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« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2010, 05:54:38 PM »
We should come up with a better song.  Maybe to the tune of Gilligan's Island?
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« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2010, 05:56:36 PM »
Y'know, crazily enough, that might actually work.  Try it, it kinda flows. :yes:
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« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2010, 09:28:44 AM »
Idiots who don't use the subjunctive properly. ::)

Also, idiots who butcher adverbs. Idiots who contract words that should frankly never be contracted. Idiots who butcher pronouns (I/Me/Myself isn't difficult! Honestly!).... Let's just go with "Idiots", shall we? :P
 
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« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2010, 10:56:23 AM »
Nooooo!  He confuses my kids and makes them mumble that part of the alphabet! :devil: Poor kids.  And when you try to do the abc's in sign language, it's even more confusing for them 'cause they think that Elimenopi is one letter.  :no:
Ah, yeah, I remember people not realizing that Elimenopi is actually several letters. See, we were taught the alphabet and to sing the alphabet song with those old alphabet cards (the ones with the upper and lower cases and a picture of something that started with the letter) all arranged across the top of the wall at the front of the room. So, I could always SEE that Elimenopi was 5 letters and not one, so it was never a problem for me.

Idiots who don't use the subjunctive properly. ::)

Also, idiots who butcher adverbs. Idiots who contract words that should frankly never be contracted. Idiots who butcher pronouns (I/Me/Myself isn't difficult! Honestly!).... Let's just go with "Idiots", shall we? :P

Ah, we've identified your pet peeve then: idiocy. XD

Out of curiosity (and because I've forgotten and because you're afk on gmail atm), have you gotten to the optative in Greek yet? *is a fan of the optative usage of the subjunctive (as found in Irish Gaelic and Classical Latin)*

For those of you who don't know, the optative is this wonderful mood that is used to express wishes! :D (It is precisely as cool as that makes it sound. If that doesn't make it sound cool, I don't think I can help you. :-X)
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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2010, 11:03:05 AM »
I never had a problem with L-M-N-O-P myself (Maybe it's an enunciation thing?), but the conversation makes this come to mind. :P

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« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2010, 02:58:25 PM »
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Woah! :o What a fantastic idea!
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« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2010, 10:54:59 PM »

Haha, that's awesome!  I love that even Roberta is in on this. :D
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« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2010, 07:35:33 AM »
No subjunctive yet. :( Also, no dual forms. :(
 
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« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2010, 07:49:28 AM »
Not even the subjunctive yet!? :o

The subjunctive is RIDICULOUSLY EASY! It is not 1:1 with Latin but is fairly close (There are no potential and no jussive subjunctives in Greek: the former is assumed by the optative and the latter is wholly provided for by the third person imperative and hortative (chiefly first person plural) subjunctive.) The subjunctive may be formed simply by lengthening the theme vowel (thus, instead of omicron/epsilon, one has omega/eta) and contracting as necessary. Mayhaps I'll drop you an email with the subjunctive in it sometime.
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2010, 07:15:54 PM »
We didn't even get to the subjunctive in Latin until I'd been taking the class for two years. :P They have this odd thing going where they make you learn all the tenses first and then branch out into moods (though they introduce the imperative fairly early on, actually).
 
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« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2010, 06:55:03 PM »
On kind of the same note, my math teacher says things like, "That is neither right or wrong."  GAH.
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« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2010, 07:03:23 PM »
On kind of the same note, my math teacher says things like, "That is neither right or wrong."  GAH.

*dies a little inside*


We didn't even get to the subjunctive in Latin until I'd been taking the class for two years. :P They have this odd thing going where they make you learn all the tenses first and then branch out into moods (though they introduce the imperative fairly early on, actually).
Have you learned the third person imperative yet? (made by adding omega in place of the epsilon at the end of the 2nd person plural for the singular and then adding either -san or -te (it varies) to the resulting form for the plural IIRC)
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« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2010, 07:04:28 PM »
On kind of the same note, my math teacher says things like, "That is neither right or wrong."  GAH.

*dies a little inside*
Haha! :D  And he's got his master's, too.  So depressing.
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« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2010, 07:16:32 PM »
On kind of the same note, my math teacher says things like, "That is neither right or wrong."  GAH.

*dies a little inside*
Haha! :D  And he's got his master's, too.  So depressing.
*dies a little more inside*
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« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2010, 07:41:00 PM »
Don't die inside so much, Delling!  If parts of you keep dying, there won't be any of you left!  :o
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« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2010, 06:00:19 AM »
Why does no one speak English properly anymore? :'( (Not you, Delling. :P)
 
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« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2010, 04:24:43 PM »
People must not respect the English language.  :-\ It be hard to speak goodly, I guess.
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« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2010, 05:03:15 PM »
gah! W H Y ! ?

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« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2010, 05:03:57 PM »
To annoy you. :devil:
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Re: Delling's Thread
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2010, 12:49:16 AM »
Cuzz of it is wicked too hard to speak gooder than this.
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