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Diglot:

Amazon suggested, based on my purchase and ratings history, that I might enjoy a new edition of The Apostolic Fathers. Sadly, the "look inside" feature doesn't allow me to see any actual text. But, interestingly, one of the editorial reviews says: "This updated edition of Holmess 1992 Greek-English diglot edition of the Apostolic Fathers is arguably the best collection of these writings available."

We're not just bilingual here, we're diglottic! (Similarly, as we see in McClintock's Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature, "The conquests of Alexander and of Rome had made men diglottic to an extent that has no parallel in history.")

I favor diglottism, unlike televisions, automobiles, and homosexuality, which I oppose. Anyone care to guess why? (Hint: Look up page 91 of Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love on Amazon.)

Thief (mail) (www):
So are you in favor of or opposed to the Georgetown Hoyas?
1.3.2007 1:35pm
Aaron:
EV likes: psychodramas
EV dislikes: bicycles
1.3.2007 1:48pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
Well, Hoya Saxa does seem to be one of these mixed-language deals. Perhaps omitting the saxa makes it O.K. Or are you suggesting I should also oppose treating an interrogative pronoun as a noun and pluralizing it?
1.3.2007 1:50pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
Aaron: That's SV, not EV.
1.3.2007 1:51pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
By the way, on bicycles, it's true that Greek has "kyklos," but Latin also has "cyclos," derived from Greek. Is that O.K.?
1.3.2007 1:55pm
Jay Welch (mail):
SV likes: Sasha Volokh
SV dislikes: Eugene Volokh
1.3.2007 2:13pm
Stephen C. Carlson (www):
I suppose you would oppose "biglott" or "dilingual" then.

P.S. I've got the book; it's pretty good. It has the Greek (occasionally Latin) text on the verso and the English text on the facing recto; it does not reproduce the Arabic and Armenian text, even in transliteration on pp. 586, 588, however.
1.3.2007 2:19pm
Aaron:
Sasha, I'm betting that you and Eugene share similar tastes :).
1.3.2007 3:40pm
Aaron:
SV likes: autoeroticism
SV dislikes: trimesters
1.3.2007 4:00pm
marghlar:
So you disapprove of virology but approve of epidemiology?
1.3.2007 5:16pm
marghlar:
And you prefer psychopaths to sociopaths...
1.3.2007 5:18pm
Ben Brumfield (www):
So are you going to get the new Apostolic Fathers?
1.3.2007 6:03pm
wm13:
Fowler shared SV's likes and dislikes, but John Simon, also a language maven, said that this rule was nonsense. (I can't muster citations for this here in the office, I'm afraid.)
1.3.2007 6:13pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
wm13: Just to be clear. This "rule" is nonsense. It's merely fun to talk about.
1.3.2007 8:13pm
Sasha Volokh (mail) (www):
Ben: I'm probably not going to get the Apostolic Fathers.

Aaron: What's wrong with trimesters?
1.3.2007 8:15pm
John Tillinghast (mail):
You must really hate eigenvalues and eigenvectors!
1.3.2007 8:20pm