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08:49 Mar 28, 2007
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French to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Anthropology
French term or phrase: une voix parallèle pour conjuguer ses passions
Help please!

I'm translating a documentary script about how a well-known adventurer came to develop what became the secret of his success, ie undertaking experimental journeys combining several fields of study and turning his researches into books and films.

Precise context: "L’expérience pratique apportait en effet un éclairage nouveau et original, pouvant sans difficulté faire l’objet d’un récit à la fois sérieux et documenté, mais aussi riche d’anecdotes passionnantes et d’aventures vécues. Une formule extrêmement séduisante pour le jeune homme d’alors qui cherche une voix parallèle pour conjuguer ses passions."

X's passions are geography, history and adventure and he goes on to live by his travelling, writing and filming. It's probably very obvious but I'm struggling to find a neat translation. It might be a typo - voie instead of voix – which should help but doesn’t! Suggestions anyone? Thanks in advance
xxxSarah Gall
France
Local time: 06:24
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Summary of answers provided
3a new path to his combined passions
Odette Grille
3to convey his interests
juliebarba
3a medium
Conor McAuley


Discussion entries: 5





  

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a medium


Explanation:
Or:

a way of bringing all his interests together

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Note added at 4 mins (2007-03-28 08:54:17 GMT)
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Or a typo for "voie paralèlle"?

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-03-28 08:57:25 GMT)
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a way of weaving all of the threads of his interests together

The image in French is more of a line linking up his interests, but I think this works quite well too.

I like this particular interview because if you follow it through he weaves all of the threads of his interests together. It's easy to see what watching ...
people.stu.ca/~belyea/2007/RSD/RSD11.html


Conor McAuley
France
Local time: 06:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Conor, I like the notion of weaving

Asker: I'm going to play around with both your ideas and see what I come up with...

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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
to convey his interests


Explanation:
or as a vehicle for his passions/interests

to express his passions/interests

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-28 09:57:12 GMT)
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For voix/voie; I thought that 'outlet' or something similar might fit........or combine it into one with 'a parallel (or second) vehicle for his interests' .....or the same sentence but using Connor's 'medium' which is nice...or a channel even...

juliebarba
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:24
Native speaker of: English
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Julie, I may be spoiled for choice, "as a vehicle for" fits very well

Asker: More food for thought, thanks. I'll play around with both your ideas and come back to you

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
a new path to his combined passions


Explanation:
His passions gathered on an alternative path

Odette Grille
Canada
Local time: 00:24
Works in field
Native speaker of: French
Notes to answerer
Asker: Merci Odile

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