17519Re: Re: Re: A thought experiment...
- Jan 3, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>From: "Ellen Davis" <ellen.m.davis@...>It's cool, it's interesting.
>The pottery in question is called Valdivia ware and does bear a marked
>similarity to certain Jomon styles from both Honshu and Kyushu.
>(Not to toot my own sho, but I wrote a paper on this whole shebang as part
>of an American Prehistory class, and I'm posting it to the Files section
>under "Valdivia.doc". It's a bit technical in places but I thought it might
>be helpful and/or interesting.)
>From: Solveig <nostrand@...>Is the sea blue? That's what we in the west say even though it's more
>No there are not. This is patently false. The canonical and well worn
>example is aoi.
likely to be a yucky kind of turquoise most of the time. Color words are
not very precise in English, or even between people with the same
background and language.
>I am not a subscriber to nihonron either, but the notion that Japanese andCertainly much closer than Navajo or some of the really far out tribal
>English are equivalent is laughable.
languages. I guess all those translator's out there are just ripping us
>There are things which are easier andFor more complex concepts that's true. Actually for pre-1900's Japan I
>more natural to express in each of these languages. Even if something can
>be easily expressed in both languages does not mean that you will see a
>1:1 word mapping.
would say love is tough word to translate in either direction.
> From: "mattfmcti" <mattfmcti@...>Why are the Turks and Greeks still fighting, why did the French and
>I'm getting an image of a man beating his head against a brick
>wall...how many ultimately futile expeditions did the Japanese send to
>Korea through the ages? One would guess that, with easier pickings
>elsewhere, they might have learned to just forget Korea.
English always fight each other? It's all part of being neighborly ;)
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