Thursday, February 28, 2008

Interpreting à la Lucy

Interpreting is about more than moving words from one language to another. It's about conveying the message.

Last week, I came across this I Love Lucy clip on another blog where it was provided as a good example of relay interpreting. While this is true, I think it really serves a better example of how so much more goes into a message than words. Interpreters must interpret tone of voice and body language as well in order to convey the speaker's true intent.

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