superstar_eylul (superstar_eylul) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Using multiple languages in a novel.

I'm writing a novel where each characters language is core to the story, and there are scenes where different people are talking to one another or the whole group in more than one language. I wondered whether using different ways of showing speech could correspond to a different lanaguge, like:

" English "
« French »
„ German ”

Is that too complicated? I don't want to have to keep writing "she said in French", "he said in German". Is there any way I can show these languages being used? Either by writing in the actual language with translation, or some way of showing which language is being used?

Thanks for any input!!
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