Tag Archives: Palawano

Wednesday Word: Small Pox!

I swear… Actually I promise that I won’t swear. Not in this blog. But our Wednesday Word today is about swearing. How do cultures differ in their “bad” language? What does someone say when they’re furious, or when they smash … Continue reading

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Wednesday Word: Eye of the Needle

I just sewed up a puzzling translation issue. A year ago I wrote how we had run into a problem translating Jesus’ allegory about the eye of an needle. He said that it’s easier for a camel to pass through … Continue reading

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Palawan Flu – A Ray of Hope?

This post was featured on ProPinoy.net Malaria. Many people are not aware, but malaria is a disease that claims over 800,000 lives a year worldwide, most of those being children and infants. In areas where the disease is endemic, every … Continue reading

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Wednesday Word: (Gonna Write Me One)

There’s isn’t a Wednesday WORD this week. It’s actually a whole grammar feature which shows up in Appalachian English (okay, some of us use it, too). Linguists call it the Personal Dative. When we hear the form, it immediately gives … Continue reading

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Wednesday Word: Confess/Adopt

I confess… I would adopt these kittens. But the words “confess” and “adopt” – same or different? In the theory of translation, we talk about “areas of meaning.” For a word (or phrase), its unique area of meaning is all … Continue reading

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Wednesday Word: Nothing

Welcome to those searching for “Nothing”! If you like this post about “nothing,” you might enjoy some of this blog’s other posts about “something” else… Well, okay. This week’s Wednesday word is not “nothing.” But I want to point out … Continue reading

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Wednesday Word: Deny

This week’s blog will be a bit negative. I don’t deny it. There is a figure of speech called litotes. You all use it without realizing it. Every time you say something like, “Not too shabby!” or, “That’s not the … Continue reading

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