Slavic Languages (with Latin script) in European Union

South Slavic: Bosnian/Croatian /Serbian/ Montenegrin/Slovenian Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian used to be known collectively as Serbo-Croat but are differentiating all the time since the break-up of former Yugoslavia. While Croatian is written almost exclusively in the Latin alphabet, Serbian is just as likely to be written in Cyrillic script (see section X) as in Latin… Read More »

Walter Benjamin

It is the task of the translator to release in his own language that pure language that is under the spell of another, to liberate the language imprisoned in a work in his re-creation of that work. ~ Walter Benjamin, Illuminations: Essays and Reflections Este sarcina traducătorului să publice în propria sa limbă acel limbaj… Read More »

Lost and found in translation – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostFor fans of foreign literature, nothing kills the joy of reading more than knowing that the translated book which you are reading contains wrong meanings and phonetic mistakes — the names of people and places that are unrecognisable when you repeat … Source:: Lost and found in translation – Bangkok Post