Broken Translation Game 14

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Broken Translation Game 14

Postby Ser » 2011-02-19, 6:18

>> JUMP TO THE RESULTS >>

It's been seven months since we had the last one of these, so I thought it would be a nice idea to get another organized!

For those unfamiliar with procedures, it goes like this:

  1. People post what languages they're offering to be going from and into.
  2. The OP creates a chain (or various chains, if the number of participants allows) of users specifying what languages they're going to translate from and into.
  3. A date is selected for the game to start. Once that date comes the text is passed to be continuously translated during the following days. The translated text is passed to the next person with a copy for the game's organizer.
  4. The text reaches the people at the end of the chain(s), and results are posted. Hilarity ensues.
Due to past experiences, here's a couple of rules put in motion:

  1. You have 5 days to provide a translation. (Although ideally you'd get it done in less than that.) Once your time is over, your name goes out of the chain and we look for a solution (asking another member to do the translation or rearranging the chains). This is just to keep the game going... If you haven't translated it in 4 days, you'll receive some message with words of encouragement, if that is what you need. :P
  2. In order to appreciate translation upfuckery better, for those of you translating into a language that is not English, you will have to send me a translation of the text into English too. It's just much easier to trace changes this way. :P
As a final point:

  • Some games ago (yes, I'm measuring time in BGT games) there was a schism between "Broken Translation Games" and "FUBARs" ("Fucked-Up-Beyond-All-Repair" games). The difference is that you're expected to have the skill of at least a somewhat decent translation for the former. Of course, everything is relative, but note that the text might be rather long if you are too little familiar with any of the languages you've been assigned to translate.

Who is willing to participate? :)

甲 jiǎ team (also green team)
Renaçido: English → French
Leviwosc: French → Afrikaans
melan: Afrikaans → German
DelBoy: German → Spanish
rachel90: Spanish → Italian
Michael: Italian → Spanish
Pandora: Spanish → Swedish
Aleco: Swedish → Icelandic
zeme: Icelandic → Esperanto
Saaropean: Esperanto → Chinese
Ashucky: Chinese → Finnish
Jaakuuta (邪悪歌): Finnish → Swedish
Bryon: Swedish → English
DONE

乙 yǐ team (also blue team)
Kibo: English → Spanish
Ayiaearel: Spanish → Greek
alois: Greek → Italian
loqu: Italian → German
Rumpetroll: German → Macedonian
gothwolf: Macedonian → Russian
Mefi: Russian → French
culúrien: French → Spanish
Kubi: Spanish → Japanese
Miminga (モモンガ): Japanese → Polish
Æren: Polish → Ancient Greek
Dminor: Ancient Greek → Middle Dutch
Muisje: Middle Dutch → English
DONE
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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Bryon » 2011-02-19, 7:00

I'm in! :D

To/From:
English
French
Finnish
Swedish
Norwegian (Bokmål)
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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby culúrien » 2011-02-19, 8:00

I'm game

both ways:
english
spanish
french

from only:
catalan
استیسی

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Saaropean » 2011-02-19, 8:44

A BTG? Count me in!

from:
af, ca, de, en, eo, es, fr, it, lu, nl, pt, ru, yi, zh

to:
de, en, eo, es, fr, lu, nl, pt, zh

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby gothwolf » 2011-02-19, 10:48

I'm in!

From:
Bulgarian
Macedonian
Russian
Slovenian
English
German
Hungarian
Swedish
Norwegian

To:
Bulgarian
Russian
English
German
Hungarian
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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Ludwig Whitby » 2011-02-19, 10:56

Also in:

From:
Serbo-Croatian (All varieties)
Macedonian
Slovenian
Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk)
Swedish
Danish
English
German

To:
Serbian
Bokmål Norwegian
English
Slovenian
Macedonian

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Muisje » 2011-02-19, 22:49

:mrgreen:

From:
Dutch
English
Frisian
Afrikaans
German
Spanish
French

To:
Dutch
English
German
Spanish
(those last two only if you'll promise not to laugh at me :P )
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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Dminor » 2011-02-19, 23:36

:partyhat:

From & to
Modern Dutch, Middle Dutch, Afrikaans, Frisian, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian (B), Gothic, French, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Latin, ancient Greek, modern Greek, Sanskrit, Esperanto.

From only
Portuguese
काव्यशास्त्रविनोदेन कालो गच्छति धीमताम् । व्यसनेन च मूर्खाणां निद्रया कलहेन वा

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Ashkhan » 2011-02-20, 17:49

I missed this game :)

From/to:

Polish
English
French
Russian

From only:

Italian
Spanish
Polish (pl) Native English (en) Fluent French (fr) (Re)Learning Russian (ru) Italian (it) Some day?

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby zeme » 2011-02-20, 22:17

From/to:

Polish
English
French
Esperanto
German
Spanish
Tok Pisin
Toki Pona

From only:

Dutch
Icelandic/Faroese/Norwegian/Danish/Swedish
Portuguese/Italian/Romanian/Catalan/Latin
Czech/Slovak/Slovene/BCS/Bulgarian/Macedonian
The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby rachel90 » 2011-02-21, 0:49

Yayy count me in! :mrgreen:

From:
Italian, English, French, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish.

Into:
Italian, English, French, German, Dutch.
Pimeässä metsässä voit kuulla lauluni...

Native language: Italian
Fluently spoken: English, French, Dutch, German
Basic knowledge of: Hungarian

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby DelBoy » 2011-02-22, 1:07

Sure, why not?

From/to:

English
Irish
Spanish
German
The British Isles are awesome - I know, I live there - but Ireland is not a part of them. K thnx bai!

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Æxylis » 2011-02-22, 9:39

I'd like to participate...

From:
English, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Danish, Japanese

To:
English, maybe Finnish or Swedish
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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Ser » 2011-02-23, 5:37

Announcement: I'm going to make the chains after three days of no new people signing up in this thread.

I must say there's way less people than I expected. :P

I think I'm gonna go and set the next FUBAR now.

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Ayiaearel » 2011-02-23, 6:10

Hi. I'm gonna put mine here just in case you haven't made the chains yet.

To:
Spanish
Japanese
Greek

From:
Spanish
Japanese
Greek
Italian
Latin
¡A la máquina!

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby loqu » 2011-02-23, 6:30

I would sign up for this, but I still feel kind of guilty for delaying the last Fubar.

If you guys are ok with it, I'm in.

From and to:
Spanish
English
German
Catalan
Portuguese

From:
French

Only for unrecognizable results:
French (both ways)
Latin
Dutch
Italian
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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Ser » 2011-02-23, 6:34

Sólo unítenos. Es mejor aprender del pasado, no olvidarlo. :wink:

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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Muisje » 2011-02-23, 15:59

Oh! I could try and decipher Middle Dutch, too. And possibly Tok Pisin. And it would be cool if I could maybe get something a bit more interesting than German > English, this time. If possible. :P
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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Æren » 2011-02-23, 17:42

Yuppie! I'm going in! :D

From/To:

Bulgarian
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Polish
Latin
Classical Greek

From (only):
Modern Greek
Russian
Norwegian
Romanian
Serbian
Italian
German
Czech
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Re: Broken Translations Game 14

Postby Dminor » 2011-02-24, 20:20

more ppl plz
काव्यशास्त्रविनोदेन कालो गच्छति धीमताम् । व्यसनेन च मूर्खाणां निद्रया कलहेन वा


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