Fwd: Rajiv Malhotra and the Infinity Foundation

George Thompson gthomgt at GMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 28 16:16:14 UTC 2011

Oops!  I forgot to paste in Jakobson's Latin paraphrase:

"Linguista sum; linguistici nihil a me alienum esse puto."

Sorry about that!

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:04 PM, George Thompson <gthomgt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear List,
>  I have been having an offlist conversation with a few list members about
> my statement "I am a Vedicist...."
> One person pointed out a similar remark by Margaret Mead: "Nothing human is
> alien to me."
> What inspired me was a Latin remark made by the great Russian linguist,
> Roman Jakobson, a paraphrase from the Roman  playwright Terence:
> From Wikipedia:
> One famous quotation by Terence reads: "*Homo sum, humani nihil a me
> alienum puto*", or "I am a man, I consider nothing that is human alien to
> me." This appeared in his play *Heauton Timorumenos<https://mail.google.com/wiki/Heauton_Timorumenos>
> *.
> My version of Jakobson's paraphrase, which I sent to a list member a little
> while ago, is:
> "I am a linguist; there is nothing in linguistics that I consider foreign
> to me."
> Perhaps the List in general might find this of interest.
> Best wishes,
> George Thompson

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