Wednesday, October 03, 2012
I like to announce when a notable work has been translated into an IAL, and today an announcement was made that Skandal in Bohemia (I'll leave it to the reader to cleverly deduce the original English title) has been translated.into Lidepla (Lingwa de Planeta).
Right away you can see that the translation is not a very literal one, probably a good choice for a language like Lidepla:
"Then, how do you know?" -- "Yedoh, komo yu jan?"
"I see it, I deduce it. -- "Me vidi se, me dedukti se.
How do I know -- Pa exampla, komo me jan,
that you have been getting yourself very wet lately, -- ke nodavem yu bin gro-mokre
and that you have a most clumsy and careless servant girl?" -- e ke yur servi-gela es gro-nokushale e sinkuyda-ney ?"