24 July 2015
1 July 2015
Volume 49 is finally complete! The last chapter was short, but there was one particular section that was a real bitch to translate...
This damn list of appointing duties for the Northern campaign. The first problem is that I'm pretty sure the online version of C.H. Brewitt-Taylor translation of RotTK got the appointments wrong. For instance, Liao Hua is listed as one of the Central Army generals and Deng Zhi as a Right Army general. But in this manga, Liao Hua is listed as the Left Army general and Deng Zhi as a Central Army general. So to see who was right and who was wrong, I had to google for an online text of the novel in its original Chinese at Chinese Text Project. Although I can't "read" Chinese, I do know Chinese characters, and it's pretty clear the Brewitt-Taylor version is wrong (副將飛衛將軍廖化; 中監軍揚武將軍鄧芝). The second problem is that the titles of these generals are all left out in the Brewitt-Taylor translation, perhaps presumably to make it easier for English readers. As a result, I was left scratching my head at whether or not there was any conventional translation used by academics for terms like 飛衛將軍, 安遠將, or 揚武將軍. After googling, most seem to lack a commonly accepted translation, so I just went with whatever sounded best to me.
Also, I know shit like "General who Quells the North" sounds extremely long-winded and awkward for a title, but it sounds a lot more succinct and prestigious in the original Chinese.
That's it for now. I'm going to take a break before the Northern campaign starts and see if I can get the Historie volume out by this month's end like I mentioned before.
Sangokushi c342: Sendspace
Posted by Hox at 21:31
24 June 2015
Historie c90: Sendspace (missing page added)
Posted by Hox at 20:34
15 June 2015
Volume 48 is now done! If you can't stomach more of Meng Huo's brilliance, don't worry, there's only one last showdown left (in v49). And then it's... NORTHERN CAMPAIGN TIME!
*VOLUME 48 NOW COMPLETE.
Sangokushi c334: Sendspace
All previous Sangokushi volumes: Mega; Mediafire
Posted by Hox at 08:03
3 June 2015
7 May 2015
*VOLUME 46 NOW COMPLETE. I'm also going to take a short break and start v47 in June.
Sangokushi v46: Mediafire; Mega
Sangokushi c318: Sendspace
Posted by Hox at 02:56
19 April 2015
南) means South, and Man (蛮) means barbarian, so Nanman literally means Southern barbarian. Incidentally, the same term was used by the Japanese ("Nanban" in Japanese pronunciation) to describe the Western Europeans, because they sailed up from Indonesia and the Philippines to reach Japan.
*VOLUME 45 NOW COMPLETE, WITH TYPO IN PAGE 92 FIXED.
Sangokushi v45: Mediafire; Mega
Sangokushi c311: Sendspace
Posted by Hox at 07:39