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Translation of Tintin character names?

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#31 · Posted: 20 Nov 2014 01:35 · Edited by: Moderator
Sarcophagus is just weird, but maybe the translators were trying to make it more kid-friendly, I guess.
#32 · Posted: 21 Dec 2014 09:34 · Edited by: Moderator
Well, in Persian, Tintin = Tantan, and Snowy = Baarfy; the rest are the same.
#33 · Posted: 20 Jun 2016 00:05 · Edited by: Rocky
Nestor's name is the same in French and English (Nestor is both the name of a wise man in Greek legend, and a very early film studio in Hollywood - don't know which, if either, Hergé was thinking of).

It's taken me a long time, but I've just got Hergé's (unintentional?) pun with Nestor's name. Nestor was butler at the Bird Brothers' home; Birds live in a nest. Possibly unintentional on Hergé's part as the joke only works in English, not in French (nid).

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