The slavic languages do not have a Pluperfect tense (except in very archaic use, and some others to, but for example) -
I asked &/or I had asked Russian -ya sprosi Ukrainian - ya zapytav
In English depending on context these are translated as
I had asked or
I asked. This also means that lengthy passages for example of recollections, would with all due technical correctness translate to English as
I had asked
I had replied,
I had walked and the especially ugly
I had had etc.
Of course this severely disrupts the flow of language. Could someone support an argument (especially with a strong precedent) for translating what would be a pluperfect in English from a language which does not have a pluperfect into perfect in English. (Or the opposite precedent if the former is generally not considered acceptable).
P.S. I don't know if this or the English stackexchange are the proper board, please leave a comment if I'm not in the right place here.