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Is That a Fish in Your Ear? and Other Questions About Translation

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Uploaded on Aug 25, 2011

How do you give directions if your language has no "left" or "right"? Why would you need a word for the number 1.25? And how do you translate a joke?

David Bellos looks at the peculiarities of language and the art of translation as a part of his book IS THAT A FISH IN YOUR EAR? TRANSLATION AND THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING.

http://us.macmillan.com/isthatafishin...

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