Friday, August 10, 2012

ZWDS Stars

Here I translate the page and put it in two tables:

Translation from one language to another can never be satisfactory as the background can be miles apart. Since the study of the ZWDS stars refer a lot to conversion of the star to qi giving it life, character and action, the names of the stars have been translated based on this. I find it much more meaniningful than to use the pin-yin of the original Chinese words. Anyway, a word for word or term for term translation cannot expose the full meaning of the original. A lot is lost when one gathers information through reading a translated text.


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