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Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 15:36:19 -0400
Archived: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 16:57:03 -0500
Subject: Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:29:00 -0600
>Subject: Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 12:22:41 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

>>>From: Ole Henningsen <oleh.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>,
>>>Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:25:52 +0100
>>>Subject: Re: Those 'Canals' On Mars

>>>>From: Ray Dickenson  <r.dickenson.nul>
>>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>>>Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 05:02:13 -0000
>>>>Subject: Those 'Canals' On Mars

><snip>

>>>>It suddenly struck me that, from photographic evidence, Mars has
>>>>an extremely changeable surface, even viewed over recent years.

><snip>

>>>>could mean that when Schiaparelli and Lowell were observing
>>>>there _were_ visible networks on the surface of Mars.

>>It is doubtful that Schiaparelli saw much detail through his
>>telescope but he was right; there are canali on Mars
>>(Schiaparelli was misquoted) but it was probably a lucky guess
>>on his part. Canali means channels in English not canals.
>>Channels do not have to have water in them.

>Hi, Don,

>Canali translates into English as either channels or canals.
>Schiaparelli was not misquoted here.

How do we know that, Jerry? Not that it is a big issue but then
again Lowell ran with it. For years I read that the translation
was misunderstood and that canals came from channels (canali).
For example, the canals in Venice, are they translated into
canali in Italian?


Don Ledger



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