As David Bellos remarks, "everything is effable
," and the untranslatable does not exist in a literal sense.
What seems absolute and comprehensible and perfectly effable
will suddenly become muddled and dumb once I begin interfering.
Baldwin's use of the word "tradition" in "Many Thousands Gone" was heavily invested in the identitarian connotations that the word accrued in the nine-teenth century When he lamented Richard Wright's inability, "to make this tradition articulate" he implied that tradition derives from the individual's ability to express a collective experience already grounded in the individual's psychology This is why Baldwin described an effable
tradition as a "sensibility," an "experience" of the ancestral past integrated into the interior lives of individuals more seamlessly ("tough[er]" and more "profound") than they were integrated in Wright's novel.
Absent an analogy, it can only be that divine knowledge, Christ's ineffable knowledge, Christ's effable
and supernatural knowledge, and Christ's effable
and natural knowledge will merge into one big hazy fog.
He argues that philosophy and poetry fulfill the same function for both--making effable
the divine--and that the oft mentioned "ancient quarrel" between the poets and philosophers is merely one of different interpretations of the divine.
According to Rossman and Rallis (2003), a "phenomenology assumes that shared experiences have an effable
structure and essence.
The usage reflects an ironic fact about the nature of the spoken or written language: Jesus spoke in parables, knowing that the one way to turn the ineffable into the effable
was through the telling of a story.
It is concerned with all of the human mentifacts, whether subjective, reified, effable
, or ineffable, and pertains to humane concerns as well as to the objects of science.
Elements of the picturesque, overlaid with the tawdry protections of the discourse of tourism, circulated in ways barely effable
for James within erotic economies whose contours were very much those of Italy and southern Europe.
A real presence in Germany, his art is a little less effable
than some might like; but that looseness is precisely what intrigues Schutte admirers.
He views ultimate reality as causal, not transcendental, in religious experience and as partially effable
This is probably an indication that negation may be conceptually ineffable, though effable
, as will be seen later, in linguistic terms.