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Monday, September 15, 2008

Missionary Struggles to Translate "Thee" and "Thou"

The latest from Tominthebox News Network: Missionary Struggles to Translate "Thee" and "Thou". Enjoy! ;-)

10 Comments:

At Mon Sep 15, 05:19:00 PM, OpenID Bryon said...

I've enjoyed. :-)

 
At Mon Sep 15, 05:45:00 PM, Blogger David Ker said...

We have the same trouble in Nyungwe...

 
At Tue Sep 16, 07:07:00 AM, Blogger Charles Dog said...

I don't understand. This language doesn't have a word equivalent to "you"?

 
At Tue Sep 16, 08:20:00 AM, Blogger Wayne Leman said...

I don't understand. This language doesn't have a word equivalent to "you"?

Oh, they have that, for sure. But they don't have something for "thee" or "thou". :-)

 
At Tue Sep 16, 09:14:00 AM, Blogger John Radcliffe said...

One problem I've met with translations such as the KJV that use "thou" and "thee" is that even people who use them may not understand the significance.

Some thought that thou/thee were more "intimate" or "reverent" than ye/you. Not all realised it was just a case of singular versus plural, and even those who knew might miss the point in passages such as John 1:50-51 where the usage changes.

 
At Tue Sep 16, 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Charles Dog said...

they have that, for sure. But they don't have something for "thee" or "thou". :-)

Well, that's what I thought. So this is just some moron making something out of nothing. It's just frightening to me that there are people out there who believe this baloney.

I wonder what he would do to convert the word righteous to clicks?

 
At Tue Sep 16, 12:56:00 PM, Blogger Peter Kirk said...

Charles, you did realise this was a spoof, didn't you?

 
At Tue Sep 16, 02:46:00 PM, Blogger Charles Dog said...

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At Tue Sep 16, 03:43:00 PM, Blogger Charles Dog said...

No I didn't. Boy they sure got me, what a dope.

BUT

You and I both know that with way popular culture is going and relative lack of knowledge of what the Bible really says, this is certainly a possibility, if not a likelyhood.

BUT
boy I didn't see that coming at all.

Ah, the pungent taste of humility

Tue Sep 16, 02:46:00 PM

 
At Wed Sep 17, 04:49:00 AM, Blogger Peter Kirk said...

Charles, what makes Tominthebox so good is that so many of their spoofs are possible and only just beyond the realm of actuality. Indeed some aren't even beyond it, there are one or two I have seen and thought "Didn't you know that so-and-so is really doing this?"

 

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