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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: February 7th, 2009, 9:47 am 
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Many thanks for this Liis.
I think I will COPY it to other places, to make sure it is seen by all :D


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: February 7th, 2009, 10:37 am 
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Liis wrote:
Google Translator http://translate.google.com/?hl=en seems to going from bad to worse :protest: , at least for Estonian, instead of learning better.
In AllyKass' "translation test" a curious thing is that if you just change the capital K in Kaunistagem to a common k, it recognizes that the word means something like decorate, make beautiful ... Instead of strangle ...
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Hmmm - UNP: didn't you have a post after this one? about off translations? or am I even seeing imagined posts :shock: ??

Sorry for perplexing you. As often happens, I posted it first and read carefully later. While reading, I recalled that this site was also meant for the entire family and decided to censor it out because not all parents might want their children to see the kind of language used there once too often. (Strictly for seasoned linguists, the site's name is something like blahblahfish if I remember right.)

By way of compensation (This picture is not mine, it has an author.)
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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: February 7th, 2009, 10:54 am 
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How sensible unp!
And you always find such an extraordinary pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: February 7th, 2009, 8:46 pm 
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Liis wrote:
On LK's main page today is a call for 2009 Nature Year Photo competition , and the beautiful photo that won last year's competition, Ants Tammik's "Journey's End". If the photo might seem sad and maybe upsetting, that is why it is there. The photographer was then just 18.
The competition has four main theme categories, three should be photographs from Estonia, the fourth - new for the year - is Nature in the world.

I would love to send this information to a couple of non-Estonian photographers that I know (in the cyber sense of the word). Hopefully the instructions will be posted in English.

and thank you, Liis, for the note about what the posted picture is about. It is a very profound photo and not one that we might have expected to be chosen.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
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Bociany, and others who might be interested -
I can do a rough translation of the competition rules but I hope the organizers, Looduse Omnibuss & Nordea Bank, themselves have one. Meanwhile, here are links to the best photos for 2008, http://www.looduseomnibuss.ee/?page=37 or http://www.ilm.ee/index.php?44439, texts in Estonian, but pictures should after all be a common language!
Photos must have been received on March 16th at the latest, and winners will be announced on April 19th. A competitor may submit up to 15 photos.
I read a bit too quickly this morning, to give an explanation to the photo that might be upsetting: 4 categories are for children and young people, for adults there are some more, A - F, + G, World Nature or Nature in the world. Photos in all categories have to be photographed in Estonia, except 4L and 4N (children and young people) and G (all ages), these - 4L, 4N, G - are for the World Nature theme.
Last year nearly 800 people participated with about 7000 photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: February 9th, 2009, 6:21 am 
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thank you, Liis, for the additional information. I also hope the sponsors will provide the requirements in English (that is too much for you to do!)


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: February 24th, 2009, 1:49 pm 
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Just a reminder to all, that Laaly has volunteered to do Estonian - English translations. If you see something in Estonia and don't know what it means (how often does that happen? :innocent: )
ask Laaly about it!

Liis does a fantastic job but she is probably working overtime, and the pay here, is awful!


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PostPosted: March 12th, 2009, 10:39 am 
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LK articles are pelting down like the Saaremaa snowstorm on Monday.
Queuing up for translation & getting on to English page at the moment (12th March):
eagle's first egg (congratulations!); seal births still on; eagle nest life (video link; exemplary husband brings food); morning boar parade on eagle cam (video link; must be among top 10 of all cam videos ever!); about ravens' playactings (no, not dead, just playing, in pic); winter eagle cam closed (Renno's very nice summing-up of season; estimated 40-50 individual eagles visiting, 1+ ton of game meat served up); rival in eagle nest (sent packing; video link); black woodpecker morning (sound link); eagle nest home decorations (video link); stones on seal cam shore (disputed geological origins; fascinating but stony goings for translation :mrgreen: ); willows; 5 days to photo competition deadline.
All for the moment - I think.
No URLs here, will leave it to you to pair off comments & Estonian texts :mrgreen:

PS. take a look at the 13, 11, 9 etc days photo competition call photos - wonderful, funny, beautiful, witty, clever... titles, make the photos even better; not always translatable - but have a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: March 30th, 2009, 9:39 pm 
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I would like to volunteer for translating as well. :hi:


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2009, 10:24 pm 
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Demna wrote:
I would like to volunteer for translating as well. :hi:

Welcome! :wave:
I am sure administrators are rushing in to recruit you!


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2009, 10:38 pm 
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Liis wrote:
LK articles are pelting down like the Saaremaa snowstorm on Monday.


Demna wrote:
I would like to volunteer for translating as well.


Wonderful! So, Liis, will you share?


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bociany wrote:
Demna wrote:
I would like to volunteer for translating as well.


Wonderful! So, Liis, will you share?

Oh yes, please, with all my heart - all the broods, fissipeds, liverworts, quagmires and whatever else to come!


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PostPosted: March 30th, 2009, 11:10 pm 
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I can't wait. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
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I do not know if this will be of any help, but I bet it is interesting for us native English speakers.

http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/sayindex.htm

It is an long alphabetical listing of sayings -- idioms -- which might be helpful when reading English as some of our sayings seem pretty odd. Well, when we use them they seem logical, but if we stop to think what that string of words literally means, they are odd.


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: July 4th, 2009, 7:27 am 
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Thank you Alice44, it´s very useful site.

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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: July 26th, 2009, 7:05 am 
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Hello dear friends of Looduskalender,

the German translation team :gathering: is searching for assistance. We translate the English scripts to German.
If you know English well (better than a translation machine), you are welcome. :wave:
We also discuss translation-problems to improve our English knowledge.
You are interested? Contact me per PM and I`ll explain the procedure.

Have a nice day and fun with Loodkuskalender,
regards from Knallfroesch :peek:


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: August 12th, 2010, 8:15 pm 
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Liis, I think your translations on the English page are wonderful. You have a definite style - it is very friendly. Your translations, along with the stunning photographs, make the looduskalender.ee site one of the best on the internet, as far as I am concerned. Well done!! :bow:

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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: August 13th, 2010, 12:25 pm 
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:bow: :bow: Thank you so much! :blush:
I am so happy that at least some of the style and soul of Looduskalender and its authors gets across the language barriers. I can only wish that you could read them in Estonian!


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: August 13th, 2010, 2:46 pm 
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Liis wrote:
:bow: :bow: Thank you so much! :blush:
I am so happy that at least some of the style and soul of Looduskalender and its authors gets across the language barriers. I can only wish that you could read them in Estonian!

Yes, Liis - terrific translations! :2thumbsup:


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 Post subject: Re: Help Wanted With Translations
PostPosted: August 14th, 2010, 8:54 pm 
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Thank you, both of you!
But once more, it is truly the idea, concept and style of Looduskalender that sets the level.
And in the forums, the administrators - especially thank you, Jo, for intelligent, skilful, gentle and if needed, firm managing of us all.
Since praise is being ladled out - the German translations are top class. (the texts and the translators both deserve a direct Estonian/German route ... however that could be managed)


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