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From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, May 13, 2001, 5:35
Raymond Brown scripsit:

> But on checking, I find that Classical Latin _(g)nasci (perfect part. > (g)natus) could mean either "to be begotten" or "to be born", i.e. it could > be used of generation by either parent.
Pretty much what I thought: the Romans thought of children as being gnatus ex {either father or mother}.
> >Note that my transliterations are by ear, since there is no > >transliteration method extant for Ecclesiastic Greek, > > No worries - I know exactly what the words are and mentally transliterated > as I read :)
Strictly speaking, this is transcription, not transliteration. Transcription is from one language to another, and uses the conventions of the target language to represent the sounds of the source language, e.g. saying that Latin "natus" is pronounced "NAH-toos". Transliteration is from one *script* to another, and represents the tokens of the source writing system using corresponding tokens of the target writing system. Wring "yennaos" would be transliteration only if "y" was always used to transliterate "gamma", including such words as "ayyelos". :-) -- John Cowan One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore --Douglas Hofstadter


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