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NAIL Translation Game

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-14, 15:29

Translation games seem to be the new fire storm around here (admittedly I'm jumping on the bandwagon a bit late :P )

Typical translation game rules: you translate the English sentence the last person provided into whatever NAIL you know, and then you provide a new English sentence for the next person to translate.

Let's see if this takes off any better then the Multi-lingual thread. :P

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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby Salajane » 2018-02-23, 16:04

(kl) Seqinermut sammisoq ullumi. :?:

The next one: Learning languages is fun.
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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-23, 17:56

I'm not sure I can translate that exactly into Seneca, but I'll do my best. :P

(see) Wënödeyë:sta’ gawë:nö’ yonödënetgä:dö’.
Lit. "They are learning languages and they are having fun."


I've enjoyed having this week off.

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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby Salajane » 2018-02-24, 10:30

It is a difficult sentence for me, but I'll try:

(kl) Sapaatip-akunnera sulinngiffeqarpunga. Nuannerpoq. :?:
Lit. I had a week off. It was enjoyable. (I don't know how to say "I've enjoyed having" in Greenladic yet).

2nd attempt:

Nuannaraara sapaatip-akunnera sulinngiffiga. :?:
Lit. I enjoyed my week off. (I think it might be even more wrong than the first variant though) :)

The next one: His sister is at home.
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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-24, 15:32

It's fine. I kinda figured when I created this thread that we'd have to take some liberties when translating. :wink:


(see) Yeyëhsë’ shakoji’/shako’gë:’. (Since the age of the sister is unknown to me, I included the terms for older and younger sister.)

Grab me a glass of water.

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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby Salajane » 2018-03-01, 20:23

(kl) Imeq tiitorfimmut uannut tiguat. :?:

He is playing football.
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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby księżycowy » 2018-03-02, 12:03

Sounds like you're giving me coffee instead of water. :P

(see) Hotgá:nye:h hëähsëtwas. :?:

I like tea better than coffee.

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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby Salajane » 2018-03-02, 12:46

księżycowy wrote:Sounds like you're giving me coffee instead of water. :P

Really. :lol: I don't understand why I thought you wrote "coffee" when translating. Maybe that's because I wanted coffee myself. :D
I've just changed it.
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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-04-30, 19:49

Lnuismk (mic) Kesatk pitewey ajiklu'lk aq koppe'. :?:

How are you?

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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby księżycowy » 2018-04-30, 20:23

Seneca: Sgënö’ näh?

We will pick the berries when they are ripe.

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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-04-30, 21:42

Uhh... :lol:

Michif (crg) Kanimooshoowaan li grenn kayishpayihk piko atishoowuk. :?:

That's probably complete gibberish (EDIT: the last sentence I posted probably was, too), but I wanted to play! :lol:

It is very difficult.

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Re: NAIL Translation Game

Postby księżycowy » 2018-04-30, 23:23

Seneca: Agwas degadogë́’ëh.

That was too easy.


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