The Translation of Sepha Khun Chang Khun Phaen to The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen, section Khun Phaen and Wanthong Quarrel

Authors

  • Tubtim Saliang Lecturer, Department of Thai for Career, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kanchanaburi Rajabhat University.

Keywords:

Khun Chang Khun Phaen, translation, Thai literature

Abstract

This article aims to study the translation techniques found in the translation of Sepha Khun Chang Khun Phaen, sections Phlai Kaew promoted to Khun Phaen and Khun Chang married Wan Thong, only in the event that Khun Phaen and Wanthong Quarrel, to The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen, section Khun Phaen and Wanthong Quarrel, and to study the values of The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen. The researcher found five translation techniques, which are literal translation, descriptive translation, omission of unnecessary information, transposition, and equivalence translation. These techniques help foreign readers understand the story logically and culturally. The alterations made in the translation did not remove important content nor flavor of the original text. The values of The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen include publicity of Thai literature and Thai identities among foreign readers. However, this translation does not help readers understand some implications, especially ones pertaining to sexuality.

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Published

2020-12-18

How to Cite

Saliang, T. (2020). The Translation of Sepha Khun Chang Khun Phaen to The Tale of Khun Chang Khun Phaen, section Khun Phaen and Wanthong Quarrel. Journal of the Faculty of Arts, Silpakorn University, 42(2), 141–163. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jasu/article/view/247864