Today is International Translation Day, aka the saint’s day of St. Jerome, patron saint of translators; read all about it at Transblawg, Enigmatic Mermaid, and Open Brackets.


  1. But… but… but Kumarajiva is the patron saint of translators.

  2. Could one contrive a PIE form which, with a reasonable amount of taboo deformation, would yield Hieronumos and Kumarajiva ?

  3. Hmm. The last part would be tricky, but one could probably work out something with h-r-m- and k-m-r-; a little metathesis, some devoicing, a touch of nutmeg…

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