[B-Greek] Jn 7:22 DIA TOUTO

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Mon Nov 13 00:16:15 EST 2006


On 11/5/06, Iver Larsen <iver_larsen at sil.org> wrote:

> There is nothing wrong with the translation you suggest. In fact, I like it - precisely because
> English often lends itself to final position emphasis, and the emphasis in this sentence ought to be
> on "you all marvel" rather than the reason "and for/because of that". Similarly in the first
> sentence, the focus is on "one thing/act" rather than "I've done." The interesting thing from a
> translation point of view (excuse me for being a translator) is that very often the focus in English
> is best carried over by inverting the word order in relation to the Greek original. Another nail to
> the coffin of the "accuracy" of literal translations that strive to keep the original word order as
> much as possible.
>
> Iver Larsen
>

Thanks Carl and Iver for helping me out about this phrase.

Please correct me if I am wrong: Am I correct to understand in summary
that what matters is what is referred by 'TOUTO' rather than the
position of DIA TOUTO in the sentence?

Oun Kwon.



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