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Re: Desiring good English to Greek / Greek to English and English to Latin / Latin to English books

From:Nomad of Norad -- David C Hall <nomad-conlang@...>
Date:Thursday, June 5, 2008, 1:15
Following up on my previous reply to this message...

Edgard Bikelis wrote:
> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 12:28 AM, Nomad of Norad -- David C Hall < >> wrote: > >> Can someone point me to a good, fairly comprehensive, English to Greek >> dictionary? > > >
I've been pointed to other type-in-the-word-for-the-translation like this one, and have bookmarked them. I have now bookmarked this one.
>> And a good, fairly comprehensive, English to Latin dictionary? Ideally, >> the Greek one would need to tell me the word in Greek, followed by the >> pronunciation in English-style lettering, that is, transliterated into >> English. > > > I suggest you learning the greek alphabet... it's beautiful and not that > hard, in comparison to learning devanagari, for instance ; ). IPA is a must > too. Wikipedia helps me on that all the time... > > >> I came across one English to Greek, Greek to English book on >> that had a review on it warning that it wasn't really that great for >> translating stuff from English into Greek, because that particular book was >> much more heavily weighted towards Greek to English... :-/ > > > Learn a bit of both languages first... try Reading Greek and Reading Latin, > fine books... I prefer the second, though.
Would this be the READING GREEK books by Joint Association of Classical Teachers? I don't see a READING LATIN book by them, though. A search on brings up a few other books with a similar title to that, though. Do I want the ones by Peter V. Jones and Keith C. Sidwell, or should I dig deeper?
>> Oh yeah, and what's the best beginners book on learning the art of >> conlanging? :-D > > > I guess we need to know how a language works... then try to emulate, or > perhaps make it better ; ). I would suggest a good book on Linguistics, but > I don't remember any : /. > > Edgard.
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