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Translation Contest
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Replies: 21Last Post Aug. 13, 2009 2:19pm by 1i
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I don't know if there has been such contest before but here I go:

Translate this text correctly from Estonian to English and win points! Winner will be receiving points. The aim of this contest is to find out how fast and/or well one can learn a language without any assistance. And as you might realize, it's meant for serious foreign language fans who wish to test their abilities. Good luck!  

You can use these resources:
1. Table of Cases
2. Tables of Tenses
3. Dictionary

The text itself is here and I took time to choose a simple one with regular verbs. It's an anecdote.  


Mees hüppab langevarjuga ja hõljub aeglaselt maa poole.
Mööda lendab kotkas.
-Tervitus tantsijatele!
-Mis tantsija, ma olen langevarjur!
Kotkas:
-Hei mees, seal all on sellised kaktused, tantsuoskused tulevad hetkega!

Post edited at 5:59 am on Aug. 6, 2009 by MaryLin

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what makes you think someone wont use an online translator?

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Quote: from Vintorez at 3:59 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

what makes you think someone wont use an online translator?

It won't help, trust me. There are cases in my language. No online translator will translate a word with a case suffix.

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Quote: from Vintorez at 1:59 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

what makes you think someone wont use an online translator?
she's fluent in the language and hence will easily be able to tell if they did.

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Quote: from marshmellowman at 4:01 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

Quote: from Vintorez at 1:59 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

what makes you think someone wont use an online translator?
she's fluent in the language and hence will easily be able to tell if they did.

And this too.
And the fact that I haven't yet found anything like Babelfish which could translate Estonian.

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Quote: from MaryLin at 2:03 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

Quote: from marshmellowman at 4:01 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

Quote: from Vintorez at 1:59 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

what makes you think someone wont use an online translator?
she's fluent in the language and hence will easily be able to tell if they did.

And this too.  
And the fact that I haven't yet found anything like Babelfish which could translate Estonian.


Google translate does, it also translates Hungarian (which it couldn't before) I guess it's a new addition. Still nothing compared to being a native speaker obviously.

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Quote: from marshmellowman at 4:10 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

Quote: from MaryLin at 2:03 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

Quote: from marshmellowman at 4:01 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

Quote: from Vintorez at 1:59 pm on Aug. 6, 2009

what makes you think someone wont use an online translator?
she's fluent in the language and hence will easily be able to tell if they did.

 

 And this too.
 And the fact that I haven't yet found anything like Babelfish which could translate Estonian.


Google translate does, it also translates Hungarian (which it couldn't before) I guess it's a new addition. Still nothing compared to being a native speaker obviously.

Okay I tested it, and it again proved the fact that nothing you find online can translate words in cases.

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I'll try that tonight.

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Good.
Winner will be receiving 50 points!

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yeah i did this in about 90 minutes. hope i got it right.

Post edited at 1:27 am on Aug. 11, 2009 by 1i


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I'm sorry but your translation is not accurate enough.  

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darn it!!!!!

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It has to be accurate, that's the whole point.

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i know i'm just mad that i didn't get it right

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