The (Real) Interpreter
Thread poster: Stephanie Mitchel

Stephanie Mitchel  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:59
French to English
Apr 21, 2005

With all the hype about this new movie, here's a voice from behind the scenes.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050419/ap_en_ot/film_the_real_interpreter


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Lydia Molea  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:59
English to German
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Thank you! Apr 21, 2005

Very intereting article. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie

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Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 06:59
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Sounds familiar Apr 22, 2005

We know that some delegates are horrible and when they ask for the floor we just shudder.

As an on-the-job conference trainee I had to do both transcription and translation from transcription. I think I heard quite a few.

There were even those who hogged conventions. Once, we were short of earphones and using tape recorders with pedals, and the room was suddenly filled with the voice of a single guy in various points of his interventions. He was literally "coming out of our ears".


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Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:59
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Thanks for sharing, Stephanie... Apr 22, 2005

I can only echo Parrot's remarks - some of Brigitte's statements sound awfully familiar. And the interpreter's nightmare is not only defective grammar and unidiomatic speech but also heavy accents and excessive talking speed...

Steffen


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