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Re: Interesting Babelfish translation

From:Joseph Bridwell <darkmoonman@...>
Date:Thursday, June 9, 2005, 17:15
> >> "Otto Eckmann" translates into "petrol hitting a corner man"?? > > > >Well, /das Otto/ is sometimes used for /der Ottomotor/ which is a > >direct injection piston engine - single stroke, two stroke, etc. - > >and /das Eck/ does mean "corner".
IIRC, in English we tend not to translate family names into their components - my example prior to this was a list of Marion Zimmer- Bradley's books wherein the author's name came out as "Marion Room Bradley". No one here (USA) calls me "He-adds Dweller-by-river".