Off topic: Translations and women
Thread poster: Pnina

Pnina
Israel
Local time: 01:32
Italian to Hebrew
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Aug 13, 2006

Dear Translators,

Today I have stumbled across this quotation: "An old French proverb: Translations are like women - if they are beautiful, they are not faithful; if they are faithful, they are not beautiful."
www.authorsguild.org/?p=12104

I think that the real test of a translator's skill is not one of truth versus beauty but of workable compromise.

What do you think?


 

Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 00:32
Member (2002)
English to Russian
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MODERATOR
These words belong to George Bernard Shaw Aug 13, 2006

Please take a look at the old threads:

http://www.proz.com/post/21214#21214
and
http://www.proz.com/post/38683#38683

Natalia


 

Refugio
Local time: 15:32
Spanish to English
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Shaw was indulging in a witticism, Aug 13, 2006

not trying to define the nature of translation. Apart from the humor, he probably just meant that translations should flow naturally and yet still preserve the original meaning. Ideally, that should not require a compromise of standards in either direction.

 


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