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Allanea
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Research and Foreign Language Assistance Thread

Postby Allanea » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:02 am

Dear friends!

Many people on this forum roleplay nations either inspired by, or variously based on, cultures that are not their own. Sometimes they even attempt to add phrases and whole dialogue in foreign languages which they don't have a complete knowledge of, and end up translating them via Google Translate or similar service. This ends up really obvious for people with actual knowledge of the language.

For this reason, I have decided to offer some help to the residents of this forum, as following.

1. As a speaker of Russian and Hebrew, I can translate sentences or dialogue from English into Russian and Hebrew for you, and provide both transcriptions into Latin alphabet (that's the one I'm using right now) and a transcription in the Cyrillic and Hebrew alphabets.

2. I will answer, to the best of my ability, various questions about the culture and politics of these countries, their culture and literature. If I don't know something, I'll try and help you find out via my use of Russian- and Hebrew- language Internet resources that you as a non-speaker of these languages have no access to.

3. I will translate, within reason, short documents and news articles for you that have a relevance to your NS worldbuiling [absolutely not more than 2000 words]. This not an attempt by myself to sell any services or commissions, and if I have time I will do so free of charge.

Furthermore, I will collate here a list of those users that'll be willing to answer similar questions about the cultures and languages of other countries.

Index of Users and Help Provided:


Allanea Russian/Hebrew dialogue translation, research help, brief article translation.
Hiluxia Spanish dialogue translation
Rejistania German, Esperanto, conlanging assistance
Imeriata Swedish, medieval Swedish runes
Anollasia Turkish/French assistance
Pherdistan Italian/French assistance
Les Guyanes Italian/French assistance
New Ayeariss Polish assistance
Kalosia Indonesian assistance
New Visayan Islands Tagalog and Cebuano translation.
Togeria Japanese
Gaptaland German, Old English, or Gothic
Dawetid Chinese, Japanese
Thervingia Gothic, Russian, and Hebrew, conlanging assistance
Lajau Malay/Indonesian
Viriam I can help with How to Build a conlang, as well as my own Conlang (Viri/Viriamian), and IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) Help.

P.S. This is not intended to be a homework assistance thread, as those are generally outside the scope of this forum, but rather it is intended to aid people with NS-related projects.
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Hiluxia
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Postby Hiluxia » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:08 am

I can help a fair bit as far as basic spanish speaking goes, but my cultural understanding of most of Latin America is pretty terrible, for what it's worth.

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Rejistania
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Postby Rejistania » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:11 am

I can help with German, Esperanto (and my own conlang Rejistanian. ;) )
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"Tekneluru mi'aru mi aji, il'sidekhir'ra mi, lajistas. Mi'ki'vasu kynha'het kijitax." Hank͜hila Sede, first lentine (translation: A dream is only a dream until it is reached. After that, it becomes something trivial)

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Imeriata
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Postby Imeriata » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:27 am

I can provide Swedish would anyone be in the need of it and of course provide the Swedish-Finnish Alphabet that comes with it. I also have some knowledge of old runes but is mostly familiar with the medieval ones rather than younger and elder Futhark.
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Anollasia
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Postby Anollasia » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:41 pm

I can help with Turkish and French.

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Pherdistan
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Postby Pherdistan » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:59 pm

I can help with Italian and French.

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Les Guyanes
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Postby Les Guyanes » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:47 pm

Pherdistan wrote:I can help with Italian and French.


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Yzhubjoe
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Postby Yzhubjoe » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:07 pm

I can help with conlanging, having finished one conlang (Xla, an example of what NOT to do, too many sounds) and am working on a second one (the national language of this nation: Zutigaci! :D ). I also know some French, but I'm not fluent.
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Chinese Peoples
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Postby Chinese Peoples » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:13 pm

I can help with Mandarin and Classical Chinese; I have some knoewlegde of Attic Greek.
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The Greater Aryan Race
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Postby The Greater Aryan Race » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:06 am

Could anyone help with providing a German translation for the following heading: "List of Manufacturers and Distributors of Illegal Products and Merchandise"?
Imperium Sidhicum wrote:So, uh... Is this another one of those threads where everyone is supposed to feel outraged and circle-jerk in agreement of how injust and terrible the described incident is?

