2010年12月13日

主題とテキストの性質

1997/10/31, posted by Rene Zandbergen

> Couldn't the differences in vocabulary and style between the
> astronomical and herbal sections be due to the differing
> subject matter?

Very unlikely. Just remember that Herbal-A and Herbal-B have presumably the same subject-matter, yet are very different in style. Or put the other way around: (ob-smiley omitted)

Theorem 1: if the differences are due to subject-matter, then the pictures do not belong with the text.

And this leads to another important theorem:

Theorem 2: if the differences are due to subject-matter, then the person who collated the pages, bound the Ms and numbered it *could not read* the VMs.

Proof: He went by the pictures.

I would favour the 'different dialect' explanation. Note that subject-matter-related differences may still be identified, but I expect them to be of a smaller scale than the A-vs-B differences.
posted by ぶらたん at 22:12| Comment(0) | テキストの性質
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