[Ads-l] Quote: We are taught to fly in the air like birds =?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=A6_?=but how to live on the earth we do not know" (Request)

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 17 22:11:00 UTC 2016

WB: more literal rendering:  << We taught-ourselves to fly in air, like
birds; to swim in water, like fish(es); now for-us remained
to-teach-ourselves only to-live, like people.>>
<научиться> 'to teach oneself, to learn': cf. <наука> 'lesson, science',
<научный> 'science'.

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