RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs

Subject: RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 21:14:25 +0000

I guess it would be somewhat reassuring that the problem is due to translation, but that it made it all the way to final publication...not so much.

-Brian

-----Original Message----- From: Gene Kim-Eng

Can't speak for all Asian languages, but Chinese shares the same
subject-verb-object basic sentence word placement with English, but the
placement of just about every other word type is different.
Autotranslation doesn't exaggerate this difference, it just makes it
painfully visible.

Gene Kim-Eng



On 4/15/2016 1:35 PM, Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com wrote:
> Clearly translation is part of the problem, but some of those convolutions have to be beyond even auto-trans to create.
> Although, knowing nothing about Asian languages, maybe there's a built-in complexity that auto-trans exaggerates.

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References:
Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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