…
And you are language maniac...Try translate this: Prajem ti veľa darčekov na Vianoce a šťastný nový rok:)
At 5:14pm on December 21, 2009, ToivoΚαιSpes said…
I have to admit that i know nothing about Slovakian :D tho' you taught that Vianoce means Christmas, i guess :P and i'm pretty sure "nový rok" means "new year", since "nový" is quite similar to "neos", "novus", "new", "nuovo", "nuevo" etc. :D have i guessed right ?? :D you need to help me with the rest of it
At 6:31pm on December 21, 2009, Diana Olexová said…
Yes, you are right:)Prajem 1.sg.means I wish; ti D sg.-you; veľa-a lot of; darčekov G pl.-presents,gifts; a-and; šťastný-happy.
At 8:22am on December 22, 2009, ToivoΚαιSpes said…
thanks a lot : Buon natale e felice anno nuovo ^^
At 3:15am on January 5, 2010, Diana Olexová said…
Chaire, o fíle.)How are you? I am fine, but stressful because i prepare for next week Greek test. Wish me in bocca al lupo :) How was your holiday? And can I ask, have you ever read the book in ancient Greek? Have you visited some etruscan museum?
At 9:39am on January 5, 2010, ToivoΚαιSpes said…
Vale, amica cara :D i'm really fine XD anyway, in bocca al lupo per il tuo esame di greco ;) my holiday was good, i almost blew up because of the plenty of food, and that's always the bad side on christmas and other holidays, at least here in Italy.. the good side, otherwise, i must admit i haven't watched my homework yet :D at the moment, for me it's actually impossible to read a book in ancient Greek, however i read many of them with the Italian translation on the other side, reading meanwhile the Greek version trying to understand the grammar and syntax. "Oedipus", "Antigone", "Peloponnesos' War", "The repubblic".. and many others for school which i had to translate some parts of them :) I remember when i was at elementary school, our teachers took us to a museum nearby Marzabotto, where there's the site of an Etruscan city. It is really interesting, even though the only rest of the city are the main roads, the Cardo and Decumano :D Tell me about your holidays, your readings and your Etruscan studies, i'm really interested in them and looking forward your answer :) Ciao Ciao
At 3:37pm on January 5, 2010, Diana Olexová said…
Grazie bene:) In Slovakia is the same:)And what do you eat for christmas supper or dinner? We eat sauerkraut soup and fish with potato salade and some regional food, which is difficult to translate. My holiday was good, I did nothing:) I have read some books Poseidon´s Gold, Understanding Roman Inscriptions, Ancient Rome. I can send you Roman Inscriptions by email, if you want, I have it in pdf, it´ s short book in English ca.150 pages. I found out many interesting things. I suppose do you like it:) There are many opinions about it, I have to choose the most important, because it´s a lot of material for thousands books :( And I have met with opinion that there are some parallels with ancient hungarian:) Your favourite ugrofinnic:))) but I have listened it first time. When your sschool starts?
At 8:13pm on January 5, 2010, ToivoΚαιSpes said…
Hello :)) Here in Italy, or better in Bologna, we usually eat Tortellini for Christmas. It's a kind of past, look for it if you have never heard about, it's very good ;) And i'll look for Sauerkraut soup, i don't know what it is although that "kraut" reminds me of the well known german food, who knows maybe it's the same. It would be great to read Roman Inscription, here you have my email : potto_seduto@hotmail.it , send it when you have some time :) I admit that you told me something wonderful, parallels between Latin and Hungarian!!! it's extasy for my hears :D however my school should start on 7th of january, but i'm going to London from 7th to 10th, if weather just allows it :D we're having some problems because of the snow, maybe, my friends and I are in panic :D but hopefully we'll manage to leave. I'll be back in school on 11th of january...unfortunately XD Look also for the Etruscan city of Marzabotto, you will like it ;) CiaoCiao
At 3:58am on January 7, 2010, Diana Olexová said…
Ciao:) I know what is tortellini, italian cuisine is very popular on all over the world:) Sauerkraut is German word, but it´s used in English too, like Wienne Schnitzel. It is acid cabbage. I tried to send you, but I have some problem with internet,I ´ ll send you on sunday, I´m gonna to my flat in Trnava and there is better signal or what. Extasy:DDDDDD I was laughing when a read it:))) I wish you many extatic experiences at London at least like news about Hungarian:) Don´t be in panic, I suppose that you are now here:)) And what do you do in London? Just for fun or it is some kind of educational trip? We have learned something about Marzabotto, on 19 th January we have exam of ancient Italy, so it will be very useful. Szía

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