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13114RE: [Authentic_SCA] documentation for A&S?

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  • Jeff Gedney
    Oct 1, 2001
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      On Saturday, September 29, 2001 8:31 AM, andrea@...
      [SMTP:andrea@...] wrote:
      > This question is for people who do research on cultures in whic they
      > don't speak the language. Is it normally acceptable to use published
      > English translations of primary sources written in another langauge?
      > Giovanna

      As long as you acknowlegde that it is no longer a primary source (unless
      you include the original).
      It is now secondary.
      Translation requires interpretation, and early languages in particular may
      have mutated such that translations may not convey the original intent of
      the author.

      Elias Gedney
      Studium doscendi volutate quae cogi non potest constat.
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