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by Flaminius
Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Vena azygos
Replies: 4
Views: 8315

Vena azygos

Azygous vein is called Vena azygos in Latin. Azygos is the genitive of a rare Classic Greek noun "azyx." The Aristotelian passage is in Pol. 1253a: Aristotle compares the cityless man (απολις) to an isolated piece in a game of 'pettoi' (ατε περ αζυξ ων νσπερ εν πεττοις). The curious word αζυξ occurs...
by Flaminius
Sat Mar 25, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Minister
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Magna Carta
macrobian
magnetic

that is all I can get from my humble mnemonic device...
by Flaminius
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Minister
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Magistrate would make a pair with minister.
by Flaminius
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: ASSASSINATE
Replies: 6
Views: 4695

Re: ASSASSINATE

Word History: The European languages borrowed this word from Arabic hashishiyy-in "hashish users", the plural of hashishiyy in the 13th century. The term originally referred to a fanatical anti-Christian Muslim sect at the time of the Crusades led by Hasan ibu-al-Sabbah, called Shaik-al-jibal "Old ...
by Flaminius
Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Thai Sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 4596

And I found the answer myself thanks to a good Thai translator site. http://www.thai2english.com/trans.html?query_id=16568 Tá-láy tá-láy, mêua-rài jà dâai bpai lâ nîa? Sea sea, when will able go particle particle. I don't know exactly what they mean but somehow the last two morphemes seem ...
by Flaminius
Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: hay yall
Replies: 4
Views: 14945

Fancy some advice on hay? Hay is dried grass (and pasture flowers) used to feed domestic animals at places or times where there is not enough (fresh) grass or when fresh grass by itself is too rich in some qualities for easy digestion by the animal. It is normally produced at the end of the flush of...
by Flaminius
Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Thai Sentence
Replies: 1
Views: 4596

Thai Sentence

Could there be a fellow Agoran who could graciously translate the following Thai sentence?

ทะเล๊ ทะเล เมื่อไหร่จะได้ไปล่ะเนี่ย ???
by Flaminius
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Koine form of Immanuel
Replies: 8
Views: 9531

I further checked and realised that consonant endings for Greek nouns are limited to S, R and N. Borrrowed words ending with other consonants cannot be inflected according to the declension paradigm.
by Flaminius
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Koine form of Immanuel
Replies: 8
Views: 9531

*Eμμανουηλαν, *Eμμανουηλην, *Eμμανουηλον.
There are non-existent would-be accusatives, if the word was to have normal Greek declension.
Shalom u-vrakha
Peace and blessing -- a typical Hebrew greeting.
by Flaminius
Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Koine form of Immanuel
Replies: 8
Views: 9531

Immanuel is Eμμανουηλ in Koine Greek. I think this is an invariable noun since I could not find any accusative form different from the nominative: *Eμμανουηλαν, *Eμμανουηλην, *Eμμανουηλον.

שלום וברכה
Huia Jesou!
by Flaminius
Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Japanese scripts
Replies: 4
Views: 6560

Actually, for proficient Japanese speakers hiragana renderings are more difficult to read. Kanji is the right, official, more accurate version for grammatical terms. I was trying to make comparison between Hiragana in this case and Arabic fateha, qasra and damma in Arabic. The two are not exact para...
by Flaminius
Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: water...
Replies: 6
Views: 10560

All I can say is, "Save water, drink beer."

Welcome, brickredstar!
by Flaminius
Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Japanese scripts
Replies: 4
Views: 6560

The Japanese term for noun is 名詞. If spelt out in hiragana, めいし, it can be confused with homonyms.

Flam
by Flaminius
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Phrontistery
Replies: 7
Views: 5045

Schizophenia, hebephrenia, phrase and frenzy too.

They are ultimately come from PIE gwhren.
by Flaminius
Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: TRYST
Replies: 6
Views: 4922

Actually I thought tryst is triste in an strange English spelling when I first saw it.

Flaminius of the Agora,
who finds his reference a curious Graeco-Roman hybrid.

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