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 Post subject: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:03 pm 
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So, in the M:EM introduction thread, I posted a terrible translation of a quick poem I had written. I used Google Translate to turn the original four lines into Latin, and then translated that back into English. The result amused me, and so I've decided to do it with some of my other work!

I think it only fair if I begin with the poem that first got me noticed around these parts, my summary of the history of time, "The Song of Dominia." For this one, I chose to go into French and then back to English. Enjoy!

The Song of Dominia (Original)


Le Cantique des Dominia


Song of Dominia (re-Translated)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:12 pm 
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And for my next trick, Oblivion Ring, translated to and then from Dutch:

Oblivion Ring (Original)


Vergetelheid Ring


Oblivion Ring (Re-Translated)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:50 pm 
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I'm always impressed when a rhyme somehow survives the telephone game.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:55 pm 
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I'm always impressed when a rhyme somehow survives the telephone game.

Same here. In fact, there were one or two entire lines that survived.

As far as altered lines go, I love the newly minted line "But surveyors weep healing outcomes," Good stuff. Especially since the original line was "But the planeswalkers mourn the results of the Mending," which is, you know, nothing like the new one...


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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:38 pm 
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I refuse to read either the original or the italian (since I have no idea what ti says), but the return to English is amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:03 am 
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I refuse to read either the original or the italian

Yet another in the long line of people who refuse to read my original poetry... :(

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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:32 am 
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Fine, since you complain so, I went back and read the original. And I have this to say: They're well written, have a good flow and are coherent. In short, they're not nearly as much fun and chaotic as the re-translated ones.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:43 am 
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Fine, since you complain so, I went back and read the original. And I have this to say: They're well written, have a good flow and are coherent. In short, they're not nearly as much fun and chaotic as the re-translated ones.

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What, you only read them once through? :confused:

Just kidding. Thanks for reading!


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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:37 am 
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Hmmm... I wonder if I can find the Spanish poetry I wrote, then I could translate it to English and back again.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:43 pm 
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Here is my most recent poem, Braingeyser, translated into Norwegian and back again. Enjoy!

Braingeyser (Original)


Braingeyser


Braingeyser (Re-Translated)


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:42 pm 
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The opening six lines made me think:

"He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop bombs,
But he keeps on forgetting what he wrote down,
The whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He's choking how, everybody's joking now
The clock's run out, time's up, over, bloah!
Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity"


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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:39 pm 
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Up next, one of my favorite early poems, Dueling Couplets. I have decided to do Spanish for this poem, for reasons that escape me.

Dueling Couplets


duelo de Coplas


Couplets duel


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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:52 pm 
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What follows in my poetic exploration of the Alara Reborn card Lord of Extinction, originally written at the behest of Ragrio. This time, I have Google Translated the poem into Malay and back, because I could.

Lord of Extinction (Original)


Tuhan Kepupusan


Lord of Extinction (Re-Translated)


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I'm bored, so here's another translated poem! This one is one of my favorite originals, Nephalia Rains, translated into Polish and back. Enjoy!

Nephalia Rains


Nephalia deszcz


Nephalia rain


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:19 am 
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In celebration of learning that I'm currently the 13th highest poster on NGA, I am posting my poem "Thirteen," translated Haitian Creole (which is the only language I saw on Google Translate with 13 letters!) and back to English. Enjoy!

Thirteen (Original)


trèz


Thirteen (Re-Translated)


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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:09 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:34 am 
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Wow, you really dug this thread out of the closet.

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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:37 pm 
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Barinellos wrote:
Wow, you really dug this thread out of the closet.

It was really dusty and kinda smelly, so I tosses it in the dryer to fluff it and I thought I'd leave it out for a bit...

:D

Actually, I was watching something with some funny bad translations, and it made me want to google translate one of my stories and see what happened. I didn't want to make a new thread for this silliness, but then I remembered that I had an OLD thread for this silliness.

Thus, the necromancy.

And now, here is this post again, badly translated:

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Wow, you have this material in the scrap.

He is afraid and afraid. So, I was waiting for battle to pray for them. And I thought I can go in time. . .

: D

When I saw something wrong, I wanted to translate a story to Google and I would like to see what's happening. I do not need to do a new part of this terrible, but I think old ignorance is old.

So necromancer.


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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
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:takei:

Okay, so, do you wanna see what happens when Raiker Venn goes all modern poetry on us? This one is...REALLY weird.

That makes sense, of course, considering I probably ran it through two dozen languages...

Enjoy!

Requiem for a Villain


die


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 Post subject: Re: Translator Trouble
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:02 pm 
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The very first line of die actually gives me this striking line
"she sat on a dark Phoenix in this view"

Mostly divorced from the idea if the xmen, that statement just had this mystique.

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