That's okay. You can make certain changes if the language demands.
I had thought of "we live on Earth" and also "We are humans from
Earth.", but then i decided to repeat "we are" twice and put an "and"
in between. This makes it a bit more interesting, linguistically.
Normally, from any given translation, you cannot guess the meaning of
words, especially if the language is unrelated or distantly related.
But this repetition can help you recognise at least something and can
give you some insight into the structure of the language. For example,
"ham ... hain" is repeated twice in the Hindi translation and
therefore, you could safely guess that this means "we are ...".
So, you see there were several reasons behind me choosing this
sentence. This project is something i had wanted to do for several
years. I just didn't come up with a random sentence without thinking!
On 10/08/2011, Ingvild Roald <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> And my choice of "we live on Earth" rather than "from Earth" is that the
> "from" would need localisation and directionality - rather impossible under
> the circumstances. Could have chosen "we live on Earth here" if that was
> your intention
>> Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:39:43 +0530
>> From: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: Wahawafe - a multilingual translation project
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> My original intent was to keep the sentence both simple and
>> interesting. And so, i would like the translations to use the
>> inclusive form of "we". However, i think, other people should be
>> allowed to interpret the sentence in their own ways (just like poetry
>> :)). So, if you want to imagine aliens, you can! :-)
>> On 10/08/2011, Charles Butler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > My point is "linguistics". Each of the people who have posted with
>> > this
>> > subject have pointed that out. Linguistics takes the "whole" sentence,
>> > and
>> > looks at "from Earth" in the context of each language, just like your
>> > original description of "and" which has a philosophical usage of
>> > "coupling"
>> > two concepts. To say "from" implies a "to" and other alternates. It is
>> > a
>> > fascinating sentence or you would not be getting such discussion.
>> > Thank you for understanding.
>> > Charles
>> निखिल सिन्हा | Nikhil Sinha
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>> www.wahawafe.zxq.net - Wahawafe - a multilingual translation project.
>> "We are humans and we are from Earth." in several languages.
निखिल सिन्हा | Nikhil Sinha
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www.wahawafe.zxq.net - Wahawafe - a multilingual translation project.
"We are humans and we are from Earth." in several languages.