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Translation of Greek participle

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Translation of Greek participle

Postby Skylax » Tue Oct 21, 2003 7:27 am

We could gather here sentences with annoying usage of participle and see how to translate it into different languages.

I mean for example :
[face=SPIonic]teleutw=n e)/lege[/face] "Finishing, he said..." There, the French translation is "pour terminer" or "à la fin", meaning "eventually" or "in the end". Nevertheless, the Greek meant "Finishing". It is the translation that matters, not the meaning in Greek. So we have to find the usual equivalent phrases from a language to another.
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Postby bingley » Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:45 am

I think the most idiomatic way to do it in English would be by changing them round: he finished by saying
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