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Written by Emmeline
(4/24/2003 7:22 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Translations: nice, d__ etc., penned by Helka Maria
I hope you are well now?
] But the word nice ! That passage is terrible in Finnish. Nice was translated as lovely , and believe me, it sounded stupid.
Translation is difficult sometimes, especially when you cannot find a word to fit when in one language it has more than one meaning but in another only one.
] All in all, I prefer to read NA (and other JA books as well) in English.
I too. Although I do like to read translations just to see how well translated they are. :)
] What do the native speaker's of English say about the language of NA? Do you find it stiff and unlikely?
Not at all, I like JA's language very much.
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