How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
This volume includes contributions on dialect translation as well as other studies concerned with the problems facing the translator in bridging cultural divides. While the first part of the book discusses how to make a wide range of European voices "sing" in translation, subsequent chapters illustrate the different solutions employed in conveying the foreign concepts and milieu from which these voices spring.