Welcome to my French class blog. I hope to post periodically with updates on what's going on in class.

Friday, August 12, 2011

What a Cool Job!

I read this article in today's Post Standard.  What a great job!  Translating for movies!  How fun would that be!  I found it particularly interesting the issues they faced trying to translate Larry the Cable Guy's "redneck" lines.  This is (yet another reason) why translators will never replace language learning.  Slang is constantly changing, and the nuances of regional dialects are too many to be accurately replicated by machine translation.  The human factor will always be necessary for communicating with those who speak other languages.  For those of you interested in drama, or careers in that field, this provides interesting food for thought.  Whether as subtitle writer, or actor who dubs in French knowing another language will make you more marketable!

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