"... However Mercer's literal meaning is
> extremely close to author intent. Since I
> determined author intent by solving the literal
> meaning of Mercer's translations it's hardly
> surprising that I believe this."
> The reasoning espoused here is beguiling. Mr Petry
> concludes he knows the original intent of the
> ancient Egyptian authors by 'translating' an
> error-ridden English translation of an earlier
> imperfect German translation.
> An original author's
> intent can only be gleaned from direct translation
> of the hieroglyphs appearing on pyramids walls. It
> is fair to judge such affirmative proclamations as
> not only flawed in the extreme, but quite bizarre
> all around as well.
The real problem R Avry Wilson has with my solution to the PT is, of course, that it doesn't agree with his, or what he believes was intended by the authors. It is universally accepted among translators that these are stinky footed musings so who am I to come along and point out they have a logical and consistent meaning? Who am I to say that any other kind of language than what is spoken by modern humans is even possible? Far better educated and smarter people than I have read these and none have reported such meaning tucked away inside what the builders ACTUALLY SAID so how is it possible someone like myself would find it?
If I'm wrong about this then I'm stupid and arrogant for ever even suggesting it and if I'm right then everything Egyptologists believe will have to be chucked out and rethought. No matter what I'm insulting to what Egyptologists believe. So I am ignored for the main part.
No Egyptologist has even considered the implication of my theory on Egyptological knowledge. A very few have considered my individual translations but they won't think it out because it apparently causes too much pain. If I'm right, the ancient civilization with which most Egyptologists are in love, never really existed at all!! I sympathize with their pain. The fact is Egyptologists are seeing themselves and modern beliefs in the ancient culture; it's much more true that it's not the ancients, whom they mistakenly believe they've found they're in love with, but our own stinky footed culture.
This is why they can maintain such contradictory beliefs that they can translate but I can't understand the translation!!!
This thing wasn't my choice. I stumbled on this solution and never once set out to demean or diminish Egyptologists or their work in any way whatsoever. I am as much a victim of circumstances and my own beliefs as they are. The fact that I lack their expertise is irrelevant to the fact that it appears I solved how the great pyramids were built and nobody is going to like it for a good long while.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 26-Apr-17 14:34 by cladking.