A language isn't foreign

This forum is intended for topics dealing with translations in conlangs.

Moderators: Ashucky, Dormouse559

User avatar
Dormouse559
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 6780
Joined: 2010-05-30, 0:06
Real Name: Matthew
Gender: male
Country: US United States (United States)

A language isn't foreign

Postby Dormouse559 » 2013-10-16, 1:27

Image
"A language isn't foreign once you learn it."

Hey guys, how does that phrase look in your conlangs?

Selvesc:
Una guecz apresa, una lemba n'es mais eistragna.
[ʊ.na ˈgɛtɕ aˈpɾɛ.za ʊ.na ˈlɛm.ba ˈnɛs ˈmaɪ̯s ɛɪ̯sˈtɾa.ɲa]
N'hésite pas à corriger mes erreurs.

User avatar
razlem
Posts: 2284
Joined: 2011-01-10, 3:28
Real Name: Ben
Gender: male
Location: San Francisco
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby razlem » 2013-10-29, 20:34

This is surprisingly difficult to translate, mostly because it implies that language learning is a one-step process that leads to fluency/mastery.

Ango nae otali hiposte to kona lo.
A language is not foreign after you study it.
American English (en-us)::German (de)::Standard Spanish (es) Swedish (sv) Mandarin (zh)::Choctaw (cho) Finnish (fi) Irish (ir) Arabic (ar)
Image wia wi nehas-kolwatos lae angos! Check out my IAL Angos
Image Contributor to the Houma Language Project
I have a YouTube channel! I talk about languages and stuff: Ben DuMonde

User avatar
Quetzalcoatl
Posts: 3515
Joined: 2005-09-24, 21:50
Gender: male
Location: Vietnam
Country: VN Vietnam (Việt Nam)

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby Quetzalcoatl » 2013-11-19, 22:28

Žwena žai trenzi maikwan pra miskjanzaš ša sjayo.

[language-NOM.PL foreign-ADV not still=COP-IPFV after learn-GER-DAT.SG to 3SG-DAT]

User avatar
Fox Saint-Just
Posts: 433
Joined: 2013-04-08, 17:59
Gender: male
Country: IT Italy (Italia)
Contact:

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby Fox Saint-Just » 2013-11-20, 9:58

Un lang n'es kseno post tu lern he.
A language isn't foreign after you learn it.
Last edited by Fox Saint-Just on 2013-12-15, 19:57, edited 2 times in total.
Native: [flag=]it[/flag] [flag=]egl[/flag] B2: [flag=]en[/flag] Intermediate: [flag=]de[/flag] [flag=]fr[/flag] Curious about: [flag=]ru[/flag] [flag=]hy[/flag] [flag=]eu[/flag] [flag=]nah[/flag] [flag=]ga[/flag] [flag=]sr[/flag]
[flag=]art[/flag] Currently developing Ardlang: http://www.unilang.org/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=40076.

User avatar
~jakip
Posts: 860
Joined: 2013-11-30, 21:55
Gender: male
Location: Milan, Lombardy
Country: IT Italy (Italia)

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby ~jakip » 2013-12-03, 21:50

Spitind:
Un linkūa nu essit stransk asta tur imparitlo.
A language isn't foreign after you learn it.
Last edited by ~jakip on 2015-04-27, 11:17, edited 1 time in total.
[align=center]Native: Italiano (it) C1: Español (es) English (en) B2: Lombard (lmo) A2: Deutsch (de)

aappaatsoq
Posts: 15
Joined: 2013-12-05, 20:48
Country: ES Spain (España)

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby aappaatsoq » 2013-12-08, 22:34

Dilaxca: Dilax ono, pas tastude'b, qoraxi'la no.
Literal translation: Language one, after you-study'it(Acc.), foreign'it-is not.
English: A language isn't foreign after you study it.
I don't speak English natively, so feel free to correct me if necessary.
I'm also a conlanger, my language is Dilaxca.
Image Bairaga Hakkareste'd. Kirqab katesu lazek

User avatar
Dormouse559
Language Forum Moderator
Posts: 6780
Joined: 2010-05-30, 0:06
Real Name: Matthew
Gender: male
Country: US United States (United States)

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby Dormouse559 » 2014-11-16, 18:02

Updating Selvesc

Na guecz apresa, na lemba nen ès piusp' istragna.
[na ˈgɛtɕ aˈpɾɛza na ˈlɛmba nə‿ˈnas ˈpɪ̯osp ɪsˈtɾaɲa]
INDEF-F time learn-PST.PTCP-F INDEF-F language NEG be.3SG more foreign-F
N'hésite pas à corriger mes erreurs.

User avatar
Fox Saint-Just
Posts: 433
Joined: 2013-04-08, 17:59
Gender: male
Country: IT Italy (Italia)
Contact:

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby Fox Saint-Just » 2014-11-16, 22:38

In Xetlaqui:

Tlaqui puhertzin chean ro viyal.
['tɬakʷi pu'ʔɛɾtsin 'tʃean ɾo 'βijaɬ]
Native: [flag=]it[/flag] [flag=]egl[/flag] B2: [flag=]en[/flag] Intermediate: [flag=]de[/flag] [flag=]fr[/flag] Curious about: [flag=]ru[/flag] [flag=]hy[/flag] [flag=]eu[/flag] [flag=]nah[/flag] [flag=]ga[/flag] [flag=]sr[/flag]
[flag=]art[/flag] Currently developing Ardlang: http://www.unilang.org/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=40076.

User avatar
Levike
Posts: 6153
Joined: 2013-04-22, 19:26
Real Name: Levi
Gender: male
Location: Budapest
Country: HU Hungary (Magyarország)

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby Levike » 2014-12-05, 20:28

Babló ló ivi marvs trezib i babsbólov festi.

Literal: Language one not alien given that (you) learn it.
Last edited by Levike on 2014-12-21, 13:35, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
SostiMatiko
Posts: 92
Joined: 2013-09-29, 15:08
Real Name: Jannees
Contact:

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby SostiMatiko » 2014-12-21, 13:21

gnosi frasao to ujaderiko.
frasao ujaderiko xena gnosi to.
frasao uka jaderiko, xena gnosi to.
frasao uka jaderiko, xena ftani gnosi to.

http://konlangerz.com/conlang/7/Systema ... ostimatiko
ॐ भूर् भु॑वः सुवः त॑त् सवितु॑र् व॑रेणियं भ॑र्गो देव॑स्य धीमहि धि॑यो यो॑ नः प्रचोद॑यात्

User avatar
Jacob_Kap
Posts: 116
Joined: 2011-04-16, 16:06
Real Name: Jacob Kapelusz
Gender: male
Location: Carmiel
Country: IL Israel (ישראל / إسرائيل)
Contact:

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby Jacob_Kap » 2014-12-27, 21:15

mowe bisz agneb posle lere ego.
Native: [flag=]he[/flag] [flag=]ru[/flag]
Fluent: [flag=]en[/flag] [flag=]ar[/flag]
Upper intermediate: [flag=]ja[/flag] [flag=]de[/flag]
Beginner: [flag=]fr[/flag] [flag=]ko[/flag] [flag=]zh.Hant[/flag] [flag=]de-CH[/flag]
Future plans: [flag=]fa[/flag] [flag=]tr[/flag] [flag=]sw[/flag] [flag=]xh[/flag] [flag=]sv[/flag] [flag=]sr[/flag] [flag=]ur[/flag] [flag=]hi[/flag] [flag=]ps[/flag]

iodalach93

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby iodalach93 » 2015-01-12, 23:01

גלָוסַ֔ה לֶישַת כסֶנִיַה בַעַד אַן כַאנַת מַדרֻושַה.
[ˈgloːssa ˈleːʃat kseˈnija ˈbaʔadan ˈkanat madˈruʃa]
Glôssa lêshat kseniya ba'ad an kanat madrusha

Literally: Language is not foreign after that it has been learnt.

Linguamusica
Posts: 9
Joined: 2018-08-13, 10:03
Real Name: Jude Kennedy
Gender: male

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby Linguamusica » 2018-08-13, 17:14

Qėxpletėn

Weny dó (ėr) qėnnúc ßa, cpecéė báß'n qomx.
A language isn't foreign after you learn it.
Literally: when you (one) have learned it, a language is not strange
(en)Native English(de)Lerne Deutsch Y qreatdėdá Qėxpletėn

Kota-Ebau

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby Kota-Ebau » 2018-08-26, 20:41

Konśtėnjąźkjęła.

Literal translation:
Kjęłarś ąj łewėśtanaw bjęwėrśkar odenśky ow włećnjękaźkurśtonś źwaźky.
A language isn't foreign after you've learned it.

Most correct translation:
Kjęłaćk ąj łewėśtanaw bjęwėrśkajr odenśky ow śtożeśkawėrśkjęć źwaźkyćk.
Lenguages aren't foreign after someone has studied them.

mizuz

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby mizuz » 2020-08-07, 17:01

Salluni guhi sahal, i woruehi
sallun-i guh-i sahal, i woru-ehi
language-NOM.SG foreign-NOM.SG not, it.ACC learn-2SG.PRES.SUBJV

(Hope the glosses are ok)

AvisVolans
Posts: 26
Joined: 2020-12-07, 19:11
Gender: male
Country: DE Germany (Deutschland)

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby AvisVolans » 2021-01-18, 21:38

"A language isn't foreign once you learn it."

Syrvésarmencesk:

"Mis langon né sul furaím pá ió lárulat iég."
[mɪs ˈlaŋgɔn neː sʊl fʊˈʁɛːm paː joː ˈlaːʁʊlat jeːk]
Any language isn't foreign after one's learned it.
Deutsch (de)native English (en)B2 Dansk (da)A1 Latina (la)quite good Español (es)A1 Gàidhlig (gd)just a bit

User avatar
Aurora-Evie
Posts: 4
Joined: 2021-03-07, 21:38
Gender: female

Re: A language isn't foreign

Postby Aurora-Evie » 2021-03-08, 21:02

Rẁetrỳque/Ruetrique

"Veque la zỳnther quẁ zeque ẁ lenỳnenzez sỳ them penz vỳ."
(VEK la ZÃ-shay kwoo ZEK oo len-ee-NÃ-say see SHÃ pã VEE)
"A language is not from the unknown place if you know it."

(This translation is subject to change, as Rẁetrỳque is still in its very early stages.)
(en) English (native)
(es) Spanish (A1)
High Ruetrique (creation in progress)


Return to “Conlang Translations”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests