[B-Greek] Scientific Greek Interinear Project
brent at riveroflifembchurch.com
Thu Feb 5 10:13:57 EST 2004
And also there is the theoretical problem of a forcing a Greek word to have
a single English meaning in all contexts. Languages simply don't work that
way. For instance, in the sentence "I have a bat" the word "bat" can mean
more than one thing in English. If I were to translate this sentence into
Greek, first I would need to determine which English meaning was intended.
Does the context refer to a small flying nocturnal mammal or to a stick of
wood used for hitting things (or other meanings). If I am intent on using a
single Greek word for "bat" the meaning of the original will be twisted at
some point, for in different contexts, words will mean different things.
What is true in English is also true for Greek. Greek words have different
senses in different contexts. Language is a human mechanism and is
therefore inherently complex.
You may want to try the B-Trans list.
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> Jeffrey B. Gibson
> Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 10:45 AM
> To: Patrick Narkinsky
> Cc: Alan Bunning; b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Scientific Greek Interinear Project
> Patrick Narkinsky wrote:
> > I suppose my question is, "Why?" What do you see this doing that
> > currently available interlinears don't?
> And why use a century (or more?) old lexicon and a rabidly
> anti catholic series of "word studies" as your data base for
> what Greek words mean?
> Jeffrey Gibson
> Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon.)
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