Turkish Translation Game

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby nadi » 2015-01-11, 20:49

TheStrayCat wrote:En son gülen en iyi gülüyor.

That people fifty years from now might speak slightly differently from us is considered a herald to the demise of civilization as we know it.


I agree with Voron. In the first part of the sentence, a "slight" difference is being mentioned, but in the second part, we see the word "demise" which is rather strong. It doesn't make a sense to me. Maybe, my English is not sufficient to see the real context :(

Here is my attempt of translation:

Günümüzden 50 yıl sonra, insanların bizden biraz farklı konuşabilecek olması bizim bildiğimiz medeniyetin ortadan kalkacağının bir habercisi olarak kabul edilir.

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby TheStrayCat » 2015-01-12, 5:00

I'm sorry if that phrase was somewhat unclear out of the context. It's from a linguistic book by John McWhorter, whose style is a little bit ironical. The intended meaning was, "Now we speak not the same English as 50 years ago, and so some people think the language will degrade over time and become creolized".
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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby nadi » 2015-01-12, 21:30

TheStrayCat wrote:I'm sorry if that phrase was somewhat unclear out of the context. It's from a linguistic book by John McWhorter, whose style is a little bit ironical. The intended meaning was, "Now we speak not the same English as 50 years ago, and so some people think the language will degrade over time and become creolized".


Well, taking this internet age into consideration, I think every language has the potential of changing faster than before, but I doubt if it can be called a creolization.

Here is another sentence to be translated:

I am not able to go to the beach with you. Nevertheless, thanks for asking me.

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby voron » 2015-01-13, 18:36

Seninle birlikte plaja gidemem. Yine de sorduğun için teşekkür ederim.

This story is about how I quit smoking.

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby TheStrayCat » 2015-01-13, 19:19

Bu öykü sigara içmemi durdurduğum hakkında. :?:

He was so brave, he was so cute, until he forgot his parachute.
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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby nadi » 2015-01-15, 13:33

He was so brave, he was so cute, until he forgot his parachute.


O kadar cesur, o kadar akıllıydı. Ta ki paraşütünü unutana kadar!

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby Ektoras » 2015-01-15, 18:34

TheStrayCat wrote:Bu öykü sigara içmemi durdurduğum hakkında. :?:

durdurmam*

It will sound much better if you say: Bu, sigarayı bırakmamın öyküsü.

Nadi seems to have forgotten to give a new sentence, so I'll do it:

Why do we fasten the seatbelts when in a plane?

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby voron » 2015-01-17, 13:57

Uçaktayken kemeri neden bağlıyoruz?

On this road you should not exceed 120km/h.

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby TheStrayCat » 2015-01-18, 21:34

Bu yolda 120 km/saat hızı aşmamalıyorsunuz.

Just like oxygen, lack of money can cause serious problems, but once your body has what it needs, its abundance is irrelevant.
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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby nadi » 2015-01-19, 14:32

TheStrayCat wrote:Bu yolda 120 km/saat hızı aşmamalısınız.

Just like oxygen, lack of money can cause serious problems, but once your body has what it needs, its abundance is irrelevant.


Tıpkı oksijen gibi, para kıtlığı da ciddi sorunlara yol açabilir, ancak vücudunuz ihtiyacı olanı alınca, onun gereğinden çok olması bir değer taşımaz.


Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby modus.irrealis » 2015-02-14, 22:34

nadi wrote:Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Rüya sıkı sıkı tut, çünkü rüya ölürse, hayat kanadı kırık uçamayan bir kuş olur. :?:

Nobody thinks my jokes are funny.

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby voron » 2015-03-08, 11:24

Esprilerimin komik olduğunu hiç kimse zannetmiyor.

Why is your sister crying? Have you hit her?

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby Elaine » 2015-03-08, 16:21

Neden kız kardeşin ağlıyor? Ona vurdun mu?

I think that you shouldn't do dirty works.
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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby modus.irrealis » 2015-03-16, 13:43

"dirty works" terimiyle neyi kastettiğinden emin değilim...

Aisling wrote:I think that you shouldn't do dirty works.

Senin açık saçık iş yapmaman gerektiğini düşünüyorum.

Why didn't you tell me that it's your birthday today?

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby Ektoras » 2015-03-25, 11:47

Bugün doğum günün olduğunu niye söylemedin?

Have they changed the user interface of this website?

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby Elaine » 2015-03-27, 19:23

Ektoras wrote:Have they changed the user interface of this website?


Bu web sayfasının kullanıcı arayüzünü değiştirdiler mi?

Just because I hate Mondays doesn't mean I love Fridays.
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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby Hypocrisy » 2015-03-28, 17:57

Pazartesilerden nefret etmem cumaları sevdiğim anlamına gelmez.

Ben de çok hoş bir dizeyi yazayım madem;

The soul would have no rainbow, had the eyes no tears.

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby modus.irrealis » 2015-03-29, 12:31

Hypocrisy wrote:The soul would have no rainbow, had the eyes no tears.

Gözün gözyaşı olmasaydı, ruhun gökkuşağı olmaz. :?:

When I arrived, they had already started eating.

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby voron » 2015-03-29, 22:37

Geldiğimde yemeğe başlanmıştı.

I bet on Beşiktaş's victory and I won 1000 liras.

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Re: Turkish Translation Game

Postby Hypocrisy » 2015-04-04, 5:52

modus.irrealis wrote:Gözün gözyaşı olmasaydı, ruhun gökkuşağı olmaz.


Here's the slightly corrected version. It doesn't sound as fancy in Turkish as it is in English, though.

voron wrote:I bet on Beşiktaş's victory and I won 1000 liras.


Beşiktaş'ın galibiyetine oynadım ve 1000 lira kazandım.

Through gloom and shadow look we
On beyond the years!


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