On Wed, 30 May 2001, Padraic Brown wrote: > Right. And there's no reason why a 100% correspondance > has to be made. The job of translator isn't to plug > words from Language A into words of Language B. It's > to take the ideas that are expressed in the words of > Langauge A and render them comprehensibly into ideas > expressed by words of Language B. Then why do some people have such a prissy hissy fit over using Biblical passages? How are these any more tainted than some hunk of fiction? > alien language. A treatise on how to capture a mate can > get tricky. Or the nature of beauty in general, or of virtue, or of happiness.