what translation of mein kampf is the exact thing hitler wrote just in english?
The Ford Translation or the one by Ralph Manheim. ok so what is the best out of them? i noticed that the ford is like 400 pages but Ralph Manheim's is like 600
Asked By: Robert Hibberd - 9/27/2010
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Any translation from one language to another will always be different from the original. For example, there are many sayings in English like "above board" but if that saying were translated into another language it might come out like "higher than wood" which makes no sense. A good translation preserves these sayings... More
Answered By: thetechguy2002 - 9/27/2010
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None of them. Something is always lost in translation, no matter the work. Any translation is usually equally valid, because it'll be "more" accurate in parts, and "less" accurate in parts. But the level of accuracy is totally subjective.
Answered By: Silent_One - 9/27/2010
That's a very hard question to answer, because every translation differs somewhat from the original. Words don't always transpose exactly from one language to another - they have sub-meanings that don't carry over at all. Manheim has taken extra words to try to capture some of the nuances in the German - but you would... More
Answered By: old lady - 9/27/2010
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