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Koh Elaine
Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2019 12:24:04 PM
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I would like to speak about this month's Gosho passage, which is a section of the Gosho entitled "Reply to Myoichi ama" ("Myoichi ama gozen-goshosoku").

1. Should it be 'talk about' instead?

2. Should the bold part be enclosed by quotation marks?

Thanks.

Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 4:54:28 PM
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Could someone please help? Thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 7:49:28 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
I would like to speak about this month's Gosho passage, which is a section of the Gosho entitled "Reply to Myoichi ama" ("Myoichi ama gozen-goshosoku").

1. Should it be 'talk about' instead?

2. Should the bold part be enclosed by quotation marks?

Thanks.



Usually, to "speak" about something is to give a speech, or an address to a crowd. It is usually more formal than just a "talk". To "talk" about something is usually just a discussion among some people. So it depends on how formal the occasion is for its participants. Only you know that.

As for the part in bold, it seems that this is the correct wording in your native language, and the English is the translation. If correct, then the native language is usually italicized and the English translation put in parentheses/brackets ( ) and would not require being put in bold. As a title, however, it would have capitals letters.

I'm not sure I have correctly guessed at what you intend, so if it is wrong, you will have to let us know.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 11:20:09 PM
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Thanks, FounDit.

"Reply to Myoichi ama" ("Myoichi ama gozen-goshosoku")

The text within brackets is the translation of "Reply to Myoichi ama".

Since "Reply to Myoichi ama" is within quotation marks, should the translation be enclosed by quotation marks?

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