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Forum: Quotable Quotes 04-22-2004, 04:51 AM
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Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
Spot on. Over to you. As for Dinaan, I once...

Spot on. Over to you.

As for Dinaan, I once read the phrase 'as dead as Dinaan's cat' in a book by Jack Vance. In context it meant something quite dead. According to Google (the final word in...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 04-22-2004, 04:13 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
Well! I thought this thread was as dead as...

Well! I thought this thread was as dead as Dinaan's cat. I was actually thinking of trying to put the quote into French to generate some interest.

Your guess is not too bad actually. It is from...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 04-05-2004, 12:19 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
Quotes in other languages II

According to LePetitChox, the rules for this game are to find a quote and translate it literally into another language. That is, not just selecting a quote from, say, the German translation, but to...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-31-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,520
Posted By Althern
IQ and other such tests use 'meaningful' labels...

IQ and other such tests use 'meaningful' labels to represent objects or parameters for just this reason, to penalise people for introducing information outside the scope of the problem. Whoever does...
Forum: The Books 03-30-2004, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,179
Posted By Althern
As you say, Tolkien’s dislike of allegory is well...

As you say, Tolkien’s dislike of allegory is well known; this was stated in the letter included at the beginning of the Silmarillion. In the same letter, he went on to say that any attempt to...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-30-2004, 05:03 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
Your arabic, pidgin or not, made little...

Your arabic, pidgin or not, made little difference. The only things I managed to translate were anna/ana = I, me; haza = this; sabaha/sabahi = morning. The rest was pure guesswork. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-30-2004, 02:45 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
I searched for arabic dictionaries that took...

I searched for arabic dictionaries that took latin transliteration as input, but without success. I searched for transliteration guides so I could write in arabic to use the standard dictionaries,...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-26-2004, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,520
Posted By Althern
Yes, but they are just labels. Which could have...

Yes, but they are just labels. Which could have easily been x,y and z or tanterly, wespkin and venkma. Curious that they chose these labels, but not especially.
Forum: The Books 03-24-2004, 10:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,179
Posted By Althern
This argument implies that you completely...

This argument implies that you completely discount the importance of self imposed limits. These limits, otherwise known as principles or morals, have a greater affect on human behaviour than any...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-23-2004, 06:43 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
6 minutes! I see I am going to have to dust off...

6 minutes! I see I am going to have to dust off some very rusty Japanese or think of some serious agglutination to stay interesting. You are right of course, on both counts. Tünde is elf (with...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-23-2004, 06:32 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
I'm still limited by what I can translate into,...

I'm still limited by what I can translate into, so more of the same unfortunately:

Clues: talán = maybe, csizma = boot
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-23-2004, 06:03 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
Time for a guess: Bilbo to Gandalf

Time for a guess: Bilbo to Gandalf
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-22-2004, 03:50 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
Too easy, I see. Please proceed.

Too easy, I see. Please proceed.
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-22-2004, 03:35 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
This is the Georgian lexicon...

This is the Georgian lexicon (http://sisauri.tripod.com/lexicon/INDEX3.htm) that I found by following the links from yourDictionary.com

As Hungarian and English are the only languages that I feel...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-22-2004, 02:09 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
I think this is Gandalf again: (I found an...

I think this is Gandalf again:
(I found an online Georgian lexicon, and a description of the grammar, but it was the fonts that defeated me in the end. So, I had to guess.)

From the grammar: ...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-18-2004, 01:12 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
You are, of course, spot on. Excellent work. ...

You are, of course, spot on. Excellent work. The floor is yours.

The dictionary is a problem. As you saw, it is of limited use unless you know the grammar enough to recognise the stems or get...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-18-2004, 10:27 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
That's the default setting of the dictionary. At...

That's the default setting of the dictionary. At the top of the page is a little arrow that shows the direction of the translation. If you click on this, it will change direction, and you can...
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-18-2004, 10:08 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
Yes, it is Hungarian. The quote is from RoTK...

Yes, it is Hungarian. The quote is from RoTK (and you can find an online dictionary here (http://dict.sztaki.hu/english-hungarian)).
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-18-2004, 01:48 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
Since I am new, I have chosen something...

Since I am new, I have chosen something ridiculously easy, but in a somewhat less well known language.
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-18-2004, 01:25 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
Beorn to Thorin's company: (I needed the...

Beorn to Thorin's company:

(I needed the clues though... I am far too LoTR-centric)
Forum: Quotable Quotes 03-17-2004, 05:57 AM
Replies: 834
Views: 138,361
Posted By Althern
I think I am in the same place as Guinevere; the...

I think I am in the same place as Guinevere; the translation was no problem, but trying to think of dialogue that relates to strongholds (plural?) in the north is proving somewhat troublesome. ...
Forum: The Movies 03-12-2004, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,273
Posted By Althern
My favourite item that may just fall within the...

My favourite item that may just fall within the 'bits and pieces' category is Theoden at the battle of Pelannor. He has just driven off the orcs (with his men, of course), and hears the horns of the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 03-12-2004, 02:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,608
Posted By Althern
Narvi was a dwarf who made the gates ("I, Narvi,...

Narvi was a dwarf who made the gates ("I, Narvi, made them"). Celebrimbor merely "drew these signs", in reference to the elvish script.
Forum: The Movies 03-09-2004, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,782
Posted By Althern
There is an excellent book to movie FAQ for each...

There is an excellent book to movie FAQ for each of the movies on the front page of the Encyclopedia of Arda (http://www.glyphweb.com/arda/default.htm), under the heading Movie-Goer's Guide.
Forum: The Books 03-04-2004, 01:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,221
Posted By Althern
To reiterate, I said that Glorfindel said...

To reiterate, I said that Glorfindel said something like "this wound is beyond my skill to heal". From this I inferred that Glorfindel had the skill of healing. A talent which he possessed at the...
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