Translation of participial phrase structures from Finnish to English

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Hurskainen , A 2021 ' Translation of participial phrase structures from Finnish to English ' Technical reports on language technology , no. 74 , SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager , Helsinki . < >

Title: Translation of participial phrase structures from Finnish to English
Alternative title: Partisiippirakenteiden kääntäminen suomesta englantiin
Author: Hurskainen, Arvi
Contributor organization: Department of Languages
Publisher: SALAMA - Swahili Language Manager
Date: 2021-08-26
Language: eng
Number of pages: 24
Belongs to series: Technical reports on language technology
ISSN: 2670-1391
Abstract: Finnish grammar has a special feature, which is absent in most languages. In Finnish, a temporal subordinate clause can be expressed also using a special participial phrase structure (PPS). Although participial phrase structures can be expressed using sub-ordinate clauses, they are frequently used. They are also considered handy, and they take less space in writing than sub-ordinate clauses. Because of their special nature, they are difficult to translate into other languages. In an earlier report (Technical Report No. 35) I described the way of translating corresponding sub-ordinate clauses of English into Finnish, using participial phrase structures, although also sub-ordinate clause structures could have been used in Finnish. When we translate from Finnish into English, we have no choice. We must be able to translate also participial phrase structures. In this report I discuss the translation problems and describe the phases of translation.
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