Analysis: "Especially Since You Bought Merchandise"

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Analysis: "Especially Since You Bought Merchandise"

Postby Switch » Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:54 am

I've written about what that famous quirky phrase "Especially since you bought merchandise" originally says in the Japanese version of Shenmue, and why it ended up as it did through the process of translating into English.

Read my in-depth analysis here: :)
http://www.phantomriverstone.com/2016/1 ... ndise.html

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Re: Analysis: "Especially Since You Bought Merchandise"

Postby Let's Get Sweaty » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:13 pm

"And you especially bought merchandise..." is probably the smallest tweak you could make that would improve clarity.

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Re: Analysis: "Especially Since You Bought Merchandise"

Postby johnvivant » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:25 pm

Switch, could you also explain the Abe store lady's phrase when you lose at the raffle "you should have come yesterday." i'm sure something got lost in translation here too, because the majority of the time i did buy a ticket yesterday, and still lost!
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Re: Analysis: "Especially Since You Bought Merchandise"

Postby Switch » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:22 pm

johnvivant wrote: Switch, could you also explain the Abe store lady's phrase when you lose at the raffle "you should have come yesterday." i'm sure something got lost in translation here too, because the majority of the time i did buy a ticket yesterday, and still lost!

Haha, yes it sounds like a prime lost-in-translation candidate! I'll check it out :)

Update: here's a post I wrote about it.

http://www.phantomriverstone.com/2017/0 ... erday.html
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