Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gnomicon 202

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  202 Friday 30 November 2012 Read gnomica 1-200 here! 201 The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. Eric … Continue reading

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Gnomicon 201

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  201 Thursday 29 November 2012 Read gnomica 1-200 here!  People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights. Indira Gandhi  (19 Nov … Continue reading

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Ancient & Modern: The Modern Language of Love

κα]ὶ γ[ὰρ αἰ φεύγει, ταχέως διώξει, <αἰ δὲ δῶρα μὴ δέκετ’, ἀλλὰ δώσει,> <αἰ δὲ μὴ φίλει, ταχέως φιλήσει> <κωὐκ ἐθέλοισα. In fact, if she flees you now, soon she’ll pursue, and if she refuses gifts now, later she’ll give … Continue reading

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Gnomicon 200

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  200 Wednesday 28 November 2012 Read gnomica 1-150 here! 151     152     153     154     155     156     157     158     159     160     161     162 163     164     … Continue reading

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Two ‘shoulds’

Here is a brief language riff on the duality of ‘should’. Read the following sentence in which the word ‘should’ appears twice: You should wash your hands before eating, for that should clean them. I think a native speaker senses … Continue reading

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Ancient & Modern: Aeneas’ Choices

Ancient & Modern: Aeneas’ Choices Dixerat, atque illam media inter talia ferro conlapsam aspiciunt comites, ensemque cruore spumantem sparsasque manus. Dido had spoken.  Meanwhile she fell on the blade as her companions watched, the sword pumping blood and spraying her … Continue reading

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Gnomicon 199

If you have not already done so, you may wish to read the Introduction to Gnomica. Gnomicon  199 Tuesday 27November 2012 Read gnomica 1-150 here! 151     152     153     154     155     156     157     158     159     160     161     162 163     164     165     … Continue reading

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