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Re: [Pali] Re: Pali glossary & phraseology

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  • Piya Tan
    Dear Yong Peng, I only included only the English translation of common stock phrases which I use to drag and drop when they recur. As regard Bible Studies
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 10, 2003
      Dear Yong Peng,

      I only included only the English translation of common stock phrases which I
      use to drag and drop when they recur.

      As regard Bible Studies method, a few scholars have voiced that many of the
      methods used by biblical scholars and other scholars of early literature
      could be use for the Buddhist texts. There is also a new area of academic
      approach to the Buddhist texts, that is as "critical literature" (I can't
      remember what the exact term is).

      One example is a paper presented by a Canadian friend of mine, Joel
      Tatelman, that is a translation of the Pur.naavadaana:

      The Glorious Deeds of Purna : A Translation and Study of the
      Purnavadana/Joel Tatelman. Reprint. Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 2001, xii,
      228 p., ISBN 81-208-1807-5.
      "The avadana literature is the largest corpus of Sanskrit Buddhist texts
      available to us. By providing an annotated translation of, and applying the
      methods of literary criticism to, a first century account of the life of the
      saint Purna, the present study introduces the reader to the richness and
      complexity of a genre which has played an essential role in Buddhist
      self-understanding for over two thousand years." (jacket)



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <ypong001@...>
      To: <Pali@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 4:49 PM
      Subject: [Pali] Re: Pali glossary & phraseology

      > Dear Piya and friends,
      > I am zipped the files and upload them as
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Pali/files/palicentre/phraseology.zip
      > Piya, I've looked at the files and I do not really understand what it
      > is all about. I think you missed out the phrases, and only put in the
      > meaning and/or germane passage.
      > I agree with the part on living language and translation. An
      > interesting field study outside the buddhist circle is the
      > translation of the bible such as the TNIV. I don't really have much
      > to share but provide a link here for your pursual:
      > http://www.tniv.info/bible/sample.php
      > metta,
      > Yong Peng
      > --- In Pali@yahoogroups.com, Piya Tan wrote:
      > > For the purpose of a more standard work method, let me propose we
      > set up two important translation tools:
      > >
      > > (1) PALI GLOSSARY.
      > > Whatever new or difficult words, terms (not more than 2-3 words) or
      > short phrase (but not compound words) that you come across list
      > them alphabetically (in the Indian order) and define them. For the
      > happiness of all, you could include all suggestions listed
      > alphabetically. Do this after as soon as you known the English word/s
      > for those Pali words.
      > >
      > > (2) PALI PHRASEOLOGY
      > > "Phraseology" usually means how one uses a word or words, but here
      > I mean "a list of stock phrases" (perhaps someone might know a more
      > technically exact term here). I have attached (or enclosed) my small
      > phraseology here.
      > > Just a random list for the moment.
      > >
      > > I hope everyone will contribute ideas and translations here, but I
      > suggest we leave out the bizarre or uncivil words.
      > >
      > > Please note that nothing is final, and it is up to the translator
      > or editor to choose his words wisely. And our choices often change
      > over time, even if Pali remains constant. Living language is always a
      > variable.
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