Why does this Russian translation not match up?
April 14, 2011 12:21 PM Subscribe
There's a "Trimet Respects Civil Rights" notice on all the public transit vehicles in Portland. It's one straightforward paragraph translated into 6 languages. Why is it that in the [what I believe to be] Russian translation, the word "Trimet" only appears once, whereas in the 5 other languages it appears twice?
posted by desertface to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Is there something special about the Russian language or Cyrillic characters that allows you to phonetically translate proper nouns like that?
(I don't have a photo, sorry)