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Re: Translation errors in Antarctic Mystery

From: wbutcher <wbutcher~at~netvigator.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 08:34:25 +0800
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Have you looked at the simple method of Ö counting the number of words? Any
translation thatís is significantly shorter than the original canít be very
good.

 

Bill

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From: owner-jvf~at~Gilead.org.il [mailto:owner-jvf~at~Gilead.org.il] On Behalf Of
N Wolcott
Sent: Tuesday, 12 April, 2005 5:24 AM
To: Jules Verne Forum
Subject: Translation errors in Antarctic Mystery

 

At Mondial I overherard a discussion of translation errors in Antarctic
Mystery. I am looking for "problem errors" in Verne translations to serve as
test beds for research. If anyone knows which these chapters are plelase let
me know. As Cashel-Hoey was one of the more famous literary personages to
translate Verne, errors in her translation are significant.

 

PS I am not interested in errors in the Mercier translations.

 

What I am interested in is a semi-automatic method of rating translations.
While it os often easy to say if a paragraph is translated well, it is more
diffciult to estimate the amount of badness in a paragraph. Hence the need
for some bad paragraphs.

 

N Wolcott HYPERLINK
"mailto:nwolcott2~at~post.harvard.edu"nwolcott2~at~post.harvard.edu


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