Texas, USA (Galveston Daily News): The Italian phrase Traduttore, Traditore (translator, traitor) sums up some of the pitfalls of translation I have discussed in previous columns. Incompetent, malicious or overzealous translators can mutilate a writer’s work by twisting, subtracting or adding to what a writer has said. But translations also have affected and shaped entire languages such as English and German.
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