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sniffychimp
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Potential Translating

Postby sniffychimp » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:12 pm

I have a basic understanding of Japanese with a few years of study (though I'm out of practice). I can navigate a kanji dictionary well enough, and I can figure the gist of things I don't directly understand through context. However, I have no experience actually translating a manga. If I were to give this a shot, what should I know going into it? If I could, I'd like to contribute to Munyu as well as keep up on my Japanese study at the same time.

Thanks for your time!

Malone
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Re: Potential Translating

Postby Malone » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:25 pm

Translating mangas is a good way to learn japanese.

I can give you some advices:

1. Pick a manga you really like.
You can achieve anything in life if you're motivated.
If you are translating a manga you really love, you'll probably
keep doing it until the end.

2. Try to find some time to translate every day.
No matter if it's only ten minutes.
Your brain will get used to the kanjis and you
won't have to use the dictionary.

3. You can find out the meaning of many words using the context.

4. Use your instinct, young padawan.


And when you have a script, send it to us and we'll find an editor for it. :wink:

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Re: Potential Translating

Postby sniffychimp » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:49 pm

Thanks for the response! One last thing. Can I see a script for an example of formatting?

Thanks!

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Biv
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Re: Potential Translating

Postby Biv » Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:57 pm

Kodomo no Jikan, page 7 and 8, script by Malone.
page 07

- well...

- Hayaki-chan!

- this is not 100% orange juice!!




- Eh? A sailor moon video?

- who likes this? (text next to the bubble)

- what a stingy house!

- slurp (text next to the bubble)

- It's a middle class family, you know...





- You have to study now

- your moms have entrusted me...

- these spoiled brats

- so...let's study, OK?


page 08

- study?

- he he




- Yeah

- so, get your textbooks now




- wow




- they are really obedient

- they do everything I say



- Now (big grey bubble)


Here is a link that can help you : http://forums.e-hentai.org/index.php?showtopic=41778

Good luck with your quest ! :D
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sniffychimp
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Re: Potential Translating

Postby sniffychimp » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:32 pm

Fantastic. Thank you!

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Re: Potential Translating

Postby KiTA » Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:25 am

I kinda prefer to have the Japanese text on top of the English translation, so I know where things go on the page, but yeah, scripting is easy. :)


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