I have been translating math and science papers for over a decade now and have come a very long way since my earliest attempts (although it seems to be a life-long process, and there are plenty of people better at it than me). I recently had a reason to take a look at a very very short paper by the prolific 18th century Swiss-born mathematician, Leonhard Euler. I've made translations of a number of his papers (partial and entire) in the past, so I think that the one I'm looking at now is a pretty nice place to begin a little analysis of the process.

Why am I writing this?

I've had a more-tha...