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Joey_Johns
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(Original post by Radagasty)
Yeah... annoying isn't it. And it's not just the breathing marks; the accents have disappeared as well. It just can't handle polytonic Greek. (Not that my Greek is that good, anyway. )
Yeah it was rather hard to make out, good try though
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(Original post by Helenia)
Knowing Latin has helped me with anatomy, I'll allow that much. But I did GCSE years ago and I've forgotten most of it. I couldn't really translate that paragraph Radagasty wrote; although I got the gist of things.

Joey is doing Classics, so you'd expect him to know his ancient languages though! (although not necessarily Greek)

Overall though, I'd say unless you are exceptional at something they're going to want you for, I'd just mention your extra-curricular activities, to show that you do them - there's not much real need for any great depth.
I did AS Classical Greek and GCSE. I sacked it off though because its way too much more work compared to A level Classical Civilisation and our good teacher of Greek was off sick.
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(Original post by Joey_Johns)
Yeah it was rather hard to make out, good try though
Hmm... I think I've figured out how to do polytonic Greek in this forum:

Φεῦ! Ὡς ὑν ἀνομοιοῦ ἄρχοντος ἄρχόμεθα. Ἡ γλῶσσα τῶν Λατῖνων ἐστί ἡ γλῶσσα πολυμαθίας.

I hope it works. To all you classicists out there, how is my Greek?
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And before you criticise my Latin translation skills (which yes aren't good)...i'm a SCIENTIST.
Being a scientist is no proof against having one's Latin translation skills criticised! I too, am a scientist, or, at least, hope to be one (I'm an engineer at the moment, a profession renown for lacking linguistic skills, more so than scientists, at any rate). Besides, many eminent scientists were good Latinists too. Newton, for instance, wrote his Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica in Latin.
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(Original post by Mentally Ill)
Give me five uses of fluent ancient Greek/Latin
Just thought of another use... the OP would not have misspelt 'extra-curricular' had he known Latin.
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