[Foundation-l] Translations fundraising.wikimedia.org
Jeff V. Merkey
jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com
Wed Dec 20 22:02:52 UTC 2006
>2006/12/18, Brad Patrick <bradp.wmf at gmail.com>:
>>Most of it
>>should be possible to translate with merely a dictionary.
>I must warn against this attitude. Hardly anything can be translated
>with merely a dictionary, lacking context. If one tries, one ends up
>with a certain percentage of errors which sometimes just look a little
>funny and sometimes look very bad.
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Very true with Cherokee and native languages, which use particles to
denote complex tensing.
o-s-ti (me and everyone)
s-gv (its permanent)
s-di (sustained verb related condition)
Find those in a dictionary.
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