Off topic: Happy Translator's Day!
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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 19:59
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Sep 30, 2011

Just a short note to say Happy Translator's Day to all!

Happy Translator's Day!
Feliz Dia do Tradutor!
Felíz Día del Traductor!
Felice Giorno dei Traduttori!
Joyeux Jour des Traducteurs!
Glückliche Tag von Übersetzer!
Счастливый День переводчика!
Srečno prevajalca dan!
Diwrnod Hapus Cyfieithydd o!
Ημέρα ευτυχής μεταφραστή!

(Thanks Google Translate for supplying the last five - German, Russian, Slovenian, Welsh and Greek)


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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็Happy day Sep 30, 2011

Today is the most meaningful day in my profession. Expect all acknowledgement.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Not just today... Sep 30, 2011

In the orthodox religion, the feast of St. Jerome, patron saint of translators, is celibrated on June 15th. So we are in fact doubly blessed.

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Tom in London
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See here Sep 30, 2011

We have a special Jerome thread here:

http://www.proz.com/post/1814417#1814417


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RominaZ  Identity Verified
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My two cents Sep 30, 2011

Hi Paul,

Thanks for starting this thread! This is what I had prepared for this special day.



I'd like invite all our colleagues to post the message in their language as well!

¡Feliz día del traductor! (Spanish)


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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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Comment Sep 30, 2011

Dear Romina,

I liked your post - but just one thing, why is Spanish there twice? We have "Bon dia del traductor" and then "Feliz día del traductor". Maybe one is European Spanish and the other South American Spanish?

Please check my multilingual awareness - as I see it, the languages are (left side) German, Croatian, Spanish, Finnish and Arabic, (right) English, Portuguese, Spanish and Slovenian. Never heard of the last one.

PAUL


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Dear Paul Sep 30, 2011

The last language is bird-squeek, the mother tongue of the blue bird of happiness (who just pooped on your finished translation).

Best wishes

lindaellen


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Victor Dewsbery  Identity Verified
Germany
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twitterese? Sep 30, 2011

@Paul, the last line in Romina's picture gives the Twitter "hashtags" for translation. In the first one, #xl8, if you see the x as "trans" and read the rest out phonetically, you get the message. In the other one, #t9n, there are 9 letters between the t and n in translation, so you have to interpret it as t(plus 9 letters)n.
The hash symbol # is used on Twitter to tag messages. For example, in my Twitter reader I have a column which searches for messages containing the tag #xl8, and this acts like a subject filter, so that I see all messages with this tag (but not the thousands of other messages that pass through Twitter every minute).

On another point, you and Romina gave an opportunity to compare Google Translate with human translation. In the German version, Romina's human translation is far better. Google is sometimes better than that - it seems you caught it on a bad hair day.


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RominaZ  Identity Verified
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One is Catalan Sep 30, 2011

Paul Dixon wrote:

Dear Romina,

I liked your post - but just one thing, why is Spanish there twice? We have "Bon dia del traductor" and then "Feliz día del traductor". Maybe one is European Spanish and the other South American Spanish?


PAUL


No, "Bon dia del traductor" is Catalan. A colleague of mine provided the translation.

Romina


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RominaZ  Identity Verified
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Exactly, Victor! Sep 30, 2011

Hi Victor,

Victor Dewsbery wrote:

@Paul, the last line in Romina's picture gives the Twitter "hashtags" for translation. In the first one, #xl8, if you see the x as "trans" and read the rest out phonetically, you get the message. In the other one, #t9n, there are 9 letters between the t and n in translation, so you have to interpret it as t(plus 9 letters)n.
The hash symbol # is used on Twitter to tag messages. For example, in my Twitter reader I have a column which searches for messages containing the tag #xl8, and this acts like a subject filter, so that I see all messages with this tag (but not the thousands of other messages that pass through Twitter every minute).


Wow! You are very knowledgeable about Twitter stuff. Great job.

Romina


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Bon día Sep 30, 2011

Paul Dixon wrote:

Dear Romina,

I liked your post - but just one thing, why is Spanish there twice? We have "Bon dia del traductor" and then "Feliz día del traductor". Maybe one is European Spanish and the other South American Spanish?

Please check my multilingual awareness - as I see it, the languages are (left side) German, Croatian, Spanish, Finnish and Arabic, (right) English, Portuguese, Spanish and Slovenian. Never heard of the last one.

PAUL


Bon dia is Catalan, or Valenciano as people like to call it in my neck of the woods (Valencia, Spain). There is an ongoing Castilian vs Catalan polemic about education in Catalonia, fuelled even more today since the Catalan President said in Parliament that some Spanish speakers in Andalucia or Galicia are quite hard to understand for other Spanish speakers (which is true, but not a popular assertion in the communities concerned).


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mari pet  Identity Verified
Spain
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Czech, not Slovenian Sep 30, 2011

The penultimate in the right column is Czech, not slovenian. Just to be correct.

Happy Xl8or´s Day


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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Thanks Oct 1, 2011

To Maripet: Thanks for correcting me. Now I have learnt my first phrase in Czech!

In exchange, in Portuguese: Feliz Dia do Tradutor (that's fur-LEEZE DEE-ah do trad-oo-TAW) - it's still Translator's Day here in Brazil.

PAUL


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