Tag Archives: language

Good question: When you change language, do you change belief?

The short answer is “yes”. We know that when you change liturgical texts, you change the belief of the people.  It takes a while, but it happens.  You know the adage “lex orandi lex credendi“. So, Edward Pentin has a … Read More

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More on Brentwood Butler and revolt against the ICEL translation

A little while ago, a priest of the Diocese of Brentwood (UK), Fr. Michael Butler – director of the diocesan commission for liturgy, sent a letter to the priests of that diocese, and to the über-liberal, dissident weekly publication The … Read More

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WaPo on Planned Parenthood and ALCU suing in Wisconsin

Pay attention to the language in “news” reports from the MSM.  There is often a rhetorical battle being waged at the level of word choices.  Background on the Wisconsin story HERE. From WaPo: Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue Wisconsin over abortion … Read More

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Created things pass away. Here is an interesting I found at dictionary.com: Obscure language isolate will die with this woman Seventy-five-year-old Gyani Maiyi Sen is the only native fluent speaker of Kusunda in the world, and linguists are rushing to … Read More

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Imaginary languages

From the Laudator comes this insight into the matter of translation: Guy Davenport (1927-2005), “Another Odyssey,” in The Geography of the Imagination (San Francisco: North Point Press, 1981), pp. 29-44 (at 34): Translation involves two languages; the translator is in … Read More

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