Posted: Oct 29, 2011 8:33 pm
by Regina
Lion IRC wrote:Suppose someone (person A) asserts that "xpinunculrific" is a word which cannot be translated.

And someone else says...."I know that word and it can be translated".

Now, person A says... "I disagree, you cannot translate that word."

On what basis can person A claim that the word is untranslatable?


You are in the wrong thread. We aren't discussing the validity of claims.
We are discussing what in practice and for decades, if not centuries has posed problems for translators and multilingual speakers in general.