But I wonder if this is even correct - if the PhD translator could actually produce an adequate text, the rest of us would not need a PhD. But in fact, the translation is never exact.[/quote]
But surely Toto, if we do not trust the translation we read we can read 5 other translation or maybe 10 or more even, and surely then understand what the rich man's table is all about.
Or do you think maybe that the scraps he throws out are what we really need?
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