By Henri Meschonnic
What if that means have been the very last thing that mattered in language? during this essay, Henri Meschonnic explains what it ability to translate the experience of language and the way to do it. In a thorough stand opposed to a hermeneutical method in keeping with the dualistic view of the linguistic signal and opposed to its separation right into a significant signified and a meaningless signifier, Henri Meschonnic argues for a poetics of translating. simply because texts generate which means via their strength of expression, to translate ethically comprises hearing a number of the rhythms that symbolize them: prosodic, consonantal or vocalic styles, syntactical constructions, sentence size and punctuation, between different discursive capacity. even though, because the booklet illustrates, such an endeavour is going opposed to the grain and, extra accurately, opposed to a 2500-year-old culture with regards to biblical translation. the shortcoming of translators to provide ear to rhythm in language effects from a culturally transmitted deafness. Henri Meschonnic decries the generalized unwillingness to treatment this cultural situation and discusses the political implications for the topic of discourse.
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The same source was used to quote from the Greek Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate. To maintain consistency with Meschonnic’s use of disjunctive accents (/, //, ///), I added them to the Hebrew transliterations. As regards the glossed biblical passages, they are all my translations except where otherwise indicated, such as the verses quoted from the King James Version. In the cases where Meschonnic quotes an author, I provide an existing published translation whenever possible. All of my translations are indicated as such in footnotes.
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Meaning that they are no longer moving: they have traded pursuit of thought for preservation of power. Social power. This pack of confusions, which makes up the cultural, contaminates contemporary thought. But people contemplate this as the spirit of the age. To put into practice an ethics of language, I propose a programme along the following lines: to work at recognizing that we do not know what we are saying when we confuse langue with language, or with culture, or with literature, or with discourse – and that is what we do when we are translating a text and think that we are translating a language, with the sole concepts of that language –; and to work at recognizing that thinking in terms of langue is thinking in terms of the sign, of a discontinuum, in terms reduced to binarism.