November 11, 2007

Chapter 25 (The Shore in Twilight)

胎殻 [たいかく] taikaku (womb + husk), the "shell" that lends a taika a physical resemblance to her presumed parents.

On page 32, Youko uses the expression「なるようになる」(naru youni naru), for which Eijirou suggests (among others): Que sera, sera. Except that Youko uses the unadorned imperative:「なるようになれ」(naru youni nare), which makes everybody in the room catch their breath. I originally thought of translating it: "As far as the other kingdoms are concerned, Que f—ing sera, sera, eh?" but that was a bit too crude (though I think it captures the essense of this bit of dialog perfectly), so I changed it to: "As far as the other kingdoms are concerned, they're screwed, right?"

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# posted by Anonymous Anonymous
11/16/2007 3:51 PM   
Thank you very much for the translation, I wait impatiently for the continuation