FUBAR Translation Game 5

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FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Ser » 2011-02-23, 6:15

JUMP TO RESULTS
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The rules are slightly different than in BTGs:

  1. People post what languages they're offering. Note that in FUBARs TWO texts are used, one going forwards through the chain and the other one backwards. So when you offer a language you must be aware that you might get to translate both from and into it.
  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.
  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 ends 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
The main difference with the BGT of course is that here there's way less expectations. We translate the stuff the best we can, but fucking it up is just inevitable. It's really more of a thing of showing off (since rather exotic langs tend to get offered) and for laughing at ourselves. :)

For past examples (and inspiration) here's the FUBARs 1-3...
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25621&p=491931#p491930
viewtopic.php?f=117&t=25737&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=90
viewtopic.php?f=117&t=27434

So... What do you guys say? ^^

Forward Text
Serafín English → Chinese
Momonga Chinese → Japanese
Jaakuuta Japanese → Russian
Saaropean Russian → Swedish
Заря Swedish → German
Bizet German → Portuguese
loqu Portuguese → Catalan
culúrien Catalan → Spanish
Satsuma Spanish → Korean
míkl Korean → French
Bryon French → Finnish
Muisje Finnish → German/English
Done

Backwards text
Muisje English → French
Bryon French → English
míkl English → French
Satsuma French → Spanish
Serafín Spanish → Latin
loqu Latin → Portuguese
Saaropean Portuguese → Russian/English
Done
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby loqu » 2011-02-23, 7:02

Great!!!

Not a good idea since I'm not a beginner in:
Spanish
German
English
Catalan

Other possible languages:
Portuguese
French
Dutch
Latin
Italian
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby culúrien » 2011-02-23, 8:11

I can do french and catalan and spanish
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Muisje » 2011-02-23, 15:56

You just made me waste too much time reading through those threads :lol:

My languages:
Spanish
French
German
Frisian (can't spell though)

Languages I don't actually speak but have some basic knowledge of:
Tok Pisin
Finnish :para:
Middle Dutch
Afrikaans

Languages I'm (more or less) fluent in:
Dutch
English
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Bryon » 2011-02-23, 17:48

To/From in order of preference:
Finnish
French
English

*List edited because I do Swedish in every game. I'm not complaining, I like Swedish, I just want to have a different language this time. :D
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Satsuma » 2011-02-24, 1:20

:mrgreen:

From best to atrocious:
English
French
Chinese
Spanish
Japanese
Korean

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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Ser » 2011-02-24, 3:43

Muisje wrote:You just made me waste too much time reading through those threads :lol:
MWAHAHAHA :twisted: You fell in the trap!

It's been more than two years and I still haven't gotten over that "No past, no future. Choose your fire! I know, I pick not against the stars." :lol:

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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Saaropean » 2011-02-24, 5:43

This is about languages you don't speak well, right?

Here's my choice then:
Afrikaans, Catalan*, Chinese*, Danish, Greek, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Portuguese*, Romanian*, Russian*, Swedish, Yiddish

* preferred

If all else fails, I can do the following languages, too (which I speak better):
Dutch, English, French, German, Luxembourgish, Spanish

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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby モモンガ » 2011-02-24, 12:43

OK, I can do both direction

Polish
Japanese
Korean
Chinese - Mandarin
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Muisje » 2011-02-24, 13:51

Renaçido wrote:
Muisje wrote:You just made me waste too much time reading through those threads :lol:
MWAHAHAHA :twisted: You fell in the trap!

It's been more than two years and I still haven't gotten over that "No past, no future. Choose your fire! I know, I pick not against the stars." :lol:
:lol: Does it still count as a trap when you actually liked falling into it? :P
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby johnH » 2011-02-26, 6:33

German and english, iäm willing to do inuktitut. ajnd may be cappable of Chinese in the near Future.

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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Bryon » 2011-04-03, 1:23

/bump

Now that the other game is going to start, what about this one? I guess more people should sign up first. :P
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Ser » 2011-04-03, 1:28

I think (more than) enough time has passed so we should start with who we have already. Loqu, btw, do you feel like going from Old Spanish for the lulz...?

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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby loqu » 2011-04-03, 2:04

Yeah, from Old Spanish should be fine. To Old Spanish, not so much. :D
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby loqu » 2011-04-07, 7:09

How come we have so few people in this game? Come on guys! This is fun!
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby culúrien » 2011-04-07, 7:28

loqu wrote:How come we have so few people in this game? Come on guys! This is fun!


Maybe everyone has become a master at all their languages :P
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Заря » 2011-04-07, 12:46

I can join, it looks fun, but I have very few languages to offer.

Swedish and German (almost completely forgotten), so I don't know.

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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Bizet » 2011-04-16, 20:28

If this game ever starts, I would like to join:


Here are my languages:

Spanish
English
French
German
Portuguese
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby Æxylis » 2011-04-23, 13:12

I forgot about the fubar one...
well, let's go with langs that I have lower ability in then lol

so I'd say something like:
russian
japanese
german
portuguese
spanish
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Re: FUBAR Translation Game 5

Postby míkl » 2011-04-23, 21:30

Cool, I seem to have caught this before it's begun.
I'm happy to do French and Spanish.
I might be able to do German or even possibly Korean at a push, but this may take me longer than 5 days because I'll probably have to look up pretty much every word in the dictionary :-D
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