|Hey, that last entry was a good idea...
||[Feb. 25th, 2008|10:15 pm]
Legend of Heroes VI Sora no Kiseki Translation
akake_kenshi's recent entry in this community was an extremely good idea. Since I'm quite new here, you all basically just have me on my word that I can translate Japanese, and have no real idea what kind of a translator I am, how good I am, etc. (unless you've been watching the PopoloCrois anime, anyway, but what are the chances of THAT?). ;) So in much the way he provided you with a translation example for your perusal, I figure it's only fair that I do the same.|
Below, I've included a transcription of the full intro dialogue from Xanadu Next, as well as my rough translation of it. Please note that this translation represents only a single pass and a single proofreading, and has yet to be thoroughly edited in any way. In addition, I do not typically do direct translations, especially in a game like Xanadu Next where there's a lot of obviously stylized, flowery writing to work with -- even on a first pass, I try to actually take the time to produce some degree of natural English speech that would fit the situation, and this is exactly the approach I used below. It takes me a little longer than the average translator this way, but I think the end result is worth it. (:
Anyway, if anyone has any comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reply to this entry, or shout my name in the IRC channel to get my attention. I realize this is pretty rough, and there's definitely a lot of room for improvement, but hey, it's a start.
I'd have a lot more done by now, too, but I don't want to go any further until I'm certain what format to use for my translations. No sense spending hours translating text, only to find out that I'll have to totally reformat every line of it in order for it to be successfully patched back into the game, y'know?
Anyway, sorry, getting overly verbose now. (:
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