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By pkchan | Published 06/27/2006 | Chinese | Recommendation:
Comments on making English the "National Language" of the U.S.
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By pkchan | Published 03/9/2016 | Translation Techniques | Not yet recommended
在波士頓,特別是在人名、街名、地鐵站,甚至城鎮的翻譯,都帶有濃厚的本土特色,沒有所謂對與錯的問題,約定俗成,但求說得出、容易記得到便是,目的只是給不諳英語的僑胞一個方便,就不太著重雅與不雅的考慮,例如﹕惡屎佛街、乞臣街、泰勒街都屬此列。隨著新移民多了,其中不少是外省移民,總覺得廣東人的音譯是怪怪的,加上文化習性不同,頗難接受這種『土翻譯』。
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