Myrna D’Ambrosio: Proverbs

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“The genius and with of a nation are discovered in its proverbs”

My final year study is centered around bilingualism, culture and communication, with a focus on translation. This collection of 8 screen printed cards was produced after having conducted research into the proverbs and idioms that exist in different languages. Although many sayings around the world are similar, their wording is often very different. The cards show what those sayings would become if translated literally, which shouldn’t usually be done as the outcome is likely to result in very ironic, meaningless sentences.