- emmadelosnardos said: that is RIDICULOUS! not to mention an interesting example of cultural tensions between france and her former colonies, expressed linguistically.
- 4seiji said: how is there a right way and a wrong way to translate characters into a language they never speak in canon? it’d be one thing if you said “okay they are parisian now” and then used quebec dialect, but the drabble doesn’t give a location.
- notreallymyarea said: Hey. I just want to say that I think it’s amazing that you even translated it in the first place! So for them to quibble over something as childish as dialect is really missing the big picture. Please don’t let this ruin your day/night. :)
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what happened? oh no? you wrote a drabble in french and peeps didn’t like?
I made two actual conjugation mistakes because I wrote it quickly at work, and I totally own up to those. They’ve since been corrected. The main problem is the dialogue, everyone keeps trying to correct the way I’ve written them speaking.
The problem is they’re speaking in typical Quebec french, which is what I’m familiar with. It’s not wrong, it’s just not what these people are used to. And rather than go “Hey, why’d you choose to make them speak like that?” or even “I would have chosen to make them say this instead”, the general reaction is “Well since I actually speak french [making the assumption that I, as the author, do not], this is what you should have written.”
I actually deleted one anonymous comment and added a huge AN at the top explaining why I did it the way I did and that I no longer want feedback on it, and the anon SENT THE REVIEW AGAIN. So I’ve had to moderate anonymous comments on FF.net until they get the bloody hint.