Theory of Translation

It is essential to recognize that each language has its own genius. That is to say, each language possesses certain distinctive characteristics which give it a special character, e.g., word building capacities, unique patterns of phrase order, technique for linking clauses into sentences, markers of discourse, and special discourse types of poetry, proverbs and song.

source book from : the Theory and Practice of Translation by Eugene. A Nida & Charles. R Taber


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