Re: Latin help
- In a message dated 9/5/2007 2:01:27 AM Central Daylight Time,
> However, we are more likely to be thinking, in a neo-Latin version of anOkay, if "illud" and "negat" are normally stressed on the final syllable,
> English song, of stressed and unstressed syllables. Again the two
> versions match:
> and SO say ALL of US
> num QUIS ilLUD neGAT
> OK - it's not the stress of Latin prose, but it is certainly a possible
> stress pattern to be thrown up by the Latin heavy & light syllable verse
then I concede your point.
- ROGER MILLS wrote:
> Mark J. Reed wrote:They were used among the ancient Greeks for striking the strings on a lyre.
>> On 9/8/07, caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
>> > I think the dictionaries will need to modify their definitions. I
>> > wonder how long picks (plectrums) have been in use.
>> At least as long as there have been harpsichords, since that is how
>> the strings in that instrument are sounded.
> And the first harpsichord builder must have got the idea from
> somewhere...? Lute/guitar techniques?
> Their plectra were originallyI believe this was so, but I'm not sure what the ancient plectrums were
> goose quills as I recall (plastic now, harrumph)
made from (but not from plastic :)
Nid rhy hen neb i ddysgu.
There's none too old to learn.