From: Lee R. Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 22 1997 - 10:43:49 EDT
Paul Zellmer wrote:
> Lee R. Martin wrote:
> > Comparing "paraphrase" to "translation" is like comparing apples to
> > oranges. They do not belong in the same discussion. Paraphrase is the
> > attempt to restate a meaning in different words. This principle applies
> > only within the same language.
> In the purest form of the definition, I agree with your "same-language"
> definition. However, in actual practice, the word "paraphrase" has been
> used to describe translations based on translations, e.g.,
> Koine-->English-->minority language.
Translators certainly use "paraphrase" in this way, but it is
misleading, as we can plainly see from the posts on this list. A
double-step translation is no more a paraphrase than a single-step
translation. It is a translation of a translation. Of course the
translators may then add the further process of paraphrasing their
-- Lee R. Martin Adjunct Faculty in Old Testament and Hebrew Church of God School of Theology Cleveland, TN 37311 Pastor, Prospect Church of God
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