11051Re: "自然農法 (shizen nōhō)" (was Re: Read this book?)
- Sep 17, 2010Dear Vargan,
In Japanese, no -- not in Japanese, at least.
"自然農法 (shizen nōhō)".
See Japanese-English dictionary entries, and a a full clarification in my
subsequent posts, of which all posts where delayed a very little -- no worries
about the delay.
And incidently, Japanese has differences from Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese or
See for instance links in the wikipedia page
I commend to you the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, having at least just
individual words, but often much more, in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and often
in Tibetan and Sanskrit too -- Sanskrit helps alot in getting to the
meant-meaning of Buddhist words.
etcetera, etcetera. --sorry it's 1:05am here and i've been very busy writing all
day since about 9:30am
Good night!!! from Oz. (Hence sorry if this messages writing is poor quality
articulation also, i'm too tired just now for much, but feel the need to
south eastern Oz.
From: Vargan <novrooz@...>
Sent: Fri, 17 September, 2010 1:33:18 AM
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] shizen nÅ�hÅ� (was Re: Read this book?)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Jason Stewart <macropneuma@...> wrote:
"I'm speaking pedantically (&
scientifically) when i say: misunderstanding losses in translation from the
Japanese by the English phrase "natural farming"; Given that the Japanese is the
same phrase shizen nōhō 自然農法, in both Fukuoka Masanobu sensei's and Okada
Mokichi's (Japanese) writings. "
If I am not mistaken, in Chinese language you can distinguish adjective from
noun only by its place in the collocation. The same word is adjective if it is
used before, and noun if it is used after.
English language tends to the same approach: you can see than the collocations
"forest deer" and "deer forest" consist of the same words but they differs in
meaning only because of the order of the words.
Perhaps there is the same in Japanese language.
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