Off topic: Welcome to the new Forum about Ancient Languages :)
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flaviofbg
Spain
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Jun 23, 2004

Hello there!

This is Flavio, I am co-moderating this new forum along with Adam. We hope you'll enjoy discussing about Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit et caetera, here with us.

Let's see how it goes

PS: I will be out for two weeks, so it's likely that you won't read me until July 11th!

Love,
Flavio (ENG>LAT and SPA>ITA moderator)


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Arcoiris
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Great Idea! Jun 23, 2004

I am very pleased to see a new forum dedicated to ancient languages. I wish I had paid more attention when I was at school and learning Latin as part of the curriculum

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Annamaria Leone  Identity Verified
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Cool!!! Jun 24, 2004

WOW!
I hope we will discuss also issues concerning reconstructed (ehm, I'm not sure on the English term!) languages, such as Indoeuropean, I mean. They are ancient languages too!

Bye


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Adam Bartley  Identity Verified
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All Welcome Jun 24, 2004

Hi, Adam Bartley here. Although Flavio and I specialise in Latin and Ancient Greek, I think that the term 'Ancient' can be broadly interpreted here to include issues related, for example, to Ancient Chinese, Old Persian, Akkadian or what have you, as well as the 'interpolated' languages from which they arise. Hopefully between us all we can cover a fairly broad sweep.

Look forward to hearing more.

Dr Adam Bartley
Department of Ancient Classics,
University College,
Cork

Annamaria Leone wrote:

WOW!
I hope we will discuss also issues concerning reconstructed (ehm, I'm not sure on the English term!) languages, such as Indoeuropean, I mean. They are ancient languages too!

Bye


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PRAKAASH  Identity Verified
India
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It's good to see such kind of forum Jun 24, 2004

As I am involved in Sanskrit language as well. This forum will be of more than interest to me.
PRAKAASH
Freelance Translator of English, Nepali, Hindi and Sanskrit to four of the same.
+977 86 530738


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chica nueva
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Look forward to discussion on Classical Chinese... Jun 25, 2004

This forum is a nice idea.

Classical Chinese has long been regarded as a necessary part of Chinese language studies, for Chinese and foreigners. A certain amount of classical Chinese is still used in modern standard Chinese,particularly in proverbs and sayings.

I'd be interested in others' views. Is Classical Chinese increasing or decreasing in popularity? How does its status compare with that of other classical languages?


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Rob Albon  Identity Verified
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Continuing importance of Classical Chinese Jun 28, 2004

Lesley McLachlan wrote:

...Is Classical Chinese increasing or decreasing in popularity? How does its status compare with that of other classical languages?


Lesley, if you want to read Confucius or Sun-zi, Classical Chinese is necessary. Yesterday I just got a book on Sun-zi with Classical Chinese and side-by-side Japanese gloss and translation. I think Chinese philosophy cannot be truly appreciated, or at least the quality of a translation cannot be evaluated, without knowing Classical Chinese. Classical Chinese also seems to be a permanent part of the topography of modern Chinese, where it is frequently quoted, and, to a lesser extent, modern Japanese.

[Edited at 2004-06-28 01:17]


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xxxkapardi
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The socalled dead language Aug 23, 2005

I am new member to the site. I am very happy to see such
forum on ancient languages. I'd appriciate Flavio for including the 'socalled dead language-Sanskrit' in the forum. I'd expect more posts on 'The mother of Indian languages.'

Thanks,

Kapardi
Flavio Ferri Benedetti wrote:

Hello there!

This is Flavio, I am co-moderating this new forum along with Adam. We hope you'll enjoy discussing about Latin, Ancient Greek, Sanskrit et caetera, here with us.

Let's see how it goes

PS: I will be out for two weeks, so it's likely that you won't read me until July 11th!

Love,
Flavio (ENG>LAT and SPA>ITA moderator)


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flaviofbg
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Sanskrit Aug 23, 2005

Dear Kapardi,

thank you!

Yes, Sanskrit is so important for Classical languages - and I would not say it is dead, as I would never say Latin is dead.

Best wishes!
Flavio


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Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
Ukraine
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Sanskrit Aug 23, 2005

kapardi wrote:
I am new member to the site. I am very happy to see such
forum on ancient languages. I'd appriciate Flavio for including the 'socalled dead language-Sanskrit' in the forum. I'd expect more posts on 'The mother of Indian languages.'


Yes, I'm eager to read and discuss some postings on Sanskrit which is one of my languages of interest. I would add that it's `The mother of Indoeuropean languages' -- I hope it's not an exaggeration in any way


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drkpp
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little correction Feb 16, 2006

It is ot mother but rather a grand daughter of indo european group of languages.
indo-european--indoiraaniyan--indoaaryan--sanskrit


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chica nueva
Local time: 22:29
Chinese to English
Tangut etc; Manchu Apr 11, 2009

ANB0368 wrote:

Hi, Adam Bartley here. Although Flavio and I specialise in Latin and Ancient Greek, I think that the term 'Ancient' can be broadly interpreted here to include issues related, for example, to Ancient Chinese, Old Persian, Akkadian or what have you, as well as the 'interpolated' languages from which they arise. Hopefully between us all we can cover a fairly broad sweep.

Look forward to hearing more.

Dr Adam Bartley
Department of Ancient Classics,
University College,
Cork

Annamaria Leone wrote:

WOW!
I hope we will discuss also issues concerning reconstructed (ehm, I'm not sure on the English term!) languages, such as Indoeuropean, I mean. They are ancient languages too!

Bye


Hello Flavio/Adam

Central Asian languages. Can this forum take in Tangut, Khitan, and Juchen? I have done some translations in this area (Tangut in particular), not from original texts I hasten to add. However, I know that there are scholars doing work in this field, and also in Manchu.

Lesley

[Edited at 2009-04-11 09:04 GMT]


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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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Great idea!!! Apr 12, 2009

I always rejected the expression "dead language" to refer to big ancient languages. Yes, the language of small tribe or region whose last speaker died last year is a dead language as it is no longer present anywhere or just in two dozen words used by the locals. Latin or Greek can never be dead, as their genes are all over the languages of the modern Western world.

So this is a great idea. Thanks Flavio!!!


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chica nueva
Local time: 22:29
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Ancient scripts site May 2, 2009

This is a nice site:
http://www.ancientscripts.com/index.html
Who knew that Tagalog had an ancient script ...


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