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Speaking of that book Larry Send a noteboard - 18/01/2010 04:32:42 AM
Poetry really can't and shouldn't be translated. It has so much to do with the SOUND of words that it is best in its original language. Of course, most people reading it in Middle English will still end up applying a pronunciation that is similar to modern English, but it's closer and better.

I finally finished Monte Cristo, by the way. Why would anyone ever want to read it a second time?


I've come to the conclusion (after finishing it this afternoon) that the book is pornographic in a totally non-sex-filled way.
Illusions fall like the husk of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience. - Narrator, Sylvie

Je suis m├ęchant.
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/Other Literature: Canterbury Tales - 17/01/2010 10:58:16 PM 3567 Views
The only way to read it is in the original. Most of it is poetry. - 18/01/2010 12:14:03 AM 850 Views
if you can't manage the middle english, though - 18/01/2010 01:20:37 AM 764 Views
How can any intelligent person who knows modern English "not manage" Middle English? *NM* - 18/01/2010 03:31:35 AM 451 Views
How can any intelligent person who can manage Middle English not be bored to death reading it? *NM* - 18/01/2010 04:29:39 AM 411 Views
Well... - 18/01/2010 04:31:47 AM 942 Views
Taste is highly subjective, that's why. - 18/01/2010 01:36:52 PM 791 Views
Fair enough. I find it excruciatingly boring. *shrugs* *NM* - 18/01/2010 02:56:34 PM 423 Views
Speaking of that book - 18/01/2010 04:32:42 AM 811 Views
I remember being really surprised by the Canterbury Tales in high school. - 18/01/2010 01:18:56 AM 828 Views
I always loved that book - 18/01/2010 01:21:25 AM 819 Views
I don't associate Penguin Classics with their modern desecrations. - 18/01/2010 01:46:15 AM 850 Views
What's the deal with Penguin Classics? - 18/01/2010 01:37:58 PM 695 Views
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There is no sixth Hitchhiker book. - 18/01/2010 04:48:40 PM 729 Views
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You know, there's this huge problem with using rabid animals - 18/01/2010 10:20:37 PM 764 Views
Re: Threaten, people, threaten! - 19/01/2010 01:29:16 PM 856 Views
I bought a bilingual edition (Middle and modern English), might have to read it at some point... *NM* - 18/01/2010 04:50:53 PM 415 Views
Technically, that's not bilingual. - 20/01/2010 01:36:55 AM 722 Views
I wouldn't count on Tim supporting you... - 20/01/2010 12:54:05 PM 702 Views
I'm happy to say I first read this post in the original language . - 18/01/2010 10:42:41 PM 790 Views
Well done. *NM* - 18/01/2010 10:44:51 PM 391 Views

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