Dr. Tahnee is back in studio to provide her expert opinions on the subject of translation! Ben may not be a “Spoony Bard” but all of his base do belong to them… as they discuss the intricacies of communicating source language content successfully in a target language. What does translation success mean or even look like? Listen in to their discussions and find out!
00:00:20 - This week Ben and Tahnee are talking about the word translation!
00:01:00 - “The Alchemist” is better translated to English than in the original Portuguese?
00:04:10 - Tahnee’s thoughts on two books she read that were translated from Japanese
00:07:05 - Ben thinks “District B-13” and “Shaolin Soccer” didn’t need language translations
00:09:10 - How do you translate facial expressions?
00:12:50 - Interpreting gestures and body language
00:15:00 - Tahnee’s Pro Tip: DON’T DO THE OK SIGN IN BRAZIL!
00:16:55 - Movie titles can be more descriptive in other languages
00:20:15 - American movie titles in Portuguese, and Ben’s favorite, “Eleven Men and a Secret”
00:22:50 - “Translator traitor,” “correct” translations, and ways to translate fiction
00:26:20 - Songs in other languages, and Tahnee asks “Are translators artists?”
00:30:25 - Food for though on “eating word” translations
00:32:35 - Ben thinks about math when he hears the word translation?
00:35:20 - Tahnee has questions about video game translations and localizations
00:37:40 - Ben’s opinion on if translators for games need to have video game experience
00:43:10 - All about the Twilight Zone episode “To Server Man”
00:46:30 - Spoiler alert… “IT’S A COOKBOOK!”
00:51:25 - Tahnee shares her video game research with Ben
00:54:01 - Censorship, profanity, a bit from Netflix’s “The Pentaverate,” and the “Spoony Bard”
00:57:00 - Ben explains to Tahnee how video games teach you how to play
01:00:15 - Tahnee’s thoughts on the importance of translating documents
01:05:10 - Game translation errors, and Tahnee’s expert assessment on “what went wrong”
01:12:00 - The story or the “I AM ERROR” meme from “The Legend of Zelda 2”
01:14:40 - Mango gets vocal to end the show
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