Translation and Analysis of Infinitives of the Little Prince’s Novel: A Descriptive Analytical Study
The study aimed at analyzing infinitives in the translation of The Little Prince’s novel from English to Indonesian. The main objectives of this study are (1) to analyze how the infinitives in the Little Prince’s novel were translated by the translator, and (2) to describe what kind of infinitives in The Little Prince’s novel, and to identify the strategies that were used by the translator. For the purpose of this study, the writer used a descriptive-analytical study. The source of data is the novel entitled The Little Prince and translation. The researcher found four infinitives in the novel entitled The Little Prince, namely, bare infinitive, to-infinitive, split infinitive and infinitive phrase. The data of infinitives that were analyzed are 150 data. 48 data are to infinitives, 32 data are bare infinitives, 20 data are split infinitives, and 50 data are phrase infinitives. For bare infinitive, most of the data showed that the strategy used was literal; for to-infinitive, most of the data showed that the strategy used was unit shift; for the split infinitive, most of the data showed that the strategy used was compression, and for the infinitive phrase, most of the data were unit shift. The translation of infinitive in The Little Prince novel is accurate, acceptable and readable.