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kiana (كيانا) @pseudoetymology she/her 🏳️‍🌈 london

classics and german @mertoncollege / self proclaimed word nerd / currently (re)reading: Calvino’s the Baron in the Trees

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Joined Twitter 2/1/20


Nobody: Julius Caesar: https://t.co/rFawgAuOqc
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11/24
2020
(You know we’re a nerdy bunch at college when all the first years stayed back and talked about it for two hours after the session)Read the Derveni papyrus in Greek reading group... I would like my brain cells back please...
11/23
2020
the Western Canon? yeah, i've heard of it https://t.co/LpVmHmEnZq
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11/22
2020
Oh my 🥺 In case anyone didn’t know, I’m going to be running an intro to classics course for people who are interest… https://t.co/miZMvj3WGm
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11/20
2020
Ok I literally got TikTok just for this, so you all better enjoy it. https://t.co/KxDAorclWx https://t.co/Yl13IHaffc
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11/18
2020
@hellllenism Maya no 😭
11/11
2020
The Old Warden’s Lodgings in Merton Street still has an autumnal glow this afternoon ⁦@MertonCollege⁩ #Oxford https://t.co/ytKSJSwS5f
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11/10
2020
5th week mood https://t.co/wqxCps936p
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11/9
2020
@LukeJSD I really do love him! And Mayer’s CUP introduction is giving me even more reason toCollege is putting on Latin and Greek reading classes as well (Horace Odes I and Ion respectively) which means that… https://t.co/rmt1vFyjNnIn order to preempt Week 5 blues, I’ve decided to really knuckle down this weekend, and part of that has meant maki… https://t.co/De7JXa5lwW
11/7
2020
@eljtdkn Amazing!! Congratulations
11/3
2020
It’s such a blessing that @hellllenism has her tutes at Merton this term so we can have a stroll every Friday just… https://t.co/9GHMtbXz5y
10/30
2020
After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine I surprised my closest inner circle with… https://t.co/RUfXBvNfjs
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10/28
2020
The real reason is that I’ve managed to watch lectures about Grassman’s law, metre and intertextuality, have conver… https://t.co/0kiMvxF2f8people in college: why study classics? me: because I can read sentences like this and still feel vaguely scholarly https://t.co/1wg83PXr6G
10/27
2020
We have a new post on our blog about what it's like to be #NewInAntiquity at the moment. We spoke to some first-yea… https://t.co/ijevWymdXW
Retweeted by kiana (كيانا) @acburgar This looks wonderful!!
10/23
2020
tfw the zoom call ends https://t.co/86eulURC8e
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10/21
2020
every day I open my silly little computer and look up my silly little vocabulary on william whitaker's silly little words
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10/18
2020
Update: I’m now watching the Latin language lectures which I didn’t have access to before (Canvas operates on its o… https://t.co/qR7x2Vz1o8
10/17
2020
@hellllenism Then my work here is done @SimonPulleyn , of tense etc, but of course that is hard to define so I’m doing it based on what puzzles me and wha… https://t.co/QZ9aiByj0x @SimonPulleyn It forms part of my work for MILC Latin classes. One of our prescribed texts in DBG 1 and our study o… https://t.co/0jLH8NslYRme: I love grammar! I love how linguistically rigorous the Oxford course is! Give me all Gildersleeve & Lodge has t… https://t.co/yUnbdOtIb4
10/16
2020
I must add I expected nothing to come out of my submissions so this is a very pleasant surprise. The poem was borne… https://t.co/zhpW86Jt46Some nice news to start off Week 1 is that a poem of mine has been published by the online journal Rue Scribe, of U… https://t.co/IiFUyyDFF0
10/13
2020
@hellllenism they’re so fun to chant you’ll come round one day @hellllenism Maya what has it ever done to you???covid symptoms? haha no i have Ovid symptoms: crying and throwing my dictionary at the wall after approx 15 lines of metamorphoses
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10/11
2020
monk: just a normal letter ‘K’ please scribe: https://t.co/Ls1c8S0Vhd
Retweeted by kiana (كيانا) @badphilologist Yes I saw !Also special mention must go to @badphilologist’s Tocharian summary notes! Thank you!! @merelinguist how have I not seen you yet :(( @_amyhowell Haha perhaps I should give that a go !!this prediction was in fact incorrect, it’s the millions of post it pads dotted around my desk and my book stand ke… https://t.co/pIr05xihzZWent on a lovely socially distanced walk with my first year DoS around Chch meadows and discussed my plans for Mods… https://t.co/tPQaKHSEwh
10/9
2020
Happy belated #TehranDay! Here are some of my favourite shots from my trip some years ago 📸 a vibrant, exciting cit… https://t.co/PnhwXSWq5D
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10/7
2020
@badphilologist Haha, seeing the email list made me feel very out of my depth but excited nonetheless!
