NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
PDF pending restoration PDF pending restoration
ERIC Number: ED109913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May-13
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Three Ways to Say "You", Among Other Pronouns.
Iliescu, Sanda M.
Grammatical transfer is used to render the values and meanings of the structures in Romanian pronouns into English. This device can be used in explaining the exact nuances of Romanian pronouns to speakers of English. In translating from English to Romanian, a special problem is presented by the pronoun "you," which in Romanian can take one of many forms. In Romanian there are distinct forms of the second persons pronoun used in parallel with forms of the pronoun of reverence, which permits a wide gradation in the communication of the message. Therefore, when translating from English, a wider context is necessary; this enables the translator to establish the nature of the relations between the addressor and the addressee. In addition, the peculiarities of usage of the personal pronouns must be kept in mind. For instance, in translating from English into Romanian, one must not render all the personal pronouns; this is unnecessary and would make for clumsy translations, since in Romanian the mere use of the personal pronoun is a means of accentuation. (AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Defense Education Act Title VI