Because if it is, I'm probably going to say something mean and contrary just to contradict the majority.

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Thervingia
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Postby Thervingia » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:54 am

I can help with Gothic. It's an ancient Germanic language(older than Old Norse) so I'm sure some Germanic nations won't mind the help. I can also help with Russian and Hebrew, but you already got that.
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Allanea
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Postby Allanea » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:12 am

The Greater Aryan Race wrote:Could anyone help with providing a German translation for the following heading: "List of Manufacturers and Distributors of Illegal Products and Merchandise"?


Having contacted Rejistania off-site, I now know the answer:

Liste der Hersteller und Distributoren illegaler Produkte und Güter
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Hindia Belanda
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Postby Hindia Belanda » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:21 am

I can help a bit with Indonesian and Malay, to an extent.

Allanea: What are the correct Hebrew translation and transliteration for 'Chief Rabbinate of the Commonwealth of Netherlands Indies'? Thanks.
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Notre vie est un voyage, dans l'hiver et dans la nuit.
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Postby Allanea » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:25 am

Ha-Rabanut Ha-Rashit shel Hever Ha-Amim shel Ayey Hodu ha Mizrahiim Ha-Holandim

הרבנות הראשית של איי הודו המזרחיים ההולנדים

Apparently, Hebrew refers to this place as 'the Netherlands East Indian Islands' for a weird reason.
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Hindia Belanda
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Postby Hindia Belanda » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:32 am

Allanea wrote:Ha-Rabanut Ha-Rashit shel Hever Ha-Amim shel Ayey Hodu ha Mizrahiim Ha-Holandim

הרבנות הראשית של איי הודו המזרחיים ההולנדים

Apparently, Hebrew refers to this place as 'the Netherlands East Indian Islands' for a weird reason.

Thanks a lot! I've been wanting to design a logo for the Hindia Belandan Chief Rabbinate with a proper Hebrew title on it.
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21-year-old male of Indonesian and Dutch descent
Notre vie est un voyage, dans l'hiver et dans la nuit.
Nous cherchons notre passage, dans le ciel où rien ne luit.
Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Senator (independent)

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Allanea
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Postby Allanea » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:46 am

I suggest David font. :)
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The Greater Aryan Race
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Postby The Greater Aryan Race » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:15 am

Allanea wrote:
The Greater Aryan Race wrote:Could anyone help with providing a German translation for the following heading: "List of Manufacturers and Distributors of Illegal Products and Merchandise"?


Having contacted Rejistania off-site, I now know the answer:

Liste der Hersteller und Distributoren illegaler Produkte und Güter

Many thanks guys!
Imperium Sidhicum wrote:So, uh... Is this another one of those threads where everyone is supposed to feel outraged and circle-jerk in agreement of how injust and terrible the described incident is?

Because if it is, I'm probably going to say something mean and contrary just to contradict the majority.

This nation is now IC-ly known as the Teutonic Reich.

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Kingdom-of the Netherlands
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Postby Kingdom-of the Netherlands » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:00 am

I can provide help in Malay and Bruneian Malay.

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Rejistania
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Postby Rejistania » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:30 am

Hindia Belanda wrote:I can help a bit with Indonesian and Malay, to an extent.

Allanea: What are the correct Hebrew translation and transliteration for 'Chief Rabbinate of the Commonwealth of Netherlands Indies'? Thanks.

In regards to a puppet of mine: Can you please translate: "We work hard together for the socialist republic"? Galaymungton uses a conlang, but I want to see whether the words I used as basis make sense.
Rejis sjiki, linux sjiki, alari sjiki, korona sjiki!
Forever united, forever free, forever in justice, forever prospering!


"Tekneluru mi'aru mi aji, il'sidekhir'ra mi, lajistas. Mi'ki'vasu kynha'het kijitax." Hank͜hila Sede, first lentine (translation: A dream is only a dream until it is reached. After that, it becomes something trivial)

Headlines from the Na~ovi Nanti: Hetkali election ended in no candidate over 2% hurdle - Syku I Jai fired as coach of Aetaila Seli, youth coach Hea I Juien takes over reins of club - Rising number of fairy penguins in Sumumusumu and neighboring islands


This person is pro-EU and proud of it! They are also a Eurofederalist and want the Federated States of Europe!

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Langor Empire
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Ex-Nation

Postby Langor Empire » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:32 am

I can help with Russian, if I am asked via telegram.
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Hindia Belanda
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Postby Hindia Belanda » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:57 am

Allanea wrote:I suggest David font. :)

I’m more into sans serif fonts, so I ended up using Helvetica Hebrew :p

Does it make sense to align the Hebrew text to the left?
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Or would it be better to use the right-aligned version of the logo?
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Nederlands-Indië - Hindia Belanda
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21-year-old male of Indonesian and Dutch descent
Notre vie est un voyage, dans l'hiver et dans la nuit.
Nous cherchons notre passage, dans le ciel où rien ne luit.
Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Senator (independent)

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Hindia Belanda
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Postby Hindia Belanda » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:05 pm

Rejistania wrote:
Hindia Belanda wrote:I can help a bit with Indonesian and Malay, to an extent.

Allanea: What are the correct Hebrew translation and transliteration for 'Chief Rabbinate of the Commonwealth of Netherlands Indies'? Thanks.

In regards to a puppet of mine: Can you please translate: "We work hard together for the socialist republic"? Galaymungton uses a conlang, but I want to see whether the words I used as basis make sense.

There are two variants of the word 'we' in the Indonesian and Malay languages, so I'll give you both:

With the exclusive form of 'we' (the person you're addressing isn't included): "Kami bekerja keras bersama untuk Republik Sosialis"

With the inclusive form of 'we' (the person you're addressing is included): "Kita bekerja keras bersama untuk Republik Sosialis"
Nederlands-Indië - Hindia Belanda
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21-year-old male of Indonesian and Dutch descent
Notre vie est un voyage, dans l'hiver et dans la nuit.
Nous cherchons notre passage, dans le ciel où rien ne luit.
Ioannis Papakonstantinou, Senator (independent)

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Zebulor
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Ex-Nation

Postby Zebulor » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:29 pm

I can help with Hungarian language in case hell freezes over and there is actually any demand for this language.

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Rejistania
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Postby Rejistania » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:22 pm

Hindia Belanda wrote:
Rejistania wrote:In regards to a puppet of mine: Can you please translate: "We work hard together for the socialist republic"? Galaymungton uses a conlang, but I want to see whether the words I used as basis make sense.

There are two variants of the word 'we' in the Indonesian and Malay languages, so I'll give you both:

With the exclusive form of 'we' (the person you're addressing isn't included): "Kami bekerja keras bersama untuk Republik Sosialis"

With the inclusive form of 'we' (the person you're addressing is included): "Kita bekerja keras bersama untuk Republik Sosialis"


Thanks!
Rejis sjiki, linux sjiki, alari sjiki, korona sjiki!
Forever united, forever free, forever in justice, forever prospering!


"Tekneluru mi'aru mi aji, il'sidekhir'ra mi, lajistas. Mi'ki'vasu kynha'het kijitax." Hank͜hila Sede, first lentine (translation: A dream is only a dream until it is reached. After that, it becomes something trivial)

Headlines from the Na~ovi Nanti: Hetkali election ended in no candidate over 2% hurdle - Syku I Jai fired as coach of Aetaila Seli, youth coach Hea I Juien takes over reins of club - Rising number of fairy penguins in Sumumusumu and neighboring islands


This person is pro-EU and proud of it! They are also a Eurofederalist and want the Federated States of Europe!

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Gig em Aggies
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Gig em Aggies » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:02 pm

Seeing that I use some IRL foreign languages for my NS nation would y'all consider google translate positive in any way for translations. Because I use it for my nations Das Schmutzige Huhn which is a German and French based nation and The Daughters of Father whose borders are that of the nations of Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia all put together
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