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@EdonaBe66193931 @KaoOsmak @hunolimpo @mtbBrski @vs11566066 @SgforgoodStella I know

Did you bother reading it

Did you know the "border" between E & W #RomanEmpires - #Latin & #Byzantine ran roughly between Croatia/Bosnia and Serbia

And "border" between #Ottoman & #Austro_Hungarian Empires between #Croatia & #Bosnia

@EdonaBe66193931 @KaoOsmak @hunolimpo @mtbBrski @vs11566066 @SgforgoodStella That's why we don't buy a #Serbian or a #Croatian Phrase-book

But a #SerboCroat one


It's just that the #Latin #RomanEmpire used erm Latin script

And the #Byzantine one the #Cyrillic🤦‍♂️


As was #Bosnian....🤦‍♂️
@EdonaBe66193931 @KaoOsmak @hunolimpo @mtbBrski @vs11566066 @SgforgoodStella #Bosnian was & #Serbian & #Croation ARE THE SAME LANGUAGE

It's just that Bosnian had half a Millennium of #Ottoman influence!

And Western #RomanEmpire used #Latin script & #Byzantine #Roman Empire #Cyrillic!


The #Serbs were holdouts from #Islam...
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The #Deltacron tweet made a big impression on me yesterday and I've been thinking about letter names ever since. One thing to note is that we like to pretend we know what the #Phoenician letter names were, but we don't really. Most of the names you see are actually #Hebrew. 1/10
That goes for names like "aleph". Sometimes you'll see reconstructed forms, like "ʾalp", which are closer to the #Greek names and partially also attested in the Septuagint of Psalm 119 (118 in Gk)—but there they're actually Hebrew too, of course. 2/10…
One place where the Greek and Semitic letter names show weird correspondences is with the sibilants. @pd_myers has recently published on this (paywall):… 3/10
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I still giggle at one of the more obscure Syriac names of God, although it represents in a nutshell the multi-lingual heritage of Syriac Christianity.

Some early Greek manuscripts of translations of the Hebrew Bible included graphical representations of the Tetragrammaton.
יהוה (Hebrew)
ΠΙΠΙ (Greek)

The visual connection is obvious, but of course if one were to try to sound out the Greek, it is read the opposite direction, and Π is 'p' and Ι is 'i' leading to a pronunciation "Pipi."

That's all ancient stuff, but it got into Syriac.
I've heard a rumor that Jacob of Edessa in the 7th/8th C wrote a polemic against those who call God "Pipi" (though I don't have the citation - citations welcome!).

Of course, in Syriac, it has no graphical relationship to the Tetragrammaton (ܦܝܦܝ), but that didn't stop it.
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#RomanSiteSaturday The Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker 🏛️💀🍞

(1/7) The witty and entertaining tomb of Marcus Vergilius Eurysaces is one of the best-preserved freedmen funerary monuments in #Rome and sits in a prominent position at the Porta Maggiore.

#Classics #Roman #Archaeology
(2/7) Built c. 30 - 20 BCE, this extravagant site reflects both Eurysaces' wealth and sense of humour. A freedman who must have made a fortune from a chain of bakeries supplying bread for public rations, he seems to have been immensely proud of his position and riches.
(3/7) Indeed, his tomb is an architectural pun. Made of tufa and white marble, it takes the form of bakery equipment. The three rows of medallions at the top are dough-kneading bins on their sides, and the lower 'columns' are upright dough-bins stacked on top of one another.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/07/2021…
Pre-Columbian Latin Text Proves Early Knowledge of the Americas…

#MedievalHistory #europe #latin #translations
Extinction and origination patterns change after mass extinctions…

#MassExtinctions #consequences #evolution
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I know that sooner or later some of you (👀 @Arnold_Platon 😉 ) might ask: "is there a map?" so, I'm glad to tell you that there is! and a very telling one. 🧵 on words for '(sugar-free) plum jam' in #Romanian.
this map shows the approximate regional distribution of terms for "plum jam" based on material collected by Emil Petrovici from 1929 to 1938 for Atlasul lingvistic român II. it reflects varieties of spoken, non-urban #Romanian which, at the time, were still relatively free of...
the significant influence of the southern-based literary standard that came with expansion of literacy & mass-media after WWII. the map shows very nicely how receptive varieties of #Romanian were to borrowing from various languages as a result of #LanguageContact.
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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #languages and #cultures in #contact
In #Arabic we say: “Footprints indicate trajectory”, but I never thought that a wheel would reveal a culture. This is how #cultures can be traced through #languages. The reading made me feel like I am solving a puzzle more than exploring languages.
Think twice before starting to learn #English, cuz you’ll end up learning even more -- #German and #French, and more …
After all, it was the Anglo-Saxons and Normans who influenced the vocabulary!!
English is a mixed #language!
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#ADDER in #IndoEuropean: #Latin natrix, gen. sg. natrĭcis f. ‘water snake’, #OldIrish nathair, gen. sg. nathrach, #Welsh neidr, pl. nadredd, #OldCornish nader ‘snake’, #OldBreton natrolion pl. ‘basilisks’, #MiddleBreton nazr, azr, #ModernBreton naer ‘snake’, …
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#ProtoGermanic *nadraz m. (#Gothic nadrs, #OldNorse naðr, #Icelandic naður), *nēdrōn- f. (#OldEnglish nǣdre, #OldHighGerman nātara, #WestFrisian njirre), *nadrōn- f. (#MiddleEnglish nadder, adder, #OldNorse naðra, #MiddleDutch nadre, adre, #Dutch adder, #German Natter, Otter)
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What do an adder, an apron, and an orange have in common?

If it weren’t for the phenomenon of “rebracketing”, they would all three still be known as nadder, napron (cf. #French napperon), and norange (cf. #Spanish naranja).
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We Need To Protect #Türkiye From Suffering The Same Fate As #Andalusia !

By Yusuf Kaplan


#Islam #Erdoğan #Muslims #Ummah #OttomanEmpire #OsmanlıKhilafat #TheGreatOttomanState
Modern history represents how the #Secularist & #Capitalist #Europe was established while Islam & #IslamicCivilization was grounded to a halt .
After centuries of painful experiences Europe finally realized that it would establish itself on the stage of history unless it shattered the world-guiding global siege of Islamic civilization .
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Suppression des chiffres romains dans les cartels des musées comme le @MuseeLouvre ou le @museecarnavalet , jugés peu compréhensible par le public. Etes vous pour ou contre Henri 4, le 15e siècle, et l'abandon des chiffres romains? RT apprecié!
#teamRomains #latin
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THREAD #PopeFrancis gives rare interview to #Serbia semi-official daily @PolitikaOnline. But as "Francisko", a name that in Serbian evokes sombreroed Mexican bandits rather than @Pontifex. Who is responsible for this #Vatican PR disaster? None other than Papal Nuntius to Serbia/2
Appreciate if someone knows of a way to connect this thread together, in right order 1-9. Thanks
2/Archbishop Luciano Suriani who personally interfered into a linguistic/cultural issue in language/culture that he does not know or understand.
When elected, every #Pope takes a regnal name that is always in #Latin, official language of #HolySee. Since time immemorial every /3
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In this thread 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼students of #Literacies unit @MQLinguistics @Macquarie_Uni share what they've learned so far (1st quarter of semester)

Favorite facts about #literacy

#Literacy is dynamic, continually developing and unfolds in new and unexpected ways. Learning the inception of #writing and its trajectory to the forms we use now has me excited to observe how literacy continues to develop in the future…
I particularly was surprised by the fact that early prints were made to be similar to handwriting, I thought that was quite genius idea! Also, I liked the fact that printed #books were given to the people whose main job was to decorate them! Image
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Do you think #English is a linguistic juggernaut?

You're right but spare a thought for the #Latin #alphabet - the greatest linguistic superpower of all times

More #languages and people use the #Latin #script than all other scripts combined The world's 15 largest #lan...
#Languages that use the #Latin script have official or co-official status in many countries around the world
And the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals from 1968 ensures a prominent presence of the #Latin #alphabet in public spaces around the world Bilingual traffic signs on ...
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1) Thread: Does this intriguing Roman epitaph reveal a succession conspiracy playing out during this week in 117 AD? Marcus Ulpius Phaedimus, 28 year-old freedman and main attendant of the Roman emperor Trajan, died on 12 August 117....
2) Phaedimus was clearly a trusted servant of the Emperor, acting as Trajan's butler of sorts “tricliniarcha”, responsible for his food table and wine-service, and as secretary managing his imperial grants and benefits. Phaedimus was his closest attendant “Lictor Proximus”...
3) Mysteriously, Phaedimus died at Selinus (Gazipaşa, Turkey) on 12 August 117 AD, just four days after his master, the Emperor Trajan died there on 8 August supposedly of a stroke. Oddly, his epitaph breaks with tradition...
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Some fun facts for your #fragmentfriday: medieval Samaritans, caliphal tax officials, and #Latin terminological fossils in #Arabic. All converge in a Cairo geniza document from @theULSpecColl. T-S Ar. 38.117, a 12th cent...
2/This tattered yet beautiful Arabic parchment is a 12th c qadi court record. Legal documents from medieval Egypt were written on both parchment and paper after about 900, and on papyrus before that. (Here’s another 12th c parchment deed regarding a sharābī, a seller of potions.) Image
3/The Arabic deed is a bill of sale for part of a house in Fustat (?) from 1135. Fustatis were constantly subdividing their properties, like brownstones in NYC today. You would find 1/24 of a house leased out, tho not measured out as precisely in reality as in the court record.
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[LA] Quis hoc adagium ignoret, quod in multis linguis reperitur? Quod quidem adhibetur cum quis prima rerum fronte conspecta decipitur (antiquitus enim philosophi barbam gerere dicebantur).
#lingualatina #latin #sapientialatina #proverbialatina #latinedisco #scholalatina
Plutarchi locus afferri solet (“Quaestiones convivales”, 709b) velut fons, neque tamen ibi de proverbio agitur, quod nobis tradi potius videtur ab illo Arsenio, adagiorum collectore, cuius haec sunt verba: ἀπὸ πώγωνος φιλόσοφοι.
[EN] ‘Clothes don’t make the man’, ‘You can’t judge a book by its cover’ (but literally, ‘A beard doesn’t make a philosopher’: it was a commonplace in antiquity that philosophers normally sported a beard).
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/16/2020-2…

Capitalism's Case for Abolishing Billionaires - Evonomics…

#billionaires #capitalism
Using Evolutionary Social Science to Deal with Pandemics - Evonomics…

#social #coronavirus #evolutionary #complexity
Petroyuan’s stature grows on Shanghai exchange, helping world’s largest energy importer cut dependence on US dollars | South China Morning Post…

#petroyuan #oil #energy
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As in the early 19th century, the nature of #knowledge itself is being transformed in fundamental ways in the early 21st century

3 key challenges of contemporary #research #communication 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼… Image
During #Humboldt’s time, scientific inquiry and rational thought became foundational to the constitution of #knowledge. Today, we see the relegation of #science to one opinion among many, in debates over matters
ranging from #ClimateChange to #Vaccination… Image
During #Humboldt’s time, challenge for researchers was to develop new channels through which to communicate #knowledge. Today, challenge is for researchers to make their voices heard in the noise of social media communications 👉🏼dangerous #infodemic… Image
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1. St Landry (Landericus) of Paris was a bishop of Paris. He built a hospital dedicated to St Christopher, which later became the Hotel-Dieu de Paris. He died in 661.

The following are excerpts about St Landry from the book
#StLandry #Christianity Image
2."The Golden Legend or Lives of the Saints" by Jacobus de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, 1275, originally in #Latin, which apparently was the most widely read book (after the Bible) during the late Middle Ages:
#Bible #CatholicChurch #Christian #MiddleAges #medievaltwitter #book
3. St Landry was right glorious bishop of Paris. God that guided him brought him to Paris and there he was the first bishop, and there he ordained clerks and officers to serve the church. He was the twenty-seventh bishop after St Denis. He sat in the chair of the church
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The Melkite Qusta Ibn Luqa (c. 820-912) of Baalbek was one of the most prominent figures in the #ArabicTranslation movement rendering works esp in mathematics and astronomy 1/ ImageImageImage
One of his important original compositions was الرسالة في الفرق بين الروح والنفس that was rendered into #Latin as De differentia spiritus et animae by John of Seville (1100-1180) in Toledo in 1130 and was highly influential in #Baghdadi #Aristotelianism 2/ ImageImage
The Arabic was first edited in 1952 by Hilmi Ziya Ülken (d. 1974) and he pointed out the importance of Qusta as one bringing together the study of #philosophy and #medicine and contributing to medieval #psychology 3/
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Os transcribo un ingenioso acertijo en #Latín, recogido por @LilloRedonet en su entretenido libro #UnDíaEnPompeya, muy recomendable para nuestros alumnos:
(Ostia G0249)
Abro hilo ⬇️
Littera prima dolet,
iubet altera,
tertia mittit,
quarta docet,
facti quinta habet invidiam.
Littera prima dolet: a
iubet altera: s
tertia mittit: i
quarta docet: n
facti quinta habet invidiam: e
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Online museum archives thread 🧵 for self isolation.

AMAZING MUSEUMS all around the world 🌍🌎🌏 have web resources you can access 24 hours for FREE: #archaeology, #history, & #museum Twitter, let's find and share as many as we can!


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Thanks to @northbird_ellen, we also know about the FREE, online website for all Norwegian university museums. It's UNBELIEVABLY GOOD. You'll need a wee bit of Norwegian, but Ellen has that covered! 🎩tip: @slewisimpson


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Amis, ♥️ we now take you virtually from 🇳🇴 to 🇫🇷 and the wonderful #Roman #archaeology from the Chiragan villa, brought to you by the superb @MSR_Tlse. In French, but most browsers will have a translation option:

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