Re: post.prepared for anglican

From: Tim McLay (
Date: Thu May 15 1997 - 22:14:19 EDT

Do you seriously believe that:

>A translation is reversible. That is to say, if one person translates a
>Greek text into English, and another translates it back into Greek, the
>final result would be the original text.

I suggest that you give a chunk of your "translation" to 5 Greek speakers
and find out if any two of them are the same.
I would also suggest that those engaged in this discussion read some
material pertaining to the nature of translation work and, more
particularly, on the differences between "dynamic" equivalence vs. "formal"
equivalence. Anything by
E. Nida is a good place to start and readily available.

Tim McLay

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