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Old 24.03.2020, 20:04
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RIP Albert Uderzo

One of the creators os Asterix.

(René Goscinny died in 1977)

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Old 24.03.2020, 20:19
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Re: RIP Albert Uderzo

A thought today too for one of my Lecturers at Leicester Poly- who was one of the two official translators into English- Derek Hockridge (or Hotlips as we called him for all sorts of reasons). Very hard to translate - lots of colloquial expressions, and bubble sounds- very difficult to make it sound right- helped him on many occasions. Also passed about 10 years ago.
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A thought today too for one of my Lecturers at Leicester Poly- who was one of the two official translators into English- Derek Hockridge (or Hotlips as we called him for all sorts of reasons). Very hard to translate - lots of colloquial expressions, and bubble sounds- very difficult to make it sound right- helped him on many occasions. Also passed about 10 years ago.
Odile, please forgive me, but what on earth are you talking about?
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Re: RIP Albert Uderzo

My guess is one of the official translators of French speaking Asterix into English.
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Re: RIP Albert Uderzo

Yes, indeed- as most here on EF would have read Asterix in English and not the original French. Bubble sounds, as in not words, but sounds, in a cartoon put in a bubble! 'Paf' to be translated into 'slap' - most people don't realise sounds linked to actions are very different in different languages. Same for animals. Mooh in English for a cow, but 'meuh' in French. So yes, seeing the news about Uderzo reminded me of the days I helped Derek with translating Asterix into English and the long discussions we had.
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Yes, indeed- as most here on EF would have read Asterix in English and not the original French. Bubble sounds, as in not words, but sounds, in a cartoon put in a bubble! 'Paf' to be translated into 'slap' - most people don't realise sounds linked to actions are very different in different languages. Same for animals. Mooh in English for a cow, but 'meuh' in French. So yes, seeing the news about Uderzo reminded me of the days I helped Derek with translating Asterix into English and the long discussions we had.
Thank you for clarifying.
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Yes, indeed- as most here on EF would have read Asterix in English and not the original French.
I have only read or watched it in French.

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Re: RIP Albert Uderzo

Let's hope Assurancetourix will not sing sad songs.
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