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February 13th, 2015, 4:21 pm

QuoteOff to the big city - enjoy your days and happy translating! Baltimore?
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February 14th, 2015, 12:43 pm

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February 14th, 2015, 5:04 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarOh you quants...I have some Greeks for you. :D Off to the big city - enjoy your days and happy translating!Napoleon Hill argued that it doesn't matter that one has no education as long as she/he can get required pieces of knowledge from people in his network. "Goddess, sing me the anger, of Achilles, Peleus' son, that fatal anger that brought countless sorrows on the Greeks, and sent many valiant souls of warriors down to Hades, leaving their bodies as spoil for dogs and carrion birds: for thus was the will of Zeus brought to fulfilment. Sing of it from the moment when Agamemnon, Atreus0 son, that king of men, parted in wrath from noble Achilles. Which of the gods set these two to quarrel? Apollo, the son of Leto and Zeus, angered by the king, brought an evil plague on the army, so that the men were dying, for the son of Atreus had dishonoured Chryses the priest. He it was who came to the swift Achaean ships, to free his daughter, bringing a wealth of ransom, carrying a golden staff adorned with the ribbons of far-striking Apollo, and called out to the Achaeans, above all to the two leaders of armies, those sons of Atreus."
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February 14th, 2015, 7:01 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarOh you quants...I have some Greeks for you. :D Off to the big city - enjoy your days and happy translating!CASSIUS: Did Cicero say any thing?
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March 31st, 2016, 3:21 pm

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May 19th, 2016, 4:13 pm

QuoteThe ancient Greeks and Romans wrote without punctuation to interrupt their texts. That was left to the reader to interpret the places to pause, stop, or otherwise divide the text.As Latin grew to be a second language in the Middle Ages, scribes began to give their readers more assistance in interpretation - thus our Western punctuation became varied and prolific.The invention of the printing press standardized and froze our choice of punctuation.The author does an amazing job of showing by example how the needs of the both the readers & writers of each period developed into the selection of marks which we use today.The illustrations of manuscripts being in the back of the book rather than interspersed in the text makes for some shuffling, but the illustrations also carry their own clear descriptions of the particular punctuation practice which they illuminate.English translations of most of the Latin text used as examples are thoughtfully provided.I wish we still had use of the rhetorical question mark to indicate a question not requiring an answer! Parkes "Pause and Effect - Punctuation in the West".
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May 19th, 2016, 10:13 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteThe ancient Greeks and Romans wrote without punctuation to interrupt their texts. That was left to the reader to interpret the places to pause, stop, or otherwise divide the text.As Latin grew to be a second language in the Middle Ages, scribes began to give their readers more assistance in interpretation - thus our Western punctuation became varied and prolific.The invention of the printing press standardized and froze our choice of punctuation.The author does an amazing job of showing by example how the needs of the both the readers & writers of each period developed into the selection of marks which we use today.The illustrations of manuscripts being in the back of the book rather than interspersed in the text makes for some shuffling, but the illustrations also carry their own clear descriptions of the particular punctuation practice which they illuminate.English translations of most of the Latin text used as examples are thoughtfully provided.I wish we still had use of the rhetorical question mark to indicate a question not requiring an answer! Parkes "Pause and Effect - Punctuation in the West".Interesting!¿And what about vowels and spaces?Lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas means "airplane jet turbine engine auxiliary mechanic non-commissioned officer student" in Finnish which has lots of vowels but sometimes takes the spaces out to make new words.
 
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October 2nd, 2017, 3:21 pm

Can't say you weren't warned.

But subtitling software misunderstood the word "comma", which had been spoken by the subtitler, known as a "respeaker", and inserted the offensive word "scum" into the text on screen.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1002/90909 ... stle-scum/
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October 2nd, 2017, 3:52 pm

Can't say you weren't warned.

But subtitling software misunderstood the word "comma", which had been spoken by the subtitler, known as a "respeaker", and inserted the offensive word "scum" into the text on screen.

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1002/90909 ... stle-scum/
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May 8th, 2021, 9:17 am

Yippee-ki-yay, Grasseaters!
Er det riktig grammatikk?
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May 8th, 2021, 9:20 am

Comma Maestro!