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Is Your Girlfriend A Lesbian? [Pic]

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Is Your Girlfriend A Lesbian? [Pic]. An easy-to-follow flowchart that will instantly identify your girlfriend as a lesbian... or not.
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OrangeCrow
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1208 Posts
Sunday, April 25, 2010 6:01:16 AM
0.o What's up with the massive posts?

... Oh it`s Angillion.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11029 Posts
Saturday, April 24, 2010 9:36:41 AM
A) You don't need to explain transliteration (you pompous a**).


Your posts made it clear you didn`t know what it was, so I did have to explain it.

[quote] but the conventional "Lesbos" still stands with scholars as the agreed upon pronunciation from the ancient, which is where the word lesbian was derived from.[/quote]

Check when the word `lesbian` was first used in English to refer to homosexuality between women.

It`s not an ancient word. It`s a fairly modern one.

GabrielJames
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 9 Posts
Saturday, April 24, 2010 6:14:58 AM
@Angilion:
A) You don't need to explain transliteration (you pompous a**).
B) "But I don`t speak modern Greek, let alone the relevant version of ancient Greek. Do you?" Um, actually, I do know ancient Greek but as FinalReport said:
C) "...we have NO MEANS OF KNOWING how the Ancient Greeks pronounced their words." The word in ancient Greek is spelled with a beta, however, which leads me to reiterate that it is spelled Lesbos. Throughout the centuries Greek letters have changed so that in modern Greek beta now makes a "v" sound. When you transliterate into English NOW it is Lesvos, but the conventional "Lesbos" still stands with scholars as the agreed upon pronunciation from the ancient, which is where the word lesbian was derived from.
D) We`ll just have to agree to disagree on this, considering that you`ve already stated that you DON`T KNOW THE LANGUAGE.

FinalReport
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 28 Posts
Friday, April 23, 2010 10:17:53 PM
Hi, I have studied Attic Greek (Ancient Greek), and I would like to add that we have NO MEANS OF KNOWING how the Ancient Greeks pronounced their words. There are no recordings to refer to. Therefore, we can only rely on the modern pronunciations. In my greek class, we would always pronounce the letter "beta" with a "b" sound. Beta is the letter in question here, and the greek would be pronounced (formally, and by my class at least) as "Lesbos". Also, and formally again, the "v" sound did not exist. The character "v" in the Greek alphabet instead was called "nu" and pronounced as "n".
BUT there is a sigma before the letter beta, and this might suggest a change the pronunciation of the "bee" sound to more of "ve" sound in conversation. This would then be something similar to a contraction, a colloquial change in the pronunciation just because it makes it easier to say. (try saying "ss&quo

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11029 Posts
Friday, April 23, 2010 7:24:17 PM
Regardless of whether or not that's what he`s talking about, Latin had a "b" as well. Why would they spell it with a "v"?


Because it`s the right transliteration in English. We`re talking about English here, not Latin.

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