Post Reply Please dont mistranslate authors interpretation
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Posted 9/12/17 , edited 9/12/17
So Sleigh Buggy is used in the official translation of both the Manga and Anime and that pisses me off, it doesnt matter what the original meaning of the word is, it is the authors intention to name Chise Sleigh Vega (which also sounds infinitely better). To forcefully mistranslate words debases the meaning behind the authors intent.
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Posted 10/7/17 , edited 10/24/17
It kills me every time I see Sleigh Beggy. I get why they did it, but Vega sounds so much better and is what the author intended, no? For those who don't know why they chose Beggy, "Sleigh Beggy", or rather Sleih Beggey in the Manx language, meaning "little people" and an English equivalent of "fairy", is a term used to describe a type of fairy that originally inhabited the Isle of Man. Here is the publisher's comment on the matter:

" For Chise, this term is used to describe her being a type of extraordinary individual, and not being an actual fairy. So while the scanlator's intended meaning for "Slay Vega" may have been "dearest child of the night," it's actual meaning to English speakers is "to kill a star."

To this extent, we are of one mind in that the usage of Sleigh Beggy is in line with the manga-ka’s intended vision for this amazing series. Hopefully this clears up any confusion or misconceptions our readers had."





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Posted 10/7/17 , edited 10/24/17
The problem with using Sleigh Beggy in the anime is that it creates a dissonance with what is being said. Elias pronounces the words as Surei Bega, using a soft "a" sound, not a hard "e". This makes it confusing to hear and read in the subtitles while watching.

It would be nice if they had gone for a compromise and use Sleigh Vega, considering the intended meaning is "beloved child of the night" and Vega is the brightest star in the Lyra constellation.
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