[sumo] Another one -(OT)
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Sat Jan 31 09:57:53 EST 2009
good translation/ great translation coaching.
How lucky we are to have this talent among us.
the sumo artist
> At 2:09 PM +0900 1/31/09, Mike Charlton wrote:
>>On Sat, Jan 31, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Scott M. Kahn <smk1 at columbia.edu>
>> > Perhaps someone can translate this article which seems to hint at a
>> > prior borderline test result at the same time the Russian brothers
>> > were expelled-
>> > http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/090130/spf0901301753006-n1.htm
>>I'll do my best. My Japanese isn't that good, so take the following with
>>a grain of salt. This is the first newspaper article I've tried to
>>So please be kind to me :-) (hope I don't make any horrible mistakes...)
>>I have probably got the reading of the names wrong :-(...
> That's a pretty good translation. I haven't double checked the names
> (unless somone wants to pay me to do so ;-) My one word of advice
> would be to feel free to be a little more liberal in rearranging the
> Japanese so the English flows more smoothly naturally. Instead of .
> . .
>>With respect to the problem of marijauna circulating amongst rikishi,
>>he is the first Japanese to have been arrested. It brings up the
>>of whether cannabis use is spreading to the Japanese rikishi, something
>>that strictly questions the sumo world's struggle for revival.
> You could have something like:
> This incident marks the first arrest of a Japanese rikishi in the
> marijuana scandal roiling the sumo world. The suspicion that
> marijuana use may also be spreading among Japanese wrestlers raises
> tough questions about the efforts the sport is making to regain its
> Just a little unsolicited advice. Pretty good job, though, for a
> first effort. Ganbatte!
> Carl Freire
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