Saturday, September 26, 2009

To traduce or to translate, that is the question...

A very long time ago, one of my translation teachers asked us to do a "traduction"... I laughed so hard I almost got kicked out of the classroom. She didn't apologize or acknowledged a mistake. My guess is, considering she barely could pronounce properly -she kinda made me think of that scene in Singin' in the Rain when a diction couch tries to teach the vulgar blonde how tho pronounce rrrroooouuund vooowels, and her voice is akin to nails on a blackboard, but... I'm digressing, back to my teacher- she had no idea of that other derivation of the latin transducere: traduce... though I am not sure you can take that and make a noun out of it (traduction?).
Today I find this:

traduce \truh-DOOS; -DYOOS\, transitive verb:
To expose to contempt or shame by means of false statements or misrepresentation; to represent as blamable; to vilify.

So, a second, not very well hidden, meaning of translation is to misrepresent... to lead in other direction... maybe she knew that all along and has been laughing at me ever since...

I do not miss her.

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33 Comments:

Blogger Guillermo Núñez said...

De eso se trata.

Sunday, 27 September, 2009  
Blogger Princess Ale said...

Jajajajaja, yo me acuerdo perfecto !!!! No me acuerdo cómo se llamaba la mujer, pero recuerdo la cara de todos!!!

...and neither do I.

Monday, 28 September, 2009  
Blogger efg said...

Memo: sí, a veces uno lo olvida, pero la traducción apenas es poco más que una larga serie de "misrepresentations".

Ale: cómo olvidar su voz...

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