Multi-lingual texts
Thread poster: John Farebrother

John Farebrother  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
French to English
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Jul 1, 2017

Dear all

after years of translating other people's words, I've finally published a book of my own:, my memoirs from my other life as an emergency aid worker. As a linguist, I have tried to make it a cultural experience for the reader, among other things by including a liberal dose of local idioms to season the English text. I think it works; but I envisage problems if and when the book is translated into the local languages.
Has anyone come across other books resorting to a similar technique? How would you translate them?

[Edited at 2017-07-01 15:12 GMT]

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