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by Twpsyn Pentref
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52329

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

I'm reading The End of the Affair for one class, Woodman's translation of Tacitus's Annals for another, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason for a third, and To the Lighthouse and Shakespeare's Sonnets for the second time on my own. I'm listening to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at the moment and the last T...
by Twpsyn Pentref
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

No, it doesn't really rub off like that in that form.
by Twpsyn Pentref
Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

I would certainly bang a few people in this thread. In fact, were I single (and had I the finances and time to travel extensively), I would be treating this thread as a to-do list. I'm sure a lot of people would love to be on your list Nom. Here I am 650 feet beneath Kansas, fondling a giant cube o...
by Twpsyn Pentref
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

Dewrad wrote:Q: What do you call a Welshman in a suit?


This is old, but I haven't checked this thread in a while, so let me ask:

Dewrad, why do you have my tie?
by Twpsyn Pentref
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Latin questions
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Latin questions

you may already know this, but nacere 'to be born' was originally gnacere nascere and gnascere , rather; and the verb was deponent, so nasci and gnasci . Gnārus 'skilled'? m gnaphalion , Gnidus (for Cnidus ), gnome , gnomon , gnostice , Gnosus (for Cnosus ), are Greek. gnarigavit and gnarivisse are...
by Twpsyn Pentref
Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5.

My boyfriend in 5'3" and he gets some of his clothes children-sized. On the other hand, he is extremely stocky and broad, so in some respects he has the opposite problem to you guys.
by Twpsyn Pentref
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: A History of the Future
Replies: 54
Views: 4689

Re: A History of the Future

Is the name of your blog misspelled intentionally? It bugs me.
by Twpsyn Pentref
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you reading, watching and listening to?
Replies: 469
Views: 52329

Re: What are you reading, watching and listening to?

Reading: Thucydides and Sophocles's Electra (in Greek), Vergil's Georgics (in Latin), and Madame Bovary . Brothers K. and Middlemarch , as well as about twenty other books that I'm in the middle of, are on hold. Watching: I am catching up on The Wire and Mad Men , in various forms of gradually, and ...
by Twpsyn Pentref
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Greek help
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Another Greek question; the etymology of Diadema and how the PIE root might come to develop less for the item a ruler wears on their head or any act of ruling but as the title of ruler itself. I am unable to parse anything beyond "and" in any sensible way. Rather than asking you to rephra...
by Twpsyn Pentref
Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:29 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

This is why I love the ZBB so much.
by Twpsyn Pentref
Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

rickardspaghetti wrote:You look like you should wear a helmet at all times.


That's probably true.
by Twpsyn Pentref
Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

In the spirit of exhibitionism, here is a picture of me in a tailcoat from about five months ago.

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by Twpsyn Pentref
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 330980

Oh, I must mention, though strictly speaking he's not Classical but Early Romanticism, Robert Schumann. Oh his lieder are to die for, especially Im wünderschönen Monet Mai from his Dichterliebe song cycle. Viktor: OK, OK, we get it, you're gay. I don't get this quote. What was "gay" about...
by Twpsyn Pentref
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 330980

Salmoneus wrote:
Viktor77 wrote:Oh, I must mention, though strictly speaking he's not Classical but Early Romanticism, Robert Schumann. Oh his lieder are to die for, especially Im wünderschönen Monet Mai from his Dichterliebe song cycle.


Viktor: OK, OK, we get it, you're gay.
by Twpsyn Pentref
Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Ancient Greek phonology / diachronics
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: Ancient Greek phonology / diachronics

Zhen Lin wrote:2. It appears to me that /y/ does not occur as a final vowel - is this so, and why?


πολύ, δόρυ, ἄστυ
by Twpsyn Pentref
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition
Replies: 1735
Views: 131026

Johannes Brahms, 15 Romanzen aus Die Schöne Magelone, Op. 33—Nr. 12: Muß es eine Trennung geben
by Twpsyn Pentref
Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

Radius Solis wrote:
Twpsyn Pentref wrote:Me on a swing:

It is well that I do not know you in person, as my heart has already been broken a sufficient number of times.


Awww, that's so cute.
by Twpsyn Pentref
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Languages of Antiquity
Replies: 22
Views: 1980

I read Latin fluently, speak it comfortably, and write it more comfortably. I read Greek, but less comfortably than I write Latin.
by Twpsyn Pentref
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

Viktor77 wrote:@ Twypsin: You are like a little Puellus! :P


At least I'm not a puellulus. That would be trouble.
by Twpsyn Pentref
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

Hi Hokulani!

Me on a swing:

Image
by Twpsyn Pentref
Wed May 19, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition
Replies: 1735
Views: 131026

Ce moys de may — Guillaume Dufay
by Twpsyn Pentref
Mon May 17, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

... why does the ZBB attract so many long-haired men? Usually when I see a man with long hair, the little weirdo alarm in my head goes BRING BRING BRING. Did I just answer my own question?
by Twpsyn Pentref
Fri May 14, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Subjunctive
Replies: 48
Views: 3216

An almost completely uninformed glance at Portuguese verb tables leads me to remark off the cuff that the future subjunctive bears a striking resemblance to the Latin imperfect subjunctive. Also note that Latin didn't have a future subjunctive at all, so it indeed has to have been some kind of Roman...
by Twpsyn Pentref
Sat May 08, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition
Replies: 1735
Views: 131026

by Twpsyn Pentref
Sat May 08, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 288506

Guitarplayer wrote:Are you left-handed, Twpsyn?


No. Usually I clap the other way; but we applauded for a very long time, and I think my hands got tired, so I switched.