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**How they played a major role in the history of a region, e.g. [[Anglo-Saxon Chronicles]], Church [[Latin]]
 
**How they played a major role in the history of a region, e.g. [[Anglo-Saxon Chronicles]], Church [[Latin]]
 
- [[User:Cian|Cian Gillebhrath]] 23:37, 12 Jan 2006 (CST)
 
- [[User:Cian|Cian Gillebhrath]] 23:37, 12 Jan 2006 (CST)
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*Actually I'd be interested in some basic info on how the language was spoken, were anyone skilled enough to write such. But it definately needs the background data Cian lists too. (what use writing about ancient Livonian, if no-one knows where Livonia is) I can see the following reenactor uses:
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**basic prononciation (eg how do I pronounce that name, how does the pronounciation differ from it's modern decendants/modern english)
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**basic phrases (how can I say something grovy in persona. Things like counting, time words, etc seem cool too)
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**reading simple words from a manuscript (eg labels above a persons head in a picture, headings of a section)
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**interesting concepts unique to the language translated (eg battlecries, drinking shout words, proverbs, things that give insight into the people, etc)
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**basic grammar and vocab can probably be explained using the above as examples
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**we don't need to re-invent the wheel - where other guides exist (especially online ones), it is appropriate to give a brief summary (and info a non-academic might need to know) and a link.
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*The above is just a discussion of my thoughts on what i see as useful - we welcome all kinds of info.
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*My discussion has been based on the assumption that when you say eg. greek, you are talking about a form of the language used pre 1600. For modern greek my discussion would be limited to how it relates to ancient forms, and phrases to help you translate modern academic papers or webpages.
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[[User:Tiff|Tiff]] 08:41, 13 Jan 2006 (CST)

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