Is that a fish in your ear? and Other questions about translation
Thread poster: RominaZ

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Aug 29, 2011

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How do you give directions if your language has no "left" or "right"? Why would you need a word for the number 1.25? And how do you translate a joke?

David Bellos looks at the peculiarities of language and the art of translation as a part of his book "Is That a Fish in Your Ear? Translation and the meaning of everything."

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