Thursday, November 10, 2011

θαυμάζω

Sorry, can't help myself. The title is the NT Greek word that is pronounced "Thaumazo" and means, "I wonder at, marvel".

There are three bike-riding things that I am wondering at and are marvellous. In fact, I'm not certain which surprises me most:

1. I managed to ride my bike up the hill from home towards town. It was my nemesis during high school, and I wasn't going to even try this for a couple of weeks. But I managed to do it.

2. I remembered the combination on my bike lock. I've just passed 20 years since high school, and I can remember those particular three digits in order.

3. I have bones in my bottom. I didn't think they would come anywhere near contact with the bike seat, but they do. Wow.

And on a lighter note, a quiz: "Which Queen song is most appropriate for my new cycling phase?"

And the chance that I really want an answer to that?

4 comments:

Crazy Sister said...

Yep. Those bones. Need a WIIIIIDE seat for comfort! There goes another $30...

LOL at the Queen song!

Emily Sue said...

If you'd had my Greek teacher you'd pronounce that 'thaumazaw', because she was thingy about omega being pronounced AWmega (emphasis firmly on first syllable). It was odd, but I'm so conditioned I can't change now.

And I'm sure you are referring to "We are the Champions"... right?? ;-)

Hippomanic Jen said...

Okay, Emily Sue, I get a bit confused between NT and Classical at the best of times, but NT omega is pronounced more like "ow" in "throw", than "aw". But then, the CD is by an American lecturer, so my accent may well be deplorable.

I also transliterated, rather than giving the pronunciation. My bad.

Emily Sue said...

That was a comment about my weird lecturer and her insistence on a pronunciation I'd never heard. I wasn't having a go at your transliteration! And she was Welsh, so if we take my Welsh lecturer and your American lecturer and try to meet somewhere in the middle we'll either be close to the right pronunciation or it will be such an awful mish-mash that no one will be able to understand us when we build our time machine and travel back to first century Greece.