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The reality of the really real real stuf. [Aug. 1st, 2002|10:20 am]
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οντος όντα? οντως όντα? I feel so fucking illiterate somedays.
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2002-08-01 09:39 am (UTC)

confused

ontos onta, with a hat over the second o and a grave over the o. Wondering how to spell it in greek. Wondering whats the difference between omega and omicron. I'm on this kick, that if you're going to use a foreign word, you should be prepared to spell it correctly, and that means Unicode, mostly. How else do we ever have the hope of having an international web, if people don't spell things correctly? קבלה for instance.
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2002-08-01 10:11 am (UTC)

Re: Hell no! :)

Which makes sense, but קבלה is definitely not כבלה.
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2002-08-01 11:22 am (UTC)

Re: Hell no! :)

That's my point. ק is not k, c or q. it is ק, and should be spelled that way. That's the "easiest" thing to do.
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From: ecosystem
2002-08-01 01:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Hell no! :)

Oh, you קrazy קabalists.

What are you trying to say in Greek? ος is a common genitive singular ending (as in kakadaimonos).
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[User Picture]From: hbergeronx
2002-08-01 02:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Hell no! :)

I'm trying to find proper written greek words, for the purpose of electronic search and for proper written quotes. What triggered all this was the following excerpt

What was basic in the Metaphysics was something for which a word did not exist in Greek philosophy. A modern word has been coined from Greek, however: "Ontology", for the philosophical discipline that is the first and principle part of metaphysics. "Ontology" (ontologia) means "talking" (-logia) about "being" (ôn / onto-). This is literally what Parmenides did, as will be seen below -- to talk about Being. More generally, "ontology" is the theory about what is real. It is often said to be the study of "Being qua Being," or of what Aristotle called the ontôs ónta, the "beingly beings," or most real things. This is why the popular meaning of "metaphysics" is incorrect. Any theory that is an answer to the question, "What is real?" is an ontological, and so metaphysical, theory. That is true whether one answers "spirits" or even "matter." Materialism is just as much metaphysics as its denial. Indeed, in a Physics class, little attention is going to paid to the question, "What is real?"

Talking about Being, Parmenides founds abstract metaphysics. There are other disciplines that later (as in Aristotle) fall into metaphysics: especially cosmology, the theory of the structure and history of the universe, natural theology, theories about God based on reason rather than revelation, and rational psychology, the rational metaphysics of the soul.


(from here.)

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