Stephen Carlson wrote: Stephen Hughes wrote:
Stephen Carlson wrote:What does your lexicon say?
Descriptive only dictionaries don't describe enough to really be useful for composition.
I didn't realize this was a composition question. I thought it was about the fine nuances of two similar terms, a inquiry which could take considerable effort to answer more fully than what the best lexicons have to offer.
It is a genuine question about the verse, and the motivation for the question comes frim the context of translating Linkin Park. Composition is really challenging and raises so many interesting side questions.
When I did the (weekly, I think) compositions at University, they were mostly guessing and "good enough" for the task at hand. Now, these days, I hope I could be idiomatic and nuanced.
My view is that like in our own native and learnt languages, we really understand as much as we are able to express. In the case of learning to read the New Testament, we are dealing with the written form of the language in the epistles (at least), and being able to write to the standard they were written to helps in reading them. The written form of the language, is to some extent based on the spoken, as that may have been, but apart from thinking, I have no chance for that.
A few months ago, I was interested in composing about ice ages and glaciation. Now it is this American band's song from Transformers.