Re: CHAT: Hello
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 29, 2001, 20:28|
taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> * Andreas Johansson said on 2001-04-29 21:49:15 +0200
> > Robert Hailman wrote:
> > > Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > > > Taliesin wrote:
> > > > > The UN declaration of human rights is translated to the
> > > > > languages of all the member nations, + quite a few minority
> > > > > languages so this might be the winner?
> > > >
> > > > The UN only have 200ish member states, and most of those only
> > > > have one or two official languages, and quite a few languages or
> > > > of course official in several countries (Spanish, English, Arabic
> > > > etc, and even Swedish!). So, unless it's been translated to a
> > > > truly huge number of minority languages I think not.
> > >
> > > According to the website, it's translated into 326, 322 of which
> > > are available. The Guiness World Records website says it holds the
> > > record with 321, so...
> > I thought the bible was translated into like a thousand languages?
> As mentioned earlier in the thread (or was it a different thread?),
> *which bible*, and *which parts of it*? There are several conflicting
> versions you know. Even the good old Babel-text is different, just
> compare a dozen versions or so... The human rights declaration is
> supposed to mean the same in all languages it is translated to.
Indeed. There are many different Bibles out there, even just within
English. Also, according to the Guiness World Records site, to hold that
record the figure has to be confirmed by three independant sources,
which is probably another place where you could have trouble with the