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by lpetrich
Mon May 31, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Translating Apuleius's Syrian-goddess oracle
Replies: 4
Views: 8926

Re: Translating Apuleius's Syrian-goddess oracle

I've composed a fairly literal translation of Robert Graves's version back into Latin, though I've rearranged the words.

Iunge ara boves terram
Altum stabit frumentum aureum

Yoke plow oxen land
High will stand grain golden
by lpetrich
Thu May 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like
Replies: 12
Views: 18990

Re: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like

Another comparison text: Universal Declaration of Human Rights | United Nations Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Illich-Svitych in Latin: Lingua est pe...
by lpetrich
Wed May 19, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like
Replies: 12
Views: 18990

Re: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like

I have collected translations from Danish, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hungarian from Wikipedia, though I have had to revise the Spanish translation. I've used the simplified spelling in the Spanish Wikipedia for Nostratic (IS-Sm). IS-Sm: Kelhä wete ki ʕakun kähla WfW: tongue time-of water-of path...
by lpetrich
Wed May 19, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like
Replies: 12
Views: 18990

Re: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like

Some linguists have looked farther back, at possible ancestors of Indo-European and several other language families. Like Nostratic: Nostratic languages - Wikipedia Vladislav Markovich Illich-Svitych | Nostratic Language Here is a short poem in reconstructed Nostratic by Vladislav Illich-Svitych him...
by lpetrich
Wed May 19, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like
Replies: 12
Views: 18990

Re: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like

I'll use the Latin Vulgate as a comparison. Erat autem terra labii unius, et sermonum eorumdem. Cumque proficiscerentur de oriente, invenerunt campum in terra Sennaar, et habitaverunt in eo. Dixitque alter ad proximum suum: Venite, faciamus lateres, et coquamus eos igni. Habueruntque lateres pro sax...
by lpetrich
Wed May 19, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like
Replies: 12
Views: 18990

Re: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like

Numerous people have invented natural languages, natlangs, over the centuries, especially over the last century, when it has become a hobby for some people. Such languages are often called constructed languages, conlangs, and there are several kinds of them. like: Auxiliary languages, auxlangs, to b...
by lpetrich
Wed May 19, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like
Replies: 12
Views: 18990

Re: Hear What the Ancestor to Our Language Sounded Like

Seeing all these versions of Schleicher's fable makes me think of texts often used as comparisons of languages. A common one is the Lord's Prayer: Our father in many languages That's Matthew 6:9-13, and here are some English translations: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored, may your king...
by lpetrich
Mon May 17, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Zeus is the Jewish God.
Replies: 186
Views: 214072

Re: Zeus is the Jewish God.

What am I supposed to be ignorant of? I call it like I see it, and it's easy to show that Greek is much closer to English or Russian or Spanish or Hindi (for instance) than Hebrew. Count from one to ten, for instance. The issue at hand isn't whether or not Greek and Hebrew are a distinct language f...
by lpetrich
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Zeus is the Jewish God.
Replies: 186
Views: 214072

Re: Zeus is the Jewish God.

I have been reluctant to comment on Ethan's junky pseudolinguistics, but I must note that Zeus's name is Indo-European, not Semitic Germanic: *Tiwaz > Old English Tiu, Old Norse Tyr Latin: Jup(p)iter < Jovis Pater ("Father Jove") Greek: Zeus Pater ("Father Zeus") Sanskrit: Dyaus...
by lpetrich
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Zeus is the Jewish God.
Replies: 186
Views: 214072

Re: Zeus is the Jewish God.

Pure tripe. The Greek alphabet is derived from the Phoenician one, not LInear B. Ethan, do you know what sort of "alphabet" Linear B was? Do you know how its symbols mapped onto Greek phonology? "pure tripe" lmao do you have tourette's or something? Every single comment you make...