Re: RARA-AVIS: Re:Apply Now: Banff International Literary Translation Centre

From: Steve Novak (Cinefrog@comcast.net)
Date: 24 Oct 2008

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    In the same vein...and in another îlangue╣...you should hear some French natives (like me) talk about îles Canadiens╣ and their îbastard╣ French...

    Remember you╣re always a peasant for somebody else...at the socio-linguists say...

    In any case I certainly have watched several French Canadian movies with the subtitles to make sure I got it...and I can say the same thing for some
    îEnglish╣ films with lots of slang/accents...etc...and I don╣t exactly understand what the whole fuss is about...or why ever putting the subtitles for kids in school would be a question...

    Maybe, I missed a meeting...

    Best Montois

    On 10/24/08 4:46 PM, "jacquesdebierue" <jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com> wrote:

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    > The problem with Shakespeare is that it's archaic language. If you get
    > into it, you will probably love it. On the other hand, if kids can't
    > get into the language, it's a lost cause. He wrote what he wrote.
    >
    > I have found that there are people who can't get into the hardboiled
    > language, for example. It pains me to say so, but some people are
    > repelled by it, or it doesn't "sound" in their heads. We fans think
    > the straighforward, cut-to-the-chase way of telling is optimal (in
    > some sense) but you should hear what non-fans say about it...
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > mrt
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    >

    Steve Novak Cinefrog@comcast.net

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