Post by innocentlamb on Sept 9, 2011 4:29:15 GMT -6
If I'm having a phrase of dialogue from another language (I'm looking at Latin) and I want to make the language and the English translation evident to the audience, is there any way I can do it without making note of it in the action paragraphs, or having the character say the English version, too?
Well, usually (as I see it) you write the piece of dialog in English and add in paranthetical above it for instance "Japanese, subtitled". I have no idea how to do if you want to do the reverse, though.
Post by Jason T. Davis on Sept 9, 2011 16:52:34 GMT -6
I would just write the dialogue in English and add (IN LATIN) as a parenthetical. Maybe try finding a script for a film or series you can think of that uses different languages in their dialogue and mimic whatever they used?