From: Wayne Leman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Feb 17 2000 - 14:28:27 EST
Or, how about:
"Don't be double-minded or engage in double-talk!"
That retains the parallelism better than some other options.
As to whether or not something is a formal rendering, I think the bigger
question is: Was your source text formal or colloquial? It is best to try to
retain the original genre, mood, rhetorical impact in translation.
Otherwise, we change the meaning of the original during the translation
process, since mood, level of formality, and rhetorical impact are all part
of the original meaning. For those source passages where the level of
language and mood is formal, it's good to have the translation be formal.
Where the source text is informal or colloquial, accuracy is best preserved
by keeping that same level of language in the target language translation.
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> Nice. I had tried that once too, and now that you've said it, I think
>(for now!) that I like it even better!
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