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Wed Nov 6 04:41:49 UTC 2019
I have a hobby in Theology.
A good bit of the interesting work is not available in English. But then you’d need to know: Greek, Patristic &/or Church Latin, French, Spanish, and German.
The only one I can read with any reliability is Spanish but I lose more every year since I stopped taking classes.
I’ve never learned the others.
> On Nov 5, 2019, at 12:02 PM, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Some of you may have had to learn a foreign language or two in your college days. How has that worked out for you? (I took the Spanish exam. Of no use whatsoever in my fields.)
> Three years of Latin did enable me to figure out some words that came from Latin, but I never read any original in Latin.
> I think that the time has come where an educated person in any field has no use for any foreign language. How could we possibly compete with professional people whose job it is to translate for us? We are going to learn enough Greek to enjoy the Iliad in the original? Why?
> I don't know. Is anything in your field not translated for you?
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