Friday, February 17, 2017
Lost In Translation.
Chances are that if you're reading this blog your first language, or primary language, is English. It's written in English, so not surprisingly most visitors come from English speaking places and/or mainly speak English in their daily lives. And chances are you've had a problem understanding what Donald Trump has said at least once, since his style of speaking can be unclear and repetitive. Now just imagine what it's like translating Trumpspeak into other languages. According to this article it is in fact quite the problem. Some of his statements come out as impossible to understand if you translate them too literally, yet not doing so may not mirror the fact they're confusing in English as well. He just doesn't speak in the way US politicians generally have spoken. I'm glad I don't have to translate his rambling.