Internet giant YouTube in Scots subtitles translation farce

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Local time: 18:04
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Different dialects? Mar 11, 2013

Hmm. The definition of dialects is always contentious, but isn’t even the idea of a uniform "American English" somewhat problematic?


Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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Pollokshaws Mar 11, 2013

The name of the district in question could have given rise to something much more likely to raise a laugh surely!


neilmac  Identity Verified
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Says it all, really Mar 12, 2013

Er... "machine-generated text "... I rest my case, m'lud.

I already have enough trouble myself getting Dragon to recognise my Scots vowels and confusing things like "found/phoned" and "or/are"...

[Edited at 2013-03-12 10:18 GMT]


Fiona Gonçalves  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:04
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Which just reminded me of... Mar 14, 2013

...this wonderful youtube video:


Ambrose Li  Identity Verified
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Not news Mar 17, 2013

Their automatic English subtitles are often very wrong. Of course it can’t get Scots…


Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
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Local time: 17:04
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Pity... Mar 17, 2013

Fiona Gonçalves wrote:

...this wonderful youtube video:

...not viewable in England (Scotland too?)icon_frown.gif


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