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Rcs (Rcs)
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Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 9:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Neither could Beethoven.
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Is the title relevant?
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Is the title relevant? Yes. The puzzle is about something that neither the Romans nor Beethoven could have known.
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Could Shakespeare? Could Hemingway?
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Could Shakespeare? No, but irrel. Could Hemingway? Possibly, but irrel.
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Interesting statement: most intrigued.

Are we talking here about the famous LvB (1770-1827)?

And not the St Bernard of that name?

Is Beethoven's deafness relevant? If so, is this why he could not have known this thing?

The Romans could not have known:

about what might happen to something of their invention? Such as straight roads? Aqueducts?

[Insert Monty Python List of Things the Romans have done for us]

Is it relevant that the Latin language contains no words for "yes" and "no"? (This, of course, is why the Romans had many fora but no Lateral Puzzles Forum.) Is the Latin language actually relevant at all?
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The results of the 2008 presidential election?
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Interesting statement: most intrigued.

Are we talking here about the famous LvB (1770-1827)? Yes.

And not the St Bernard of that name? No.

Is Beethoven's deafness relevant? If so, is this why he could not have known this thing? No to both.

The Romans could not have known:

about what might happen to something of their invention? Yope. Such as straight roads? Aqueducts? None of these.

[Insert Monty Python List of Things the Romans have done for us] Roman numerals.

Is it relevant that the Latin language contains no words for "yes" and "no"? (This, of course, is why the Romans had many fora but no Lateral Puzzles Forum.) Is the Latin language actually relevant at all? No, not relevant.

The results of the 2008 presidential election? Not even close.
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Is the numbering of symphonies relevant? I've read that the 9th and 10th symphonies are considered unlucky and that many composers avoid doing them... something like this?
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Is the numbering of symphonies relevant? Yes. I've read that the 9th and 10th symphonies are considered unlucky and that many composers avoid doing them... something like this? But not that.
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Anything to do with the Fifth Symphony (Symphonie V) having the morse code for V (...-) as its opening motif? A pretty coincidence I'd never thought of before.
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Anything to do with the Fifth Symphony (Symphonie V) having the morse code for V (...-) as its opening motif? A pretty coincidence I'd never thought of before. YES!!! That's exactly right.

***********************SPOILER*******************

Darn. Didn't think that would go so fast.
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Yes, but an absolutely brilliant puzzle. Really, really, wish I'd thought of it.

And I'm sorry about the Python list. That was just a joke. I didn't even know the numerals were in there. Not one of their finer achievements, imho. Imagine, say, modern computing if we were using those. They are handy for chord analysis though. :-)
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I had know idea what that Python list was about (I haven't seen that sketch). It probably didn't include Roman numerals. I just gave you that one because I thought you were trying to use a LTPF list or something. I should have asked you to clarify that one a little first.
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Wow, I'd never though of that.

Also,
Is it relevant that the Latin language contains no words for "yes" and "no"?
Is this really possible? Are there therefore no questions in Latin?
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Is this really possible? Are there therefore no questions in Latin?

No exact single-word equivalent, but you can work around it. So if someone asks a question beginning Scisne? (Do you know?) you can answer scio vero (indeed I know), ita vero (indeed so), nescio or haud scio an ... (I don't know [whether]) and lots of variants of this idea. I've forgotten most of them.
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Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm sure there are a lot of other people who couldn't have known that, either.

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