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Re: Subtitling (was: Newest natlang?)

From:deinx nxtxr <deinx.nxtxr@...>
Date:Monday, September 29, 2008, 18:05
> [] On Behalf Of Eugene Oh
> Ah I see, thanks to both Mark and Chris for explaining. I > find that when > captions are available, I tend toread the captions more than > I either look > at the screen for what's happening, or listen to the actual > speech. The > speech of the actors in those cases become like secondary > sound effects. > Whereas where subtitling is present and I understand the > original language, > I end up making an effort to ignore the subtitles. > Is that common?
I do that too which is why I have mixed feelings about subtitling vs. overdubbing. I once watched a movie in Sweden with some girls that I met. The movie was in English with Swedish subtitles, but I still keep reading the subtitles even though I really didn't know what they said. There's something about them that's just inherently distracting.