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Re: Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US presidential race

My knowledge of Latin/Greek is basically only the word roots we encounter all 
the time. In US public schools (at least where I'm at) the only languages 
taught are French, German (what i took), and Spanish. I wish I had learned a 
second language at an early age. But you can still get by very well with 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Heinrich Mallison" <heinrich.mallison@googlemail.com>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 4:00:26 PM
Subject: Re: Sauropodz r kewl WAS: silly conversation on 2012 US presidential 

7 years of Latin here. Barely enough to stumble through De Bello
Gallico today, and catch plural-errors (mani instead of manus) in
No Greek, though - that's all Greek to me!
Dr. Heinrich Mallison
Abteilung Forschung
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut
für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Invalidenstrasse 43
10115 Berlin
Office phone: +49 (0)30 2093 8764
Email: heinrich.mallison@gmail.com
Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt.
Gaius Julius Caesar

On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 9:52 PM, Andreas Johansson <andreasj@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM, Mike Keesey <keesey@gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
>> 1) The so-called "classical" European languages (Latin, Greek) aren't
>> taught as widely any more. (Everyone here who's taken a class in one
>> of them, raise your hand. How about both?)
> *raises hand*
> Took a Latin class at Uni, back in the palaeozoic haze of the middle
> of the first decade of the third millennium.
> No Greek, tho, beyond some self-study.
> --
> Andreas Johansson
> Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?