10/6
2020
@edenton21 haha yes ofc!(the straw hat was part of the uniform, and we had a felt hat for later winter months - they were clearly preparing… https://t.co/MbNqSUL1suHad my biometric residence session this morning for my citizenship documents and then dashed to college to make it… https://t.co/QKRV7EQQ1q
10/5
2020
my aunt: so, X cousin is completing his maths PhD, Y cousin has two years left of art history in Geneva, and of cou… https://t.co/DMQS1dc9XB
10/3
2020
@beethovenswife you’re too kind to me :)) @FrederickArmour Thank you!!I went home and my 30 years and counting glasses-wearing father informed me mine were ridiculously dirty so.. I have a lot to learnAfter eighteen years of being miraculously exempt of the extremely premature child curse of bad eyesight, I have no… https://t.co/fPIj9CJoAc @agoranomos This is ridiculous, I’m so sorry that happened to you. If it helps just a smidge, seeing your presence… https://t.co/EB7GqXLR74
10/1
2020
@badphilologist Too true, too true. This account has turned into complaint central because of it, but it’s an all consuming process!
9/29
2020
#OldEnglish #WOTD: cwylla, m.n: a well, spring. (KWUL-la / ˈkwɝl-la) Image: Digest of Justinian; Italy (Bologna), e… https://t.co/Tx6abqtsK5
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9/27
2020
As a way to tidy up my laptop a bit, I’ve created a folder entitled ‘Important Memes’ and it’s essentially just a c… https://t.co/UCmQc4EiIb @bacchicwhining I put some pdfs on a USB just to make space for my favourite memes... what does this say about me
9/26
2020
@stickyflo_ don’t forget its linguist cousin wiktionary!!! @miaportman thank you!!you’ll spot a mistake in the georgics iv quote if you look closely enough (ought to be referebant without another ‘… https://t.co/jPLjVwpPSRWhen university packing and pages of untranslated Lysias and Cicero beckon, my brain resorts to one thing and one t… https://t.co/i6ZL6g1U7q
9/25
2020
Taught my #Coptic students how to use Crum's dictionary and used my favorite Coptic loanword as an example ϩⲁⲗⲱⲙ -… https://t.co/sxQr7TSsg1
Retweeted by kiana (كيانا)Does anyone have advice for an incoming Oxford undergrad looking to get involved in student journalism in one way o… https://t.co/acsNbJa0I5
9/23
2020
@houndvoices I haven’t got round to doktor faustus yet but I’m so baffled that y12 me thought she could get through… https://t.co/3hodrMlsPN @houndvoices My dad did the exact same to me except with Stefan Zweig’s Schachnovelle 👀I’m finally going to learn about the origins of https://t.co/CiQflHCBhC but not how to avoid its barrage of emails !a lovely tube station book-swap find + beautiful grade II listed surroundings = me finally learning the meaning of… https://t.co/vOxXHHOk9r
9/22
2020
Ok, LET'S GO! First up we have Rudābeh -رودابه-, princess of Kābolestān. She falls in love w/ the paladin Zāl thro… https://t.co/TkZM9uHrud
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9/21
2020
@hellllenism shame we didn’t have more time for the lysistrata illustrations, but I had a lovely time :) @hellllenism beware the beardsley foetus !!
9/20
2020
Transcription of Proto-Italo-Romance Voynich MS has been located! 😂😂 https://t.co/5TXLGYHKHf
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9/19
2020
@_amyhowell if it’s not in the bujo, it doesn’t exist...but seriously in what world did I have enough time in Sixth Form to theme the week’s spreads based on what I’d been… https://t.co/5ejyoCHR1owhat is the only thing that is going to keep my life together in Michaelmas and why is it my bullet journal? @sabcjz doing What Maisie Knew for A level was... an experience haha good luck !
9/18
2020
@libbyfeet Shameful I know...I WAS DECEIVED. Jane Austen’s Letters, 19 June 1799. The breakfast deception. https://t.co/MFPbgZtxVj
Retweeted by kiana (كيانا) @merelinguist Happy birthday!! 🥳🥳
9/17
2020
@bacchicwhining ich würde es nur ein problem nennen, wenn du mit mir diese pdfs nicht teilst @bacchicwhining no why would you ever stop reading about the man who wrote the famous words ‚Er aber, sag‘s ihm, er… https://t.co/ZoQZ8yyPtx
9/16
2020
@FrederickArmour And in a test designed to be answered with words or short phrases as multiple choice, it is not a… https://t.co/w8lCiw1eMB @FrederickArmour Thank you for bringing the article up. I certainly noticed a distinct and appalling lack of accoun… https://t.co/Fg6sRpHUfKPassed this today and I’m not sure how knowing that Charles II hid in an oak tree counts as a measure of Britishnes… https://t.co/Go9s9dPe8M
9/15
2020
@hikowo @bacchicwhining I should like to die a swift death these are atrocious. So much rubbish to wade through to… https://t.co/DZ4g5Rlsef @hikowo @bacchicwhining when did I have this stroke of genius, pray tell?
9/13
2020
Printed the script of "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” on top of Latin notes by mistake and the result is art. https://t.co/Jw2ryeF0bV
Retweeted by kiana (كيانا) @agoranomos Noo why !! I won’t say my full surname but the ‘kh’ sound has always been the one to stump people...I sound dramatic but it honestly reached the point that my year waited with bated breath when we got a new Head in… https://t.co/K69D8V6qf8Seeing all these tweets about names/nicknames has made me realise that I could do a thread just containing the misp… https://t.co/2wffvRU7ih
9/12
2020
Some y12 students asked me for help with their applications, Oxford or not, and I have to edit my PS before I email… https://t.co/brKhBmohKjI sent off my UCAS application less than a year ago and even I can’t bear looking back at my PS https://t.co/392vIfdwMkLOOK YOU CAN LOVE BOOKS AND STILL DOG EAR THEM I AM TIRED OF BEING DEMONIZED
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9/10
2020
Ah, medieval manuscripts - what‘s not to love?! @BLMedieval @BL_HebrewMSS Harley 5699 f. 189v https://t.co/u9MM4XGMIF
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9/9
2020
@harryestinhorto I need the closure honestly — it was actually painful taking the Habs out of my Instagram bio... b… https://t.co/MPGlpiwG9l @merelinguist Haha the only one I was happy to read was that the library is up and (for the most part) running ! @badphilologist ‘Why would you say something so controversial and yet so brave?’(That being said I am still using their JSTOR subscription before Michaelmas starts so I shouldn’t speak too soon)I really need my secondary school to take me off the Upper 6 emailing list ... I do not need a reminder that Cross… https://t.co/8SOKRBXiveNeedless to say her petition proved very popular throughout the year and my efforts landed me the role of etymology… https://t.co/zkag0TFEDXEvery so often I remember that fateful week in Year 10 when a girl in my year started an online petition to change… https://t.co/2BL9Kvs73J
9/8
2020
On the SCS Blog, a moving essay about Latin grammar and reading Ovid virtually in the age of COVID-19 by Prof. Hila… https://t.co/lFBuUWzQHz
Retweeted by kiana (كيانا)I have just found the best book in the whole world. It is a German grammar book from 1913. Stick with me... A THREAD https://t.co/z3brpD8Wpz
Retweeted by kiana (كيانا)Lydia Davis in the new Paris Review sums it up for so many of us...🤔😩🤣💀 https://t.co/XukBdxXGpy
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9/7
2020
A pdf from JSTOR which I will never have time to read https://t.co/BkZQLNfST4
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9/6
2020

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