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Word-Count from Germanic into Slavonic languages
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Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:03
Flemish to English
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May 14, 2003

How many words do you need on an average to translate a Germanic (German, Dutch, English) language into a Slavonic (Polish, Russian,...) language?

Would be grateful if anybody could answer this question and give an answer to the same question for translations from a Germanic language into Finnish and Hungarian.



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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 07:03
Member (2003)
English to Latvian
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Germanic>Slavic May 14, 2003

In Slavic languages there wil considerably LESS words. In English/German in the same text there will be up to 25% - 35 % more words.

In character count the difference, though will be only about 10%- less characters in Slavic.

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[ This Message was edited by: uldis on 2003-05-14 17:13]


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Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:03
German to Polish
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You will need May 15, 2003

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On 2003-05-14 17:11, uldis wrote:

In Slavic languages there wil considerably LESS words. In English/German in the same text there will be up to 25% - 35 % more words.

In character count the difference, though will be only about 10%- less characters in Slavic.

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[ This Message was edited by: uldis on 2003-05-14 17:13]





from English into Polish at least +15% words, from German into Polish about + 5 - 10% words. This should be applicable for Russian, too.



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Andrzej

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Evelina Mineva  Identity Verified
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Greek (Ancient) to Bulgarian
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A small correction May 15, 2003

We usually use the term \" Slavonic\" only for the medieaval Slavic language, for the modern languages: Polish, Russian, Serbian etc., we say \" Slavic languages\".

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