Translation of poetic texts on the

Brothers shall fight and fell each other, And sisters' sons shall kinship stain; [ Part of the ambiguity, for a translator, involves the structure of human language.

This will of course make the version appealing to those readers who want their emotions massaged, but it is not 'dynamic equivalence.


The press release also says that the NLT is an "entirely new translation," but an examination of the version shows that it inherits many renderings of the Living Bible which would probably not have been used by the NLT reviewers if they started from scratch. Notable is the Japanese kanbuna system for glossing Chinese texts for Japanese speakers.

It claims that this style is necessary "to make the translation clear to a modern audience that tends to read male-oriented language as applying only to males" and that it is "driven by the concern to reflect accurately the intended meaning of the original texts.

A major revision of the New Living Translation—called the New Living Translation second edition —was published in Blomberg of Denver Seminary, who was a reviewer for the NLT's Gospel according to Matthew, has explicitly stated that this version is not suitable as a regular Bible for adults.

Fjorgyn appears in both a masculine and a feminine form. In the East Asian sphere of Chinese cultural influence, more important than translation per se has been the use and reading of Chinese texts, which also had substantial influence on the Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese languages, with substantial borrowings of Chinese vocabulary and writing system.

Inthe translators gathered again to make the revisions determined by the reviewers. For poets, this creates the great advantage of ambiguity. This is apparently the transitional stanza, in which the Volva, rewarded by Othin for her knowledge of the past stanzasis induced to proceed with her real prophecy stanzas The Indian epic, the Ramayanaappears in many versions in the various Indian languagesand the stories are different in each.

Rather, it appears that the main idea was simply to make the version easy to read at all costs. There is, however, no sharp boundary between formal and functional equivalence.


Eventually the full translation emerged. There were several differing versions of the story of Othin's relations with Mimir; another one, quite incompatible with this, appears in stanza The internal structure of Chinese characters has a beauty of its own, and the calligraphy in which classical poems were written is another important but untranslatable dimension.

The story referred to in stanzas both quoted by Snorri is that of the rebuilding of Asgarth after its destruction by the Wanes. Because the correct interpretation of this phrase is well-known to all competent scholars, it seems incredible that the scholars involved in the making of the NLT are responsible for the problem here.

The Chinese call the method of the great Tang poets of working imaginatively while being bound by strictures "dancing in chains. The unlikely and impossible to translate are rich.

Heaney interweaves the events of the present in the poem with memories and images from the past. Paul never does this in his epistles. Depending on the given translation, the two qualities may not be mutually exclusive.

In What Sense are Short Poetic Texts a Narrative?

Snorri, in quoting these two stanzas, omits 55,and 56, 3, making a single stanza out of 55, I, and 56, 4, 2, I, in that order. Even Latin grammarians and orators have troubles with poems and tend to Q them behind the eight ball.

Friedrich Schleiermacher The criteria for judging the transparency of a translation appear more straightforward: There has been much discussion as to the status of stanza A translator may render only parts of the original text, provided he indicates that this is what he is doing.

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As quoted by Snorri the first line of this stanza runs:The Improperia are a series of antiphons and responses, expressing the remonstrance of Jesus Christ with His people. Also known as the Reproaches, they are sung In the Catholic liturgy as part of the observance of the Passion, usually on the afternoon of.

Poetry & Translation - Whether it’s for National Translation Month in September or any time of the year, learn more about the art of the translation with this collection of texts, videos, poems, and more.

What makes a good literary translator? By Daniel Hahn and Fahmida Riaz 15 October - The literary translation workshop in Karachi is a partnership between the British Council’s literature department, the British Centre for Literary Translation and Oxford University Press Pakistan.

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