Languagebarriers

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sat Jan 9 07:35:11 EST 1999


At 11:23 PM -0500 1/8/99, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>At 07:52 AM 1/8/99 +0100, Jürg Buchegger wrote:
>
>>And I say to that: Thank you very much, Jonathan.
>
>Sure thing. Anybody is welcome to post to B-Greek in their native language,
>and sometimes it's really hard to translate certain kinds of things into
>English. Most of the time, someone else can translate if someone asks for a
>translation.
>
>>Perhaps there are others out here in the international public of B-Greek
>>still wondering and trying to figure out what IMHO, for example, and
>>other obscure "english words" (or is it Greek? :-)) do mean.
>
>Edward has already responded. I should point out that about a year ago,
>someone suggested perhaps we should say EMOI instead of IMHO on B-Greek ;->

I think this came out of a comment of mine on the "ethic" dative; IMHO, a
more appropriate Greek form of IMHO might be more like ALLOIS MEN ALLA
DOKEI, EMOI DE ... -- making it clear that one's opinion IS humble and that
one recognizes the legitimacy of other views for other people.

Carl W. Conrad
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