The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37073   Message #515921
Posted By: catspaw49
27-Jul-01 - 11:04 AM
Thread Name: Translations mutilating songs
Subject: RE: Translations mutilating songs
Ah Wolfgang, even inveterate BS'ers have some other thoughts at times.

I question whether in many cases the translation is as much at fault as the translator. At times I think they well know the "liberties" they are taking and feel they are creating a "new and better: song, or one that appeals to them more. I mean that happens without translations, so I'd see no reason that it wouldn't be equally a factor in translations.