Translation exercise idea
|From:||Amanda Babcock Furrow <langs@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 1, 2008, 5:28|
I noticed the other day that the Time-Life First Questions And Answers About...
series I was reading to my son would make great translation fodder (or, in
some cases, inspiration for conculturally appropriate parallel texts :)
Here are some of the topics (each answered in about a paragraph of simple
text) in one of the books:
Why is the grass green?
Why do dandelions get fuzzy?
How does a dandelion grow from a seed?
Why do bees buzz around flowers?
Why do roses have thorns?
Are flowers alive? (I particularly like this one... lots of conculture
How do birds build nests?
Why do birds sing different songs?
How do birds fly?
Why do some trees look smooth and some trees look rough?
Where are all those ants going?
... that's about half the contents page for the book "Why is the grass
green". I believe I am going to translate, or possibly reframe/reanswer,
some of these.