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  • Western arrogance is the main reason why so many people in the West turn a blind eye to Moscow. They're so tired of all the chauvinism and egocentrism they're raised in that they start idealising an alternative as soon as their bubble gets burst. Been there, done that.
    RaphaCam
    RaphaCam
    The best way to become less arrogant is, as usual, repentance. Let's hope this is not a painful process.
    sestir
    sestir
    Yes, we have been indoctrinated in schools, TV, football clubs and what not, to confess that "The West" be superior, or risk coming across as a whiner with a complaining attitude. I think a first step is to stop using "The West" with a definition of "a large region which includes the USA and which is better than other places; you do the pick".
    I need to get better at making people repent. :Å
    RaphaCam
    RaphaCam
    I think you are right!
    Hello! :) I saw you made an update/post about codex Alexandrinus and its potential usefulness for a translation from the Book of Psalms, did anything come of that?
    RaphaCam
    RaphaCam
    Unfortunately I stopped my project. I wish to get back to it anytime, but this could take either months or years... It's to Portuguese, though, and I actually used many sources, the Codex Alexandrinus being just one.
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    Michael Potamopotos
    Thanks for your comment. Would it be OK if I emailed you? I just handed in my master's thesis in theology on the Septuagint, and I'd love to ask you some questions regarding Codex Alexandrinus and the published versions of that document, I saw you wrote a bit about that/asked some questions and I'd be curious to see if you found any answers or good sources? :)
    RaphaCam
    RaphaCam
    Sure, go on!
    "If Tarantino had written a book in the Bible, it would have been the Book of Judges."
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    Asteriktos
    Asteriktos
    ima watch one of his movies one of these days 😇
    Ainnir
    Ainnir
    Truth. Have seen 5, and parts of 2 others. I’m not sure I could handle them now, though.
    Yes, I did learn a bit of Tok Pisin, though I've never been to PNG. Here's a link to a little textbook I put together for students when I was teaching a course in English-based pidgins and creoles:
    https://archive.org/details/WholeBook/mode/2up
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    RaphaCam
    RaphaCam
    Cool, thank you! What other creoles have you studied?
    FinnJames
    FinnJames
    Like any linguist (in the sense of academic who studies how languages work) I've looked at many creoles -- Papiamento from Curacao, the French creole of Mauritius, Jamaican, Sanan English creole from Surinam. But Tok Pisin is the only one I actually learned how to speak well enough to hold a conversation in.
    RaphaCam
    RaphaCam
    That's very cool. I presume that's because creoles give us an insight on how languages are born? What are your thoughts on Derek Bickerton? I was recently reading him.
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