Re: [gundam] Lost In The Translation


Chien Ting Chin (chinc@sten.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca)
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 11:18:50 -0500


On Mon, 15 Mar 1999 Enigma298@aol.com wrote:
> I think this is probably symptomatic of attempting to translate many "eastern"
> languages to latin-based western languages. Certainly, when I compare Thai
> translations to English translations of various anime, the dialogue seems to
> run much more smoothly in Thai, whereas it can come across as cheesy in
> English.

That's very interesting. What's the Thai language related to? Of course,
Thai is Buddhist, that's a plus in relating to many Asian cultures.

CHIN, Chien Ting
Dept of Medical Biophysics, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
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Man is a bubble

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