Interesting article on translation history and the English language
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Gilla Evans  Identity Verified
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Feb 21, 2011

An article in Saturday's Guardian by David Edgars looks at the history of the translation of the Bible in the UK and what befell its translators, and at its influence on the modern language.
I found it fascinating.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/19/bible-king-james-version-david-edgar


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Michael Leite
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Nice Feb 21, 2011

Gilla Evans wrote:

An article in Saturday's Guardian by David Edgars looks at the history of the translation of the Bible in the UK and what befell its translators, and at its influence on the modern language.
I found it fascinating.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/19/bible-king-james-version-david-edgar



Thank you so much for sharing. I love these kind of articles.
Very interesting.


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Ma.Elena Carrión de Medina  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Feb 21, 2011

Dear Gilla,

I enjoyed this article very much and I´m sharing it with those in my team!

Thanks a lot for posting it.

Elena


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Natalia Mackevich  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Feb 21, 2011

Very useful! There's also a book on the same topic: The Adventure of English by Melvyn Bragg. I got it from the local library and was so absorbed in reading that decided to translate the entire book into my native language.

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Russell Jones  Identity Verified
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What a well written and stimulating article. Thank you Gilla.

There was a programme on the same subject on BBC4 this evening, which elaborates on the historical context. It will shortly be available on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00yvs8n/When_God_Spoke_English_The_Making_of_the_King_James_Bible/
though I believe this is only accessible in the UK (I recently downloaded an iPlayer programme and sent it to a friend in France via Skype but it was still blocked).


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