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ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 07:47:13

Text in some of the many languages of the world

ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 07:47:39

Ĉu vi parolas ĉi tiun belan lingvon?

MawBe Fri 30-Jul-21 10:01:15

Anybody else been bored enough to pass their time on Google translate? confused

lemongrove Fri 30-Jul-21 10:02:44

Nope!

Lincslass Fri 30-Jul-21 10:08:18

No, unless stuck with a German word.

ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 10:20:44

MawBe

Anybody else been bored enough to pass their time on Google translate? confused

I find videos in languages and then I find the lyrics online and then I get an idea of the meaning from Google translate or from a translation given with the lyrics page, and then I look up the language and find out a little about it.

Very often when I am doing things on this computer I put YouTube on in another instantiation of the browser and then I have MyMix playing in the background, and some of the music is videos that I have watched and some are new to me, so I learn.

If you or others want to explore, you might like this song.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZFCq5ESQzQ

One could identify the language.

One could find the lyrics and find their meaning.

MawBe Fri 30-Jul-21 10:22:12

I’ll leave you too it EP - if it passes the time, good luck to you!

Shinamae Fri 30-Jul-21 10:26:15

MawBe

I’ll leave you too it EP - if it passes the time, good luck to you!

Ditto!

Lucca Fri 30-Jul-21 10:32:04

ElderlyPerson

Text in some of the many languages of the world

I don’t understand what the thread is about sorry EP

ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 10:32:15

Well, eight posts so far and no interest shown.

Yet maybe some people are looking but not posting.

Maybe someone will post and the thread will get going well.

Blossoming Fri 30-Jul-21 10:34:01

I don’t understand what’s expected here, tbh.

ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 10:35:52

Lucca

ElderlyPerson

Text in some of the many languages of the world

I don’t understand what the thread is about sorry EP

There are threads in French, at least one thread in German, yet there are many other languages. This thread is to explore just samples of the vast number of languages that exist, maybe turning up wonderfully serendipitous spin-offs of things people, including me, would never know about otherwise.

Lucca Fri 30-Jul-21 10:39:31

Blossoming

I don’t understand what’s expected here, tbh.

Nor do I.
Does OP just want people to write random things in random languages ?

ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 10:43:38

Blossoming

I don’t understand what’s expected here, tbh.

Well nothing is expected but if you want to have a go, you could watch the video to which I posted a link and then copy the title and paste into Google translate and detect the language.

Then if you wish you could paste the title into a search engine and added a space and the word

lyrics

and find the lyrics.

There may be an invitation to translate to English. If not, you could copy and paste into Google translate and get an idea of what the lyrics mean in English.

Then you could play the video again and notice how the singer emotively expresses the lyrics, whilst you are understanding the gist of what she is singing about.

ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 10:47:24

Well, if you know of some language and would like to post something in that language that would be good.

Then those readers who so wish could try to find out which language it is and what the sample text means.

MawBe Fri 30-Jul-21 10:57:51

I think you are flogging a dead horse EP

ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 11:43:46

MawBe

I think you are flogging a dead horse EP

It is just a chat thread.

I would prefer a vegan acceptable phrase - I would never flog any creature, living or deceased.

I would need to think about what phrase I could coin.

In the background some beautiful music has just started.

Here is a link.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwbWvGtaZGo

FannyCornforth Fri 30-Jul-21 11:43:52

Up until relatively recently, I misunderstood the saying, ‘flogging a dead horse’.
I thought that it meant trying to sell a deceased animal of the equine variety, as opposed to beating it.

FannyCornforth Fri 30-Jul-21 11:45:43

As in the TV program ‘Flog It!’
I can’t imagine that nice Paul Martin getting involved in either activity

Blossoming Fri 30-Jul-21 11:49:35

ElderlyPerson

Well, eight posts so far and no interest shown.

Yet maybe some people are looking but not posting.

Maybe someone will post and the thread will get going well.

I think this shows that something is very much expected, but people are just not interested.

FannyCornforth Fri 30-Jul-21 11:50:56

Instead of ‘kill two birds with one stone’, I say ‘feed two birds with one scone’.

Ailidh Fri 30-Jul-21 11:53:47

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig.

Tha mi Albannach ach bidh mi a' bruidhinn Beurla.

ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 12:06:02

FannyCornforth

Instead of ‘kill two birds with one stone’, I say ‘feed two birds with one scone’.

Excellent.

You don't have to fit in with violent sayings.

ElderlyPerson Fri 30-Jul-21 12:17:50

Ailidh

Tha mi ag ionnsachadh Gàidhlig.

Tha mi Albannach ach bidh mi a' bruidhinn Beurla.

Thank you.

As a result of your post I have found this video.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROoWGPsyzFg

So I have now learned some interesting things today as a result of this thread. Some things that I might not ever have learned otherwise.

MawBe Fri 30-Jul-21 12:43:59

ElderlyPerson

FannyCornforth

Instead of ‘kill two birds with one stone’, I say ‘feed two birds with one scone’.

Excellent.

You don't have to fit in with violent sayings.

As long you are not rhyming “scone” with “stone” 🥺🥺🥺