[b-hebrew] Proverbs 13:1 (was Using an unpointed text)

JAMES CHRISTIAN READ JCR128 at student.anglia.ac.uk
Sat Aug 25 18:05:07 EDT 2007


Proverbs 13:1 is a perfect example of where being too 
grammatical causes you to ignore the functional and see 
what is so plain it is sitting right before you.

The function of Proverbs 13:1 is a series of contrasts 
between people with praiseworthy qualities worthy of 
imitation and people with negative qualities that should 
be considered as examples not to be imitated by those 
who fear Yhwh. With that simple functional and contextual 
understanding of the verse everything falls into place.

The contrast being made is between the situation of a 
son who listens to his father's correction and a 
[insert negative translation of your choice here] who 
hasn't benefited from his father's advice. No need for 
any verbs, no need for any hypothetical and unprovable 
gapping models we just fill the gaps with the verb 
'to be' which Hebrew doesn't use anyway. I offer as an 
example the NWT rendition:

A son is wise where there is a father’s discipline, but the ridiculer is one that has not heard rebuke.

No gapping going on there. Just simple literal 
translation.

James Christian Read - BSc Computer Science 
http://www.lamie.org/hebrew       -  thesis1: concept driven machine translation using the Aleppo codex 
http://www.lamie.org/lad-sim.doc  -  thesis2: language acquisition simulation
http://www.lamie.org/ngelta





















































































































 on.

James Christian Read - BSc Computer Science 
http://www.lamie.org/hebrew       -  thesis1: concept driven machine translation using the Aleppo codex 
http://www.lamie.org/lad-sim.doc  -  thesis2: language acquisition simulation
http://www.lamie.org/ngelta

























































































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