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Old 02-20-2009, 09:29 PM   #36
Josh Reyer
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Re: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 11

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
For my own purposes- I would be more interested in a word for word translation rather than an interpretation and guess work.
Word-for-word, while conceivable for Latin and particularly Germanic-derived languages, is impossible for Japanese to English. Not only is the grammar and idiom too disparate, you run into the problem of what words to use.

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