Hi there! My name is Guston, and I am working on a JP > EN translation.
In the source text, there is a numbered list with suggestions, then a more detailed explanation after each item. Like so:
____ BEGIN EXAMPLE
If you're hungry, you can do the following:
1. Eat a BLT
A BLT is a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. These bad boys are tasty.
2. Eat boiled lobster
Lobster is more expensive than either bacon, lettuce, or tomatoes (depending on the amount of each). It's also cruel to eat lobster, as they are boiled alive. Then again, pigs are killed alive for the purposes of bacon. Choose wisely.
3. Eat a horse.
A favorite expression in households across the nation. Do you accept the challenge?
Notice the period after suggestion number 3, and the lack of periods after suggestions 1 and 2.
Should I keep the single period in the translated version, should I add periods to suggestions 1 and 2 in the translated version, or should I omit the period for suggestion number 3?
Any suggestions will be helpful.