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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.

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