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Re: Worst booklet notes you've seen
Posted by Martin Walker on February 11, 2016, 12:02 pm, in reply to "Re: Worst booklet notes you've seen"
I know what Colin Mackie is talking about - however, I do believe the often pretentious and quasi-academic prose can be translated rather better than in the cases I have seen of CPO's liner notes. Here, for instance, once you realise "satisfy" is a mistaken translation of "genügen" (if I am not mistaken), which might better be rendered as "This can hardly suffice in the human sciences" etc. Otherwise, though, I find this particular example rather innocuous in its pedantic stating of the obvious, and not unclearly translated.
Years ago, horrified by the inadequacy of the English translations (which used to be much worse) I once offered CPO my services as translator, an offer which was ignored - perhaps the majority were/are done by friends of friends for a very modest fee?
- Worst booklet notes you've seen - Brian Reinhart February 9, 2016, 2:30 pm
- Re: Worst booklet notes you've seen - Johan van Veen February 9, 2016, 6:40 pm
- Re: Worst booklet notes you've seen - Marc Bridle February 10, 2016, 11:14 am
- Re: Worst booklet notes you've seen - Colin Mackie February 10, 2016, 12:06 pm
- Re: Worst booklet notes you've seen - Colin Mackie June 3, 2016, 8:48 pm
- Re: Worst booklet notes you've seen - Stuart June 8, 2016, 4:46 pm
- Re: Worst booklet notes you've seen - David Barker June 28, 2017, 9:02 am
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