Hi!I have to write a semestre's work about some transaltionj problems. And I woul like to write about cultural difficulties in transaltion process.But I cannot chose the more concrete topic.Maybe transaltion of English traditional food or festivals. I am grom latvia and it would be from Latvian into English... maybe you coul suggest me soom good topics to write about.Than You!
I'm not sure how difficult food would be to translate- you might have to use descitpions where the Latvian text would have a name for a dish, but that's about it. Food is culture-bound, but that doesn't mean you can't translate it, even into a language belonging to a culture taht doesn't eat it.
I would look for an aspect of Latvian life that is different- if I were coming to Latvia what would I need to know? Where could I misinterpret things or accidentally cause offence, etc.