etymology: WARNING

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Wed Jul 28 17:20:47 EDT 1999

At 11:16 AM -0600 7/28/99, Lawrence May wrote:
>Lawrence May wrote:
>    As a computer programmer who deals with words that
>have context free meanings, I could only wish that the
>same would be the same for human languages.
>    I like to be sure what the Bible actually says.   After
>all it is God's word.  He should be able to communicate
>His will accurately to men of good will.

Let me interject, before this goes any farther, that this second paragraph
broaches theological and hermeneutical questions which are NOT the province
of appropriate discussion for this list. List-members bring too many
DIFFERENT assumptions to such questions to expect any consensus on them, so
let's steer clear of them, please.

Carl W. Conrad
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Department of Classics, Washington University
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