‘ae’ cluster or double consonants, like in ‘Chireadan’;others are:‘Errdil’, ‘Galarr’, ‘Toruviel’; other names bear characteristics of both elfish and human, so called common, language – e.g. This here is the practical part of my work, where I discuss the way Stok approached the task of translating proper names and nomenclature in The Last Wish; I will try to prove that she did not avoid some mistakes and awkward decisions while translating the short stories. I thought it clever after a while. Megjegyzés: Ez CSAK spam, hirdetés és problémás (zaklatás, veszekedés vagy illetlenség) bejegyzések bejelentésére használandó. In the last quarter of 2005, SuperNOWA publishing house printed a very long interview given by the author to Stanisław Bereś. Latin: ‘Aridea’ (‘Aridus’ – dried out), ‘Dalka’ (‘Dalia’), ‘Duny’ (a diminutive of ‘Duncan’, just like ‘Benjamin’ → ‘Benny’); German: ‘Fredefalk’ (‘Friede’ – freedom + ‘Falke’ – falcon), ‘Rainfarn’ (German name for ‘Tansy’ – a perennial herbaceous flowering plant of the aster family German ‘Rogener’ – female (en.wikipedia.org)), ‘Roegner’ (an anagram of fish), ‘Rumplestelt’ (‘Rumpelstilzchen’ – a character and a fairy tale originated in Germany and used by Brothers Grimm), ‘Stammelford’ (a compilation of two surnames – German ‘Stammel’ and English ‘Ford’); other: ‘Adalia’ (Portuguese ‘Adelia’), ‘Calanthe’ (a plant of orchid genus), ‘Cerro’ knoll – as an allusion to feminine curves), ‘Karelka’ (Spanish ‘cerro’ – hill, (Czech ‘Karel’), ‘Marilka’ (Polish ‘Marylka’ – a diminutive of ‘Maryla’), ‘Nenneke’ (Swedish ‘Nenne’), ‘Nivellen’ (Dutch ‘nivelleren’ – to level, to even out), ‘Pavetta’ (French ‘Paulette’), ‘Renfri’ (‘Renfrew’ – one of districts in Scotland), ‘Tavik’ (Byelorussian ‘Tavija’), ‘Vizimir’ (Slavonic ‘Wyzimir’), ‘Yennefer’ (English ‘Jennifer’).
If the name sounds Polish and may have some meaning for the reader, she translates it directly into English. The next example will be an English name ‘chimera’. When it comes to The Witcher, she uses ‘banewart’. However, when the Polish reader finds ‘najemny czarownik’, the English one could expect to find ‘hired sorcerer’, instead, we read about ‘hired magician’. The name ‘nostrix’, however, is nowhere to be found in any real existing botanical garden. As the title points out, it is a linguistic study concerning onomastics in the witcher cycle. ... she loves the name Jaskier and presumably thinks it matches the character better than Dandelion. With authentic names or names present in the literature or folk tales there is no problem as it was enough for the translator to search for already existing English equivalents. In the books it's pronounced Dan-dil-E-on yet in the game it's pronounced like the flower, Dandy-Lion. Especially when it comes to proper names and nomenclature. Such a decision would be clearer if the plant had properties of creating a sort of love potion. So far, he has published two volumes of the witcher stories - Ostatnie życzenie (The Last Wish) (1993) and Miecz przeznaczenia (Sword of Destiny) (1993), RPG textbook - Oko Yrrhedesa (The Eye of Yrrhedes) (1995), an essay about the Knights of the Round Table and a micronovel about legendary love of Tristan and Iseult – Świat króla Artura. I would also like to have a more detailed look at some other names in this category. organisms. These include: There are also a few names that were created with the use of Polish morphemes and therefore have some meaning to the Polish reader. Therefore, the translator may have used, for example, an old English expression ‘cotlif’ or maybe Welsh word for ‘village’ – ‘llan’.
For example: Having talked to the English speaking fans of The Witcher video game who have also read the book I learned that they would prefer all the names left intact as, according to them, it would represent the climate of the book better.
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