non sans emoi

Lux0112358

Member
Français
How would you say in english:

"Ma grand-mère découvrant, non sans émoi, les lettres que j'ai écrites"...

This is my attemp, can you help me improve it?
"My grand mother, discovering, not without emotion, the letters I wrote."

I'd like to keep the convoluted negative form, instead of translating "with emotion". I want the sentence to be somewhat ironic/funny.
 
  • econo

    Senior Member
    English-USA
    To my ear the negative form here really does sound convoluted perhaps even unnatural in English.

    Regards

    econo
     
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