Re: CHAT: Hello
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 29, 2001, 19:35|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Taliesin wrote:
> >* jesse stephen bangs said on 2001-04-26 22:48:23 +0200
> > > David Peterson sikayal:
> > >
> > > > To it's credit, though, The Hobbit (not any of the other of the
> > > > series) has apparently been translated into more languages than any
> > > > other text on the planet. I heard this in class. Can anyone verify
> > > > it?
> > >
> > > I've heard the same about _The Little Prince_, and I can't say which
> > > claim is more accurate.
> >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...