I've decided to pursue a Ph. D. sometime in the next couple of years, so I'm auditing a couple of language classes. I'm trying to do a little leveling in German, and exploring a probable field of study in classical Syriac. (German is grunt-work, Syriac is groovy, both are guttural.) The following words were exchanged this morning while we took turns translating sentences from our Syriac primer:
Hesitant student: "I know what I want it to say..."
Dr. Childers: "I've met people in churches like you."
(I giggled and scribbled it in the margins of my notebook.)