Getting off topic, but what the heck... (Re: [sword-devel] some more new Bible modules)

Jerry Hastings
Sun, 20 May 2001 15:02:02 -0700

At 08:21 PM 5/20/2001 +1000, Paul Gear wrote:

>I'm not sure that citing that URL is the most convincing way of
>demonstrating that the CLV is unorthodox.  ;-)

Probably not. I was trying to demonstrate that it comes with controversy.

>This is the more serious problem with the CLV, IMO.  The very basis of the
>translation is the idea that words can be simply transferred from one
>language to another with (almost) absolute consistency, which is a
>proposition that is very difficult to support from a linguistic perspective.

True. But it is a great translation if you enjoy second guessing the 
translator. :-)

>(I thought about rambling on here with examples that support the above
>statement, but i think i'll refrain for now.  Very unlike me, i know - i
>mustn't be well.  :-)

I hope you get well soon. :-) I enjoy seeing those kind of translation issues.