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Re: Translation errors in Antarctic Mystery

From: Brian Taves <btav~at~loc.gov>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 20:18:54 -0400 (EDT)
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The quickest way I know of to begin checking a translation is to compare
the table of contents. If that fails to match--problems ....

On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, N Wolcott wrote:

> I was assuming there were certain paragraphs that had problems in the
> later chapters.
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> Have you looked at the simple method of ‚€¶ counting the number of words? Any translation that‚€™s is significantly shorter than the original can‚€™t be very good.
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> 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.
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> PS I am not interested in errors in the Mercier translations.
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> 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.
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Brian Taves
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