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Language posts and filter

Since languages are a hobby of mine and this is my lj, I decided to keep track of the random words and other language tidbits I pick up here as well. But realizing that this interests either no one or one I can recall at the moment, I'll create an extra filter for that. If anyone wants to be on it, just comment and let me know. I won't be offended if this doesn't interest you at all.

A question: Does anyone know how to get non-Latin scripts posted to lj when using Semagic? Or do you have to use the website for to do that?
More general question: not sure if any of you ever work with (Ancient) Greek, how do you go about typing it? I simply use Word's Greek font, but there are probably more professional ways to go about it.


stumbled upon this morning:
la jarre - jar
le cachet - seal
le canope - the jury is still out on that, some kind of urn thing probably
la risée - laughing stock
l'huard (m) - some kind of bird or fish, more likely bird since it it said ORNITH.

cahoots - Questionable collaboration; secret partnership: an accountant in cahoots with organized crime. from www.dictionary.com
providential - Of or resulting from divine providence. or - Happening as if through divine intervention; opportune (tere the context in which I read it doesn't fit that meaning at all. Oh well.)

ETA:
Reading up on the Red Crescent ( http://www.ifrc.org/) , the word crescent came up
crescent - The figure of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, with concave and convex edges terminating in points. (www.dictionary.com)
crescent (moon) - der Halbmond - le croissant de lune - la media luna (? - guessing) - crescente (if going for the adjective ) or la mezzaluna
kompetent - even though I saw it spelled with a d yesterday, Duden spells it with t (Ihr komptender Partner -- heh, don't tell me that's right after all )
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