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Re: Translations: work slogans (was Re: Which language is this? (once again))

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Sunday, February 5, 2006, 13:23
On 2/4/06, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:

> I suggest a translation challenge for maybe a selection of those > work-oriented slogans. I'd like to invite you to translate the following > into your conlangs: > > Discover life. (I don't know whether this was originally work-oriented,
In gzb: zunq kax-i tru-zox mwe. life ATT-at find-V.ACT IMP Toki Pona: o lukin e ali! (Could also mean "look at everything!") Volapük: Letuvolöd lifi! Le-tuv-ol-öd lif-i! AUG-find-2-IMP life-ACC
> None of us is a strong as all of us. (Based on the original, I'd suggest a > more or less culturally suitable thematic translation rather that a tight > word-for-word attempt)
In gzb, fairly literal: kix'hxu-van saxm-box kq-tq-mq muw-i max bax-box strong-V.STATE same-ADJ 1-2-3 subset-at person zero-ADJ txe kq-tq-mq pen miq-i. COMP 1-2-3 all TOP-at gzb forms "we" pronouns by compounding first-person with second and/or third person pronouns. Toki Pona: jan wan li wawa lili. mi mute ali li wawa mute. person one VERB strong little. 1P many all VERB strong much. I'm not sure offhand how to do comparatives in Volapük.
> I don't know, I only work here. (If you don't use this at least once a > day, you're not trying hard enough)
gzb: ce miq-i kun-van henx. tyn koq i dxurm-zox zqoqnx. this TOP-at know-v.STATE not. place this at work-V.ACT merely Toki Pona: mi sona ala. mi pali taso lon ma ni. I know not. I work only at place this. Volapük: No sevob. Vobob te is. not know-1. work-1 only here. -- Jim Henry