ISSN:2342-0251

DIFFERENT TRANSLATIONS OF THE HISTORICAL STORY OF “BAŞI AÇUKI” WRITTEN BY THE GEORGIAN AUTHOR AKAKI TSERETELI


The 19th century has an important place in Georgian literary and social life. Akaki Tsereteli is one of the founders of the New Georgian literature and language, which is important in the Georgian social life, poetry, and prose of this period. Akaki Tsereteli gained the love of the people that they called the crownless king of Georgia “as the Georgian nightingale. It is very rare for a human being to be honored to such extent by the love of another author throughout his life. This study aims to examine two different translations of the historical story of “Başı Açuki” written by Akaki Tsereteli, one of the important writers and poets of the 19th century, in Turkish. It is also aimed to examine the translation within the framework of the strategies used by the translators and their decisions during the translation process in the context of translation theoreticians’ knowledge. First of all, brief information about translation, translation strategies, theme, author, and translators were given. In the second section, how the expressions obtained from the source text were transferred to the target texts was discussed comparatively within the framework of translation theories. Thus, it was emphasized what translation strategies the translators used during translation and whether they adapted to the source text. As a result of the study, we can say that there are differences between the two translators and they use different strategies. Also, it is revealed which strategies are used in translations from Georgian to Turkish. All things considered, it may be concluded that Translation 2’, compared to Translation1’, is closer to the target language, and it aims to make its translation acceptable in the target language.


Keywords


Akaki Tsereteli, Başı Açuki, translation, comparative, story.

Author : Gül Mükerrem ÖZTÜRK
Number of pages: 186-197
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/ijla.25851
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International Journal of Language Academy
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