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Day: September 6, 2016
What are some funny Greek swear words that are not offensive?
This question has been sitting lonely in my in-queue for a very very long time. In order to address it, I have seen fit to google a couple of funny swear words, and I came across this delightful thread: melontikos ploiarxos . Someone on that education forum was graduating from a maritime college, and asking […]
Is it possible to be fluent in Lojban?
As it turns out, I’m the person who has been accused of being a fluent Lojban speaker the earliest on. The answer is yes, it is possible. With some provisos. The vocabulary is small, and you don’t want to be coining new predicates on the fly if you can help it. Especially if you need […]
How long did it take you to learn Esperanto? What methods are available to learn it?
A2A: long time ago, I was 13, and I don’t clearly remember, but I think I was up and running within a month. Answered 2016-09-06 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/How-long-did-it-take-you-to-learn-Esperanto-What-methods-are-available-to-learn-it/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]
Does the pejorative meaning of the word Silly “to pray, holy” have any relation with the word Wasilas “priest” in ancient Greece?
OK. This is still A2A clearing out season. (I’m almost done, because for some reason Quora is throttling my unanswered legacy A2As.) I’m not aware of basileus “ruler, king” being used in Ancient Greek to mean “priest”, or of any hint of Caesaropapism/conflation of the sacred and the secular in the word. I’m not an […]