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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #580 on: December 05, 2012, 10:07:13 AM »
As long as it's clear what's happening, the German can provide a nice Bilingual Bonus, but don't ever make it so the conversation doesn't make sense without knowledge of both languages.
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #581 on: December 05, 2012, 11:09:43 AM »
That's what I'm doing for Quest for Glory actually: slipping in some German into my Heroes' speech.

btw, hey writerlove, did you ever find out the name of Herbert's kingdom? I'm THINKING it's Grey because it's used more than once, whereas Grew is used only once, but I just want to make sure.

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As for Graham, I thought of one for him too (although I'm not sure if I'm gonna use it anywhere)

Graham Joshua Victor. Josh Mandel and Jason Michael Victor respectfully.
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #582 on: December 05, 2012, 10:34:24 PM »
He's Herbert of Greys.

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #583 on: December 05, 2012, 11:40:07 PM »
Ooops, totally forgot about that. Sorry :( I'll have to go back in the article and fix that error. A new Four Winds article is coming today, though. I will say that :)

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #584 on: December 06, 2012, 03:00:21 AM »
He's Herbert of Greys.

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Fun fact: Dynasties and locations are not always the same! :D His name could be Herbert of Greys and he could rule Grew. :P
 
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #585 on: December 06, 2012, 09:20:14 AM »
I love how nobody commentated on the fact that I gave Graham and Cedric full names...

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #586 on: December 06, 2012, 09:49:27 AM »
Thanks!

-Hmm... should I translate the toymakers lines into actual German just for fun? (yes, Cedric would understand that
But would the readers understand it? Or is that not important?
I think it really depends on how well you speak it. I'd veer away from just using Google Translate or Babelfish because that won't seem at all authentic.
 
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #587 on: December 06, 2012, 11:06:27 AM »
What about the "Translate" option on Microsoft Word?

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #588 on: December 06, 2012, 12:10:23 PM »
What about the "ask-Deloria-to-translate-it-for-you-since-she-is-a-native-German-speaker" option? :P

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #589 on: December 06, 2012, 12:48:37 PM »
...Deloria is German? Well, you learn something new every day!

What other languages does she speak?

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #590 on: December 06, 2012, 02:03:34 PM »
Deloria speaks German, among many other things. She is Swiss unless I'm mistaken. XD

But no, no online translator will reliably convey the meaning of what you're saying. It will generally sound laughably innaccurate, at best, miss the connotation entirely, or, at worst, say something horribly offensive. :P
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #591 on: December 06, 2012, 02:29:58 PM »
*sigh* I guess I'll change it back to English for now.

Here are the lines:

Toymaker: (to Cedric)  Guten-Tag, Cedric. Mit einem Auftrag für Herr. Crispin der zauberer?

(my original line was "Guten-Tag, Cedric. On an errand for Herr. Crispin der zauberer?" zauberer, if Quest for Glory didn't explain it, means Wizard/Magician)

Cedric: (to toymaker) Nein, eine Suche Für Einen König tatsächlich, zur Rettung seins Familie.

(my original line was, "No, a Quest for a king actually, to rescue his family.")

Even if you don't speak German, this next line should let you in on what he's talking about: "We need to head for the mountains, but I didn’t bring any money, so…" and he brings out the little gnome's marionette.

I've given the gnome's grandson a name as well: Halberg. An Old Norse name that translates to "rock mountain", and where are gnomes usually found? in mountains or underground or in the forest.

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #592 on: December 06, 2012, 02:51:41 PM »
She is Swiss unless I'm mistaken.
Yes.
What other languages does she speak?
I think a better question would be what languages does she NOT know? :P (The same goes for Delling.)

and where are gnomes usually found?
In gardens? :P
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #593 on: December 06, 2012, 03:17:54 PM »
but does she and Delling speak Klingon? Old One? Elvish? Whatever-the-language-that-is-spoken-in-LOTR-that-I-can't-remember-the-name-of-but-it-certainly-isn't-English?

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #594 on: December 06, 2012, 03:22:25 PM »
I don't know - I'll have to let them answer that. :P

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #595 on: December 06, 2012, 04:07:02 PM »
What about the "ask-Deloria-to-translate-it-for-you-since-she-is-a-native-German-speaker" option? :P
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #596 on: December 06, 2012, 04:35:01 PM »
Attic? What, do you speak house too?

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #597 on: December 06, 2012, 06:07:08 PM »
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Old One?

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

Learning any more is pointless because our puny human speech apparatus can't form the words properly. There aren't many languages where "My mouth isn't up to it" is a fitting excuse. ;)

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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #598 on: December 06, 2012, 07:11:53 PM »
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Old One?

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

Learning any more is pointless because our puny human speech apparatus can't form the words properly. There aren't many languages where "My mouth isn't up to it" is a fitting excuse. ;)

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-THERE ARE IDIOTS IN THE BIG HALL ACROSS THE VILLAGE PLAYING VERY LOUD MUSIC AND HAVING A LIGHT SHOW AND I HAVE TO STUDY IN THE MORNING AND I CAN'T SLEEP AND BREATHING HURTS AND EVERYTHING SUCKS AND PNEUMONIA DOESN'T KILL PEOPLE ANYMORE SO WHY AM I DOING THIS?

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*sigh* I guess I'll change it back to English for now.

Here are the lines:

Toymaker: (to Cedric)  Guten-Tag, Cedric. Mit einem Auftrag für Herr. Crispin der zauberer?

(my original line was "Guten-Tag, Cedric. On an errand for Herr. Crispin der zauberer?" zauberer, if Quest for Glory didn't explain it, means Wizard/Magician)

Cedric: (to toymaker) Nein, eine Suche Für Einen König tatsächlich, zur Rettung seins Familie.

(my original line was, "No, a Quest for a king actually, to rescue his family.")

Even if you don't speak German, this next line should let you in on what he's talking about: "We need to head for the mountains, but I didn’t bring any money, so…" and he brings out the little gnome's marionette.

I've given the gnome's grandson a name as well: Halberg. An Old Norse name that translates to "rock mountain", and where are gnomes usually found? in mountains or underground or in the forest.

-Wishing she could put in the lyrics to The Bard's Song into her KQ5 fic, but... the album that song came on was released in 1992, and I like to keep my references to 1990 and back, KQ6 and TSL being exceptions.
Okay, so German is a declined language. Meaning you're never going to make any sense with an automated translator because it won't be able to recognise the functions of the words in the sentence and that's important because German nouns and adjectives and pronouns have different endings depending on what place they have in the sentence. :) And you're going to have to clarify whether the toymaker is inquiring as to whether Cedric is there because Crispin has an errand for the toymaker or whether Cedric has been sent on an errand before I can do anything.
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Re: The What Are You Doing Thread #8
« Reply #599 on: December 06, 2012, 07:24:07 PM »
Deloria... you should be more than just Queene, you should be President! :hug: :) <3

-Almost done with chapter 6 of KQ5! Hee hee hee, I'm evil! Graham gets a splitting headache like in-game, but Cedric? He's getting worse than that! Much worse!

Gosh, though... how am I going to post this on here? It's running at 44 pages now!!!
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