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Subject:Re: Translation From:Richard Lippincott <rlippinc -at- BEV -dot- ETN -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 12 Dec 1994 09:03:35 EST
Karen Kay talked about translation from Japanese to English:
>often it's perfectly fine Japanese--but I end up using a lot of
>passive constructions in my translation because it's unclear who the
Ah, that would suggest that my original question may have been valid. If the
original Japanese was -clear- who the actor is, you'd have less problem with
the passive voice.
But I think you're right also about the other point: the translator should be
a native speaker of the target language. I think most of us can pick out
quickly the documents that were translated by persons who's native language was
English, and those who's native language was Japanese.
rlippinc -at- bev -dot- etn -dot- com