Mark J. Reed scripsit: > On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 06:09:11PM -0500, John Cowan wrote: > > Original line from _The Warrior's Apprentice_ by Lois McMaster Bujold: > > "Only on Barrayar would pulling a loaded needler start a stampede toward one." > > English-to-Russian-to-English mangling thereof: "Only on Barrayar you risk to > > lose support instead of finding it when you threat with the charged weapon." > > Oh, that's terrible. Did that line actually appear in the Russian > translation?? I think Russian is even supposed to be one of the > languages spoken on Barrayar . . . Well, it's been translated back to English more or less casually; the Russian is probably at least grammatical, which the English isn't. -- My confusion is rapidly waxing John Cowan For XML Schema's too taxing: [log in to unmask] I'd use DTDs http://www.reutershealth.com If they had local trees -- http://www.ccil.org/~cowan I think I best switch to RELAX NG.