mjj (flemmings) wrote,

What a useful man Brust is, she says in pleased surprise. I find that I can occasionally mitigate the idiocies of Japanese in translation through a judicious application of Paarfi's style. "Before sipping, while sipping, and after sipping, his red lips floated their usual small smile" thus turns into "Before doing so, and after, and indeed in the course of the action itself, his red lips curved in their customary little smile."

Now if I could only do something about: 'His bent left knee had fallen to the side, the right knee stood up, and on that right knee he was resting his right elbow and on his right hand he was resting his right cheek." Yumemakura clearly always wanted to be a mangaka, but he didn't have the Latin.
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