Monthly Archives: April 2015

books and roses

St George is England’s patron saint – and Catalonia’s. April 23, his day is traditionally when Catalans celebrate all kinds of love, by giving red roses, as St George is supposed to have given one to the princess he saved from the

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Posted in international, literature

tasting translation: Aed

Translators on holiday should not be left free to analyse a menu for too long. But sometimes they are pleasantly surprised. I was in Tallinn for 48 hours only with a fluent Estonian speaker. Delight soon replaced my initial disorientation and

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Posted in language

Don’t translate this!

When should you say no to translation? Sometimes saying yes can be just too dangerous – the translator is drawn into an ethical dilemma or puts their life at risk. For a fascinating discussion of this issue with experts in

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Posted in literature

Rejoice! or Exult?

Catholics should be used to the new English translation of the Latin liturgy after four years. But at times like Easter, which particularly cut through and beyond time, it’s familiar words we want. The premise for the new translation was

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Posted in faith, translation
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