Welcome to the 7th iteration of UniLang's FUBAR Broken Translation Game!
What the FUBAR BTG is
The game is an adaptation of the classic telephone or "Chinese whispers" game, where a message is given to a participant to pass to another in a chain, with the purpose of looking at the end result. You list your languages, take place into a chain, and wait for your turn to translate the message to the next person into one of your languages as you're assigned to do. The difference from the normal BTG is that you're encouraged to use languages you're less familiar with, for the fun of the challenge and the mistakes made.
How the game is played
Person A translates the original English text into Language 1
Person B translates Language 1 into Language 2
Person X translates Language n back into English (and this is the final text)
- Once you receive the text, you will have 10 days to complete the translation into the designated target language.
- You may not use online/automated translators like Google Translate or BabelFish.
- The translation must be completed by yourself.
- Failure to complete the translation within the time-frame without explanation will result in expulsion from the game.
- When you complete a translation, you need to forward the correct language version to the next person in the chain.
- Please also send a carbon-copy (CC) to me when you send it. This is important.
- You must not discuss the text with anyone else in the chain/game until the game has finished.
- Once the game has entirely finished, the results will be posted.
How to join
Simply post a list of the languages you can translate from, and those you can translate into. You can say which ones you're particularly good at (and therefore would prefer not to use) by putting them in parentheses. I'll consider these preferences when making the chain. Example:
FROM: (English), Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Persian, (Swedish), Finnish
TO: (English), Hindi, Punjabi, (Swedish)
About the text
The message is one paragraph long. You can join with the languages you want, but you're encouraged to use languages you're less familiar with.
[to be posted later]