[OPE-L:2032] Re: quote: translation failure?

riccardo bellofiore (bellofio@cisi.unito.it)
Mon, 29 Apr 1996 09:44:24 -0700

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At 9:24 28-04-1996 -0700, glevy@acnet.pratt.edu wrote:
>In [OPE-L: 2008], Riccardo asked about the translation of the title of
>Section 1 of Ch. 25. I refer him to the following excerpt from Paul Z's
>post dated 4/14. -- Jerry
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: Paul Zarembka <ecopaulz@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu>
>Subject: [OPE-L:1789] Re: Accumulation of capital in Ch. 24 & 25
>> OK, I'm willing to move on to Ch. 25 if you want to. Both of the quotes
>> come from Section 1 which is titled: "A Growing Demand for Labour-Power
>> accompanies accumulation *IF* the composition of capital remains the same"
>> (Penguin ed., p. 762, emphasis added, JL).
><snip> Anyway, the Progress Publishers edition
>does not use the translation "IF" but says "The Increased Demand for
>Labor-Power that Accompanies Accumulation, The Composition of Capital
>Remaining the Same". The German reads "Wachsende Nachfrage nach
>Arbeitskraft mit der Accumulation, bei gleichbleibender Zusammensetzung
>des Kapitals". "Bei" is better translated as "with" than "if", but I don't
>want to get hung-up on this.

The Italian translation, for what is worth, once again is analogous to the
Progress Publishers edition - "eguale rimanendo la composizione del
capitale stesso".


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