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In other cases, language is another problem. This almost universally applies to anime FanFic, where every writer has to debate exactly how much of [[GratuitousJapanese a non-English language]] should be used until it needs to be footnoted just in case, and ultimately begins to read really awkwardly. As a rule of thumb, using random words is frowned upon but {{honorifics}} and [[CatchPhrase show-specific terminology]] are perfectly fair game. The grey area comes into play with common terms that may not be fully translatable, have a certain culture connotation or just sound strange in modern speech. Occasionally, the translated phrase is linguistically correct but sounds odd enough ''it'' becomes a kind of jargon, because the audience would never use it aside of the specific connotation.
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In other cases, language is another problem. This almost universally applies to anime FanFic, where every writer has to debate exactly how much of [[GratuitousJapanese [[GratuitousForeignLanguage a non-English language]] should be used until it needs to be footnoted just in case, and ultimately begins to read really awkwardly. As a rule of thumb, using random words is frowned upon but {{honorifics}} and [[CatchPhrase show-specific terminology]] are perfectly fair game. The grey area comes into play with common terms that may not be fully translatable, have a certain culture connotation or just sound strange in modern speech. Occasionally, the translated phrase is linguistically correct but sounds odd enough ''it'' becomes a kind of jargon, because the audience would never use it aside of the specific connotation.
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