- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "janahooks" <janahooks@y...>
> Heh-I am currently letting a varigated jasmine and a wildblackberry
> duke it out over my mailbox post. I think they will just cancelGoing down to the Post Office to pick up mail is about the extent of
> each other out.
my social interaction in the community, but I DO have a split-rail
fence, and I've toyed with the idea of letting some of the posts go
natural like that. Back in April, before they bulldozed the
remaining wooded lots north of me (and while I could identify the
vines by the flowers), I filled numerous pots and buckets with some
of the Carolina Jasmine (jessamine) that was growing next to my
property. Even most of the tender sprigs seem to have survived the
potting, and a couple came from the mother load . . . still sprouting
from vine "trunks" that are bigger around than my thumb. I can't
wait to decide where it will all go.
I wonder if I could get someone to engineer a wire cage over my
house, around the perimeter of the lot? It could be like one giant
topiary foundation. The birds and wildlife would have their habitat
back, and I could reach out the kitchen window to pluck blackberries,
and the added foliage filtering out sunlight would make it easier to
sleep during the day. Hmmmm, since I haven't managed to find a
habitable cave yet, this may well be the next best thing, Jana,
especially after I had to rule out building a moat because of the
threat of mosquitoes and zoning ordinances! "Chez Ger" could simply
become "Br'er Ger's Briar Patch." That has potential, but I think I
need to sleep on it (which is my answer to everything these days).
> The thing that always bugged me about it was that it onlyYeah, I'll get right on that, Jana. LOL
> amplified "key words". So, even though they are translating from
> the original, the translators are still making a judgment call on
> what is considered "key" in a passage. Of course, I know the thing
> would be completely unreadable if they went after everything. So,
> I see what you mean about wanting sort of a Gnostic version. Gee,
> Gerry, when do you suppose you can get that published for us? Drop
> one of those jobs and get a grant... :)
You have indeed identified the problem. What would be keywords for
one approach would not have the same meaning for another, so
those "judgment calls" are inextricably linked to the agenda of the
given perspective. For me, I would mostly be happy to see certain
Greek terms simply left untranslated, just as we intersperse posts
here with words like pneuma and psyche. It's not likely though that
we'll find a biblical publishing house that would be interested in
seeing their interpretation of "God's Word" perverted into something
like a Gnostic Study Edition.
It would definitely be a monumental task for someone or some
organization. The canonical portion alone would be huge (just as any
decent sized Bible), what with the additional commentary explaining
Gnostic exegesis, but if we included all the relevant extra-canonical
material as well, the volume would be truly massive.
Small steps, maybe. It could be more valuable to simply present the
commonly held books of the Bible in a new light, leaving the other
material in separate works (as now) to those who already have an
interest in pursuing Gnostic studies.
- Hello pmcvflag
On 07/25/05, you wrote:
> Gerry is overly humble. Let me state for the record that I have
> taken his observations over people who actually technically
> ARE "linguists" by trade.
> --- In email@example.com, "Gerry" <gerryhsp@y...> wrote:
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "marinas_snake"
>> <marinas_snake@y...> wrote:
>>> Gerry, are you a linguist?
>> A Linguist? No, Marina. I was raised a Methodist.
>> Well, I was going to extend my facetious abuse of that term to a
>> spiel on glossolalia, but even as waggish as I feel at the moment,
>> is actually my fatigue that is winning out. Let me just admit
>> that I
>> do have a peculiar interest (i.e., geeky fascination) when it
>> to languages. Nothing of a professional nature though.
At least we can't accuse him of ego inflation. :-)
Mike Leavitt ac998_@_lafn._org remove -'s