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215 The argument moves from the movement of the region of the hand (calligraphy) toward its further explanation as, or in terms of, the movement of the region of the foot (dance). ”216 By the same token, the movement of the sword in Taijiquan sword form is much like that of the pen in calligraphy. )217 The affiliation of artful, martial footwork with brushwork helps to explain why celebrated Taijiquan (Tai chi chuan) teachers have often been master calligraphers. 5. Chinese calligraphic character and dancer.
Before Mount Sinai the granting of the Ten Commandments, for example: “And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice [kol] of the trumpet sounded [holeich] long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice” (Ex 19:18– 19). ” The link with God or God’s voice walking in the Garden of Eden, obvious in the Hebrew, is gone in the English, not so much because the European translators really dislike the term shofar, but because they do not catch the relationship between going and sounding, or walking and talking.
After all, the prosodic “foot” (an AngloSaxon translation of Latin pes) is ordinarily thought to refer to the motion of the foot in beating time. 123 English writers were much affected by the way that Roman writers, including Ovid, absorbed Greek prosody’s relationship to the Latin language. They too were seeking to develop a prosody of their own. In so doing, English writers relied on the “metaphor” of the foot poetical and ambulatory. ”)125 Thomas Nashe also had reservations concerning the Starting Out 21 hypallage, or verbal interchange, at work in English thanks to foreign prosody.
A Short Itza Maya Vocabulary by Erik Boot