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Re: [wolfrunners] Languages & SF/F (fwd)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Monday, August 21, 2000, 17:05
On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, Bryan John Maloney wrote:

> On Sat, 19 Aug 2000, Yoon Ha Lee wrote: > > > terminology) had people read a passage from somewhere in the New > > Testament (can't remember which, alas) in about 7 different languages. > > English was the only one that had an apostle "James." In all the others, > > it was Jacob (or however it is in Aramaic?). I had a fit of laughter > > over that one. > > Then you must consider St. Paul to be an utter moron, given that he gives > both the name "Dorcas" and "Tabitha" for the same woman (y'see, one is > Aramaic or Hebrew and the other is Greek)...
(humbly) I don't know other versions, just that one because someone presented it and I was there. I might consider St. Paul somewhat distasteful for his views on women *in general,* but that's an entirely different issue and I'm no theologian. (In a similar vein, my mom's convinced that Confucius was the worst thing to happen to Korea other than the Japanese, and sometimes I'm inclined to agree with her.) Dragging this back on topic <G>--you can *see* the chauvinism of Korean in the fact that there are about twice as many distinctions for relatives on the father's side than for relatives on the mother's side. But I'm sure similar things happen in other languages, and that chauvinism exists in languages that don't make such distinctions....OC, I never learned half the terminology 'cause my dad's an only child! YHL