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Gila Monster

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« on: 11-17-2001 06:41 »
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I remember reading an episode capsule about "Space Pilot 3000" and there was a comment stating that in the 3000 New Year countdown the people in France use english for 7 (they say "seven"  wink and that kinda meant that french is a dead language.

I thought that was strange until I watched "A Clone of My Own" again where one of Prof's inventions was a Translator which translated "hello" into "bonjour" (prof. comments it tanslates only to forgotten dead language and says it's gibberish).

Now is french a really "dead" language?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 11-17-2001 06:50 »

I hope so, no offence.
Chump

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« Reply #2 on: 11-17-2001 09:22 »
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I know a decent amount of Fench, and its a pain to remember the verbs cause each one has 6 endings. I hope French is toast... mmm French Toast...   big grin

This is unrelated but funny:
Nixorbo

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« Reply #3 on: 11-17-2001 12:44 »
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If French is dead, how did Bender know hour to say "Bonjour" and "Je sui Napolean" in Cyberhouse?

Oh well,  whatcha gonna do?
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #4 on: 11-17-2001 14:06 »
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Could be there's just a few French phrases that've survived though nobody actually is fluent in it, and the professor got pissed off because the machine was using a language nobody knew anything about except for a handful of phrases. Not that he specifically called "bonjour" itself gibberish.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #5 on: 11-19-2001 11:31 »

I agree, I think everyone knows what "Carpe Diem" means even though they don't know Latin.
Gumbercules

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« Reply #6 on: 12-02-2001 05:06 »

I watched the "Clone of my Own" episode in French,
and the universal translator spoke in German.  In
the French version of the pilot, the people around
the Eiffel Tower are speaking French, and that's
also true in the German version of the pilot.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #7 on: 12-02-2001 05:29 »

Wecome to PEEL Gumbercules, beware of Nurdbot though.
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« Reply #8 on: 12-02-2001 09:13 »

Welcome to PEEL Gumbercules Beware of Randi,Otis and Horny Cream Pies
Kryten

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« Reply #9 on: 12-02-2001 13:39 »

 
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Originally posted by Gumbercules:
I watched the "Clone of my Own" episode in French,
and the universal translator spoke in German.  In
the French version of the pilot, the people around
the Eiffel Tower are speaking French, and that's
also true in the German version of the pilot.

Love the avatar.

Gumbercules

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« Reply #10 on: 12-02-2001 13:58 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 Love the avatar.

Okay, but Amy, just because I've got a really good body, it doesn't mean I'm a pig, okay?  (It just means I've got worms.)

Thanks for the welcome, everyone!
Just Chris

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« Reply #11 on: 12-02-2001 15:28 »

Welcome, Gumbercules! I've never seen how a translated episode gets changed, so reading that sounded interesting.
Slavon

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« Reply #12 on: 12-06-2001 07:50 »
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Welcome to the board of tomorrow, Gumbercules!

yeah, sometimes the translation in