More on the Greeks' incredibly specific words. I found one this morning, ἀέλλοθριξ (aéllothrix), "with hair floating in the wind" (from a Sophokles fragment).

And my newest adjective, βαθυδείελος (bathudeíelos), "steeped in sunshine." I love it. 😁🤓💖☀️

Εἶδον σήμερον ἐν τῷ με περιπάτειν δρυοκολάπτην τινὰ δένδρον κολάπτοντα. 🪶


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Ἐπίρασα λόγους περὶ ὀρνέου τινὸς γράψαι 🦢

Καλὴν ἑσπέραν πάντες! Αὖθις ἦν ἐν τῷ γραφείῳ ἐργαζόμενος σήμερον πράγματα πολλὰ ποιῶν καὶ νῦν τείον 🍵 πίνων εἰς ταινίας βλέπω. Ὑμεῖς γε;

Καλὴν τοῦ Ἡλίου ἡμέραν πάντες! Αὖθις ἦν ἐγὼ περιπάτων τῶν ὀρνέων φωτογραφίας ποιῶν. Ἴδετε! Εὗρον ὄρνεα πολλὰ τοῖς μὲν δένδροις τε καὶ δ’ ἐπὶ τῷ ὕδατι.🦜

Καλὴν ἡμέραν, ὦ φίλοι. Λάμπει σφόδρα ὁ ἥλιος 🌞 σήμερον καὶ οὖν περιεπάτουν ἐγὼ φωτογραφίας ὀρνέων ποιῶν. 🦆🦢


“The women of the Sauromatoi do not get married unless they kill an enemy man.”

Αἱ τῶν Σαυροματῶν γυναῖκες οὐ πρότερον γαμοῦνται, ἂν μὴ ἄνδρα κτάνωσι πολέμιον.



“I hate you because you say awful things about me.”

μισῶ σ᾿ ὁτιὴ λέγεις με ταἰσχρά.


Καλὴν ἡμέραν πάντες! Νῦν καιρός ἐστιν τοῦτο τὸ βιβλίον περὶ τῆς Ἑλληνικῆς γλώσσης ἀναγνῶναι. 🤓

On a completely unrelated note: I love birds and have begun uploading some random videos I took of birds over the past year or so to YouTube.

I will be able to upload some nicer ones once I get the new lens for my camera later this week. The ones currently on YouTube have been filmed on my phone.

In case you want to check them out:

After three long years I have finally successfully finished my apprenticeship and will now have more time to concentrate on studying Ancient Greek and Hebrew!


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Εἶδον βάτραχον μικρὸν σφόδρα περιπηδῶντα 🐸

Καλὴν τῆς Ἁγίας Δωρεᾶς ἡμέραν πάντες. Τείον χλωρὸν 🍵 πίνων ἔγωγε νῦν αὖθις τὴν Ἑβραίαν γλῶσσαν μανθάνω καὶ δὴ καὶ λόγους τινὰς ἑλληνιστὶ ἀναγιγνώσκω.

Καλὴν ἑσπέραν, ὦ φίλοι! Βιβλίον νέον μὲν περὶ τῆς Ἑλληνικῆς γλώσσης ἠγόρασα καὶ δείξω ὑμῖν τοῦτο ἐν ὀλίγαις ἡμέραις! 📖 Νῦν δ’ αὖθις πειρῶμαι τὴν Ἑβραίαν γλῶσσαν μαθεῖν καὶ ἀναγνῶναι. Τί πράσσετε ὑμεῖς;

Εἶδον χθὲς τὴν σηλὴνην ὄπισθεν τῶν δένδρων κρυπτομένην καὶ λάμουσαν ὁμοῖος πυρί. 🌕🌳

Καλὴν ἑσπέραν πάντες, πῶς ἔχετε; Καλῶς ἔγωγε ἔχω καὶ νῦν τὸ βιβλίον τὸ καλούμενον «Ἀθήναζε» ἀναγιγνώσκω, τοῦτο γὰρ θέλω τελεῖν ἐν ὀλίγαις ἡμέραις. 📖


🏛️ Ancient Greek tips:

ἆρα ὁ παῖς μῶρός ἐστιν;
Is the boy stupid?

ἆρ’ οὐχ ὁ παῖς μῶρός ἐστιν; 
Isn’t the boy stupid? / Surely the boy is stupid?

ἆρα μὴ ὁ παῖς μῶρός ἐστιν;
The boy isn’t stupid, is he? / Surely the boy isn’t stupid?



Grammar-translation and related modern language teaching methods don’t work because they’re predicated on a mistake about what is going on when you learn a language.


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