From: Tom Belt (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 26 1998 - 15:18:49 EST
Yes, thank you for your response. Right on.
And to those who are offended by "mankind" I'd like to say, "What of those
like me who are offended by 'humankind'? Who will translate for us?"
>From now on I'm deleting any message which is sent out about this subject
without reading it!
From: TonyProst@aol.com <TonyProst@aol.com>
To: Biblical Greek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, November 26, 1998 4:12 AM
Subject: Re: Searching an agenda-neutral Bible
><< Does it matter if "humankind" is used rather than "mankind"? If
> someone is offended by the phrase "he who ...." but is not offended by the
> term "the one who....", I know which term I will want to employ. But the
> problem is we do not know who will be offendered or not. Therefore, I try
> to use genda inclusive language all the time.
>The gender inclusive style of translation says less about the text than
>the translator, less about what the author is communicating, and more about
>the translator's wants and needs, and imposes a modern au courant style
>text which ought to seek to be transparent. It is probably true that to the
>original author the denotation of a simple verb is more important that the
>modern connotation of it number and gender.
>All Nonnos All Day
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