Talk:On Interpretation

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the translation is impotent. The cryptic meaning of Aristotle's words is utterly lost in translation not only through the dissolution of the second and third voices of his text inevitably due to translation, but specifically through the surface-read choice of words. Even the simplest of things: the word "noun" ought to be translated as "name", thus signifying 'noun' also; yet translating the word ὅνομα as "noun", precludes the meaning of "name", as well as "essence of law", by connotation of the latter. Likewise, the translation of "ρήμα" into "verb" is impotent, and ought to be more revelelational, if for instance it were given as simply as "flow" ("processual verbatim flow") as in sense of the 'time essence' it carries even within its grammatical and syntactical context, which is exactly what the word means in Greek and what Aristotle himself explains in his own text, wherefore it would be a much better and more inclusive translation. 05:17, 27 November 2015 (UTC) Dimitrios M Papadakis

However, this is the 1853 translation by Author:Octavius Freire Owen as published. It is not something that we can change. We have a Translation: namespace for translations by Wikisource contributors if you wish to help out in that way. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 05:32, 27 November 2015 (UTC)