translating comics : onomatopeia issues
Thread poster: Geraldine Oudin

Geraldine Oudin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Japanese to French
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Feb 8, 2009

I was contacted by an publisher who wants me to translate comics from Japanese into French.
I am very exited about the idea, and I would like to find a list of French onomatopoeias to help me in this work. I have been reading many comics in my life, but some situations leave me clueless, and unfortunately I haven't found anything convincing so far on the internet.
There is a French dictionary of onomatopoeias, but it is a bit expensive and I'd rather wait to see if they keep me after the first book to buy it.
Thank you for your help...


 

Miroslav Jeftic  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:12
English to Serbian
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Hm. Feb 8, 2009

I don't think that any European language can reproduce a plethora of onomatopoeias that exist and are in regular use in Japanese. So I don't think a dictionary will be of that much help.icon_smile.gif
Maybe try to get some comics that are already translated into French or English and see whether you can get some idea about the translation from them.icon_smile.gif


 

Jared Tabor
Local time: 16:12
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Locking thread, topic already posted at http://www.proz.com/topic/127058 Feb 8, 2009

Hello France-Japon,

I see you have already posted this at http://www.proz.com/topic/127058 . I will lock this thread to allow the discussion to take place in one thread. Thanks.

Best regards,

Jared


 


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