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Harry Potter language question

The spells in the Harry Potter books are in a kind of Latin. There is a Latin translation of the first Harry Potter book. What language are the spells in that? (PLEASE SAY GREEK!) What language are the spells in the Greek translation? (PLEASE SAY EGYPTIAN!)
posted by thatwhichfalls on Aug 25, 2016 - 9 answers

Good French books that HAVEN'T been translated.

I'm looking for recommendations for French books by diaspora/PoC authors who have NOT been translated into English. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Feb 6, 2016 - 9 answers

Why yes, it's because of Hogfather. Why do you ask?

How does Death speak in Discworld translations into non-alphabetical scripts? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Dec 25, 2014 - 6 answers

Introducing Terry Pratchett to a Japanese reader

I'm exchanging emails with a Japanese woman from Tokyo. We talked about books, and I mentioned Terry Pratchett as one of my favorite authors. She said: "His work looks interesting! Do you have a recommendation?" [more inside]
posted by mortimore on Oct 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Finding a great translation of a foreign book

When there are a lot of editions of a foreign book available, how do you go about finding and choosing a good translation? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on Aug 24, 2014 - 5 answers

How to identify particularly good French translations of English books?

My SO prefers reading in French, and I'm introducing her to some of my favourite English-language books. Is there a site somewhere that I can use to look up which books are agreed to have really great translations from English to French? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Apr 9, 2014 - 7 answers

Look at this old bookplate!

What language is this? What does it say? [more inside]
posted by steef on Feb 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Looking for a Chinese and English GCSE science book

I'm looking for two books, one biology, one chemistry. They are related to GCSE, they say that on the front of the books, but I don't know if they're licensed. One has a green cover, one has a blue cover, but they both have pictures on the front. The good thing about these books is that they explain scientific concepts through diagrams in one-pagers, which are conveniently in both Chinese and English. Help me find these books? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Aug 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Where can I buy high Vietnamese sub-titled books and movies (with delivery to Australia)?

Where can I buy high Vietnamese sub-titled books and movies (with delivery to Australia)? [more inside]
posted by travellingincognito on Feb 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Best translation of Lucretius

Hey classicists! What's the best translation of Lucretius' De Rerum Natura? [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Jun 26, 2011 - 9 answers

When Asterix speaks Chinese

Have you read Astérix in a Chinese, Korean, or Arabic translation? [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on Jun 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Good translations of Cervantes and Tolsoy?

I'm up for tackling some big all-time classics, especially Don Quixote and War and Peace, and I'm wondering which translations to get. [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Apr 29, 2011 - 19 answers

Was Norwegian Wood ever translated into Turkish?

Does a Turkish edition of Norwegian Wood exist? [more inside]
posted by jng on Dec 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Cost to translate the last two Red Wheel books

What would be a ballpark cost to translate Solzhenitsyn's remaining two "Red Wheel" books into English? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Nov 5, 2010 - 7 answers

My 5-year punishment must come to an end...

Bookish mystery: Help me identify the translation of Crime and Punishment I was reading. [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Apr 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Best translation of Count of Monte Cristo?

Best translation of the Count of Monte Cristo? I'm reading for fun, not deep meaning or themes. So "best" here means most readable/fun, not closest to the original. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Feb 14, 2010 - 10 answers

What are some great books not originally in English?

Summer Reading Filter: looking for great books NOT originally in English [more inside]
posted by maca on May 17, 2009 - 36 answers

Getting into book translation from movies

How do I move into book translation? Do I want to? [more inside]
posted by saysthis on May 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Learn German the hard way!

I'm hoping to start learning German again (I spent a solid 8 years in middle/high school doing my best to avoid learning a single word), and would like to get the ball rolling again by trying to read a book in German. Does anyone have any suggestions for a fairly basic, but entirely adult ( as opposed to young adult) book that would keep me interested/not destroy my will to learn? [more inside]
posted by domakesaypat on Feb 16, 2009 - 16 answers

Where can I find English translations of European comics?

Is there any database or online fan community focused on translating European comics? [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Aug 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Donkey Hoatie?

Is there a Definitive English translation of Don Quixote? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Apr 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Looking for an online store to easily find and purchase popular/classic books translated/written in European French. Mag subscriptions too!

I'm looking for popular books, novels, magazines, comic books...in European French (not Canadian French). I'd also like to be able to easily order/purchase them from home (preferably from places like Amazon.com). [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 4, 2007 - 8 answers

I need a Latin translation for "In books, truth, and in truth, monsters."

I need a translation into Latin here. The phrase is: "In books, there is truth, and in truth, there are monsters." I'd like it to be as short and concise as possible, perhaps something like "In books, truth, and in truth, monsters." I'm working on a rather odd story right now, so I may have some more strange questions in the coming weeks. Thanks.
posted by Faint of Butt on Sep 7, 2006 - 11 answers

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