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Lost in Translation

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by mangalavara, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. mangalavara

    mangalavara Truth Alone Triumphs
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    It is said in English that things get 'lost in translation.' To give the most literal example of that, I had Google Translate translate one of @Seeker of White Light's posts from English to many languages to English. The results are amazing!

    'The danger of going outside to pick up the snail mail'

    From English to Korean to Arabic to Turkish to Hindi to Norwegian to English:

    Unngå, unngå-, unngå, unngå, unngå-, unngå-, motstå-, med luft, siden da, inntil, unngå, pass deg. ... i varmen fra brannen (overdreven varme)
    Tale annonsert. for brygga. Jeg har blitt undersøkt

    Det er det".
    Nå, det er ikke greit... og... og... forberedt på samme måte... :crazy: ok... i mitt gjennomsnittlige tempo er det en god del million.

    Før du går til den første "..." i luften
     
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    Yaiks :D what have you done to my OP :D
     
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  5. mangalavara

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    The Korean word "Won" is described as: "Reluctance to let go of an illusion."
    I thought this was kind of cool in a symbolic way because Won is also the word they use for their currency.
     
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  7. mangalavara

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    That’s quite an interesting one! Thanks for bringing that up. :)
     
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    This may make not much sense to a Korean speaker though, as they may have nuances in their language that are kind of alien to Indo-European speakers.

    I think it likely they don't even use the same character in Hangul; this is purely about the sound.
     
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  9. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    @ Mangalavara, on your signature:

    Rām se badā Rām kā Nām (The name of Lord Rama is greater than Rama himself)

    बिना सेतु के सागर को भी,
    लांघ सके ना राम,
    लांघ गये हनुमान उसी को,
    लेकर राम का नाम ।
    राम से बड़ा राम का नाम..

    Bina setu ke sāgar ko bhi
    lāngh sake nā Rām
    lāngh gaye Haunmān usī ko
    lekar Rām kā nām
    Rām se badā Rāam kā Nām


    Without the bridge, the ocean, never
    Rama could cross
    Hanuman crossed the same
    by taking the Name of Rama
    The Name of Lord Rama is greater than Rama himself.

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    The Vanaras (Monkey men) and Rikshas (Bear men) built the bridge. And then there was a small squirrel, which also helped in building the bridge by carrying small pebbles. When Lord Rama came to know of this, he patted the squirrel. That is how squirrels got the lines on their back. (See the squirrel near the knees of a monkey warrior). :)
     
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  10. mangalavara

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    Speaking of the Korean language, I learned a few days ago that Korean has hundreds or perhaps over a thousand cognates with Tamil. I've heard that Tamil is a rather ancient language, so, it might have been influential on Korean long ago.
     
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    I have heard of it but have no definite info.
     
  12. mangalavara

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    This is a very nice etiological myth. Thanks for sharing. :)

    I love what it teaches about the character of Śrī Rāma.
     
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