Hi there~ Something has been bothering me for a while and finally I decided to ask...
Is it ok to translate a song using another translation instead of the original lyrics? Like from Russian to English and then from THAT English translation to Spanish (or any other combination you like...)
I mean... I don't think that's a good idea and I've seen some users doing it (it's like a pet peeve for me). Not that I'm going to do anything about it (since it's their choice anyways), but I just wanna know what do you guys think.
Translating from one language to another sometimes makes it loose some of its essence because maybe one language doesn't have a proper equivalent for what it originally says, so the translator changes the lyrics a bit to try to convey the intended meaning... so translating that to another language feels like a telephone game.
Maybe some translators have no choice when it comes to certain types of texts, but I'm talking about this forum in particular.