December 13, 2019

North Korean dialect as a Soviet Russian translation
Bizarre-sounding declarations from state media often have origins in Moscow
Many of my English-language colleagues and friends complain that it is surprisingly difficult to translate North Korean language texts into English. The result, they say, often sounds highly artificial and rather comical.The present author does not face such problems when he has to translate North Korean texts into his native Russian. There are some exceptions, to be sure, but most North