Great Translation Mr. González at


Great Translation

Mr. González at fotos delapocalipsis, carrying on a discussion of not using such things as Babelfish to translate presents this superb example of translation.

"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit", says the Lord of Hosts (Zacarias, 4, 6) "No cerca pudo ni por energía, pero por mi alcohol" dice a SEÑOR de anfitriones (Google)

Now, I'm certain that I am not seeing everything that is wrong with that translation--but even to my eyes the Spirit referred to is certainly not the spirit that is there in translation. I also wonder about "energia" but as I have said, my spanish is rudimentary at best, and I piece together what senor González tries to tell me. There was a wonderful poem there the other day, that I have some sense of, but I'm going to take to my translation department to see if I can get a better handle at least on a literal level. Anyway, thanks for the chuckle!

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