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Re: Kapcon Tshirt design

Postby Anarchangel » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:48 am

Joker wrote:
Anarchangel wrote:φ (phi) is a Greek symbol for 21.

The 21st Kapcon would be "Kapcon πρῶτος καὶ εἰκοστός"

I like this concept, but I'm not sure I understand this...

Have I lost part of the thread? I can't see a use of phi above here.

And what does the greek text after Kapcon mean...


Apparently I was too concise.

As I said, "Kapcon πρῶτος καὶ εἰκοστός" means "The 21st Kapcon".

I brought the phi up because people were talking about using a lambda, which seemed be using a Greek symbol for the sake of a Greek symbol. Phi actually has an appropriate meaning in this context (i.e. 21).
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Re: Kapcon Tshirt design

Postby Alasdair » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:45 am

Maybe someone can do something with this vase.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exekias
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Re: Kapcon Tshirt design

Postby IdiotSavant » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:11 pm

I like the second one.
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Re: Kapcon Tshirt design

Postby Joker » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:48 am

Mike Sands wrote:No "this is KAPCON!!!" slogan?

PS. I am fully aware that this would be a terrible idea.


What if we could do "This is Kapcon!" in Greek...

Or even in greek is that too corny?
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Re: Kapcon Tshirt design

Postby housemonkey » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:52 am

Perhaps we could use this picture with the caption "Guess who's turning 21?"
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Re: Kapcon Tshirt design

Postby Joker » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:03 am

Question about phi as representing 21...

is it the lowercase or the upper case that represents 21? Or either?

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Re: Kapcon Tshirt design

Postby Joker » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:17 am

Hmmm, after doing a bit of research, it seems that the Greeks didn't use phi to represent 21.

It was the 21st letter in the alphabet.

http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/numbers/greek/index.htm

So according to the above, 21 would have been written as kappa alpha.

Phi stood for 500.

I can't find anything (in my 15 minute search) that indicates that phi is 21.

Have I missed something?

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Re: Kapcon Tshirt design

Postby Anarchangel » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:53 am

Ancient Greek mathematics isn't my subject area, so I'm not sure how they did it in that context, but in the context of chapter numbers, phi is used for 21 (e.g. look at the Loeb edition of the Iliad). This is possibly a difference between cardinal and ordinal systems, or it could be a chronological variation. Like I said, it's a method of writing 21, not the method.

Joker wrote:is it the lowercase or the upper case that represents 21? Or either?


I'm not sure about that.
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Re: Kapcon Tshirt design

Postby Anarchangel » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:59 am

Going with the kappa alpha method, does allow the cute play on letters, "καpcon". If you accentuated the "greekness" of the κα with a serif-y or italicised font (like the one on Adrexia's LJ) it would be pretty cool.
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