War Elephant. Burmese-Siamese Wars.

French translation: éléphant de guerre, guerres birmano-siamoises

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English term or phrase:War Elephant. Burmese-Siamese Wars.
French translation:éléphant de guerre, guerres birmano-siamoises
Entered by: FX Fraipont

21:40 Nov 26, 2018
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting / painted miniature
English term or phrase: War Elephant. Burmese-Siamese Wars.
This is the name of a painted miniature.

Thank you very much for your help!
Mikhail Kropotov
Russian Federation
Local time: 08:16
éléphant de guerre, guerres birmano-siamoises
Explanation:
"Éléphant de guerre — Wikipédia
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Éléphant_de_guerre
Les éléphants de guerre ou éléphants de combat ont été une arme importante, bien que peu ..... Les éléphants sont utilisés dans les guerres opposant les Wu aux Chu au VI e ... Près de 4 000 éléphants birmans périront pendant le conflit."

"Une histoire anarchiste des hautes terres d'Asie du Sud-Est Zomia ou l ...
https://lavoiedujaguar.net/Une-histoire-anarchiste-des-haute...
- ... raconte l'histoire de ce peuple déraciné vers la fin du XVIII e siècle pendant les guerres birmano-siamoises, pourchassé aujourd'hui encore ..."

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Note added at 18 hrs (2018-11-27 15:47:20 GMT)
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birmano-siamoise is an adjective, hence no capitals.

so "Éléphant de guerre, guerres birmano-siamoises"


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Note added at 23 hrs (2018-11-27 21:02:27 GMT)
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No - it is an "éléphant de guerre", which means an elephant used as a weapon in an army, and "guerres birmano-siamoise" is the period in time.
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FX Fraipont
Belgium
Local time: 07:16
Grading comment
Merci beaucoup!
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4 +2éléphant de guerre, guerres birmano-siamoises
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10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
war elephant. burmese-siamese wars.
éléphant de guerre, guerres birmano-siamoises


Explanation:
"Éléphant de guerre — Wikipédia
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Éléphant_de_guerre
Les éléphants de guerre ou éléphants de combat ont été une arme importante, bien que peu ..... Les éléphants sont utilisés dans les guerres opposant les Wu aux Chu au VI e ... Près de 4 000 éléphants birmans périront pendant le conflit."

"Une histoire anarchiste des hautes terres d'Asie du Sud-Est Zomia ou l ...
https://lavoiedujaguar.net/Une-histoire-anarchiste-des-haute...
- ... raconte l'histoire de ce peuple déraciné vers la fin du XVIII e siècle pendant les guerres birmano-siamoises, pourchassé aujourd'hui encore ..."

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Note added at 18 hrs (2018-11-27 15:47:20 GMT)
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birmano-siamoise is an adjective, hence no capitals.

so "Éléphant de guerre, guerres birmano-siamoises"


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Note added at 23 hrs (2018-11-27 21:02:27 GMT)
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No - it is an "éléphant de guerre", which means an elephant used as a weapon in an army, and "guerres birmano-siamoise" is the period in time.

FX Fraipont
Belgium
Local time: 07:16
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 194
Grading comment
Merci beaucoup!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you for your help! Is there a reason to keep all words lower-case?

Asker: Would it be possible/better to say, "Éléphant de guerre birmano-siamoises"? To avoid repetition? (Sorry if I got the ending wrong -- I do not speak French!)


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M
55 mins

agree  Alexandra Charpentier
6 hrs

neutral  writeaway: but keep the (official) French name too, since this is just an unofficial literal translation of the original name
11 hrs
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