Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Unlovely Gaze Where Every Eye Doth Dwell

What then is difficult, even impossible, to translate into English? Sometimes it is indeed a single word, though often not the “hard” or “rare” (read technical) lexemes that the imagination might immediately conjure up; sometimes it is how the word … Continue reading

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Heck, You Just Can’t Git There from Here

There is a minor genre in English letters of books for the general public that catalog foreign words or phrases that are reportedly untranslatable, or that put it better than any English word or idiom ever could. Over the years … Continue reading

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