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November 12, 2012

TT: Almanac

"The translator, let me suggest in passing, must never be frightened of the word 'paraphrase'; it is a bogey of the half-educated. As I have already tried to point out, it is almost impossible to translate a sentence without paraphrasing; it is a paraphrase when you translate 'Comment vous portez-vous?' by 'How are you?'"

Ronald Knox, On Englishing the Bible

Posted November 12, 2012 12:00 AM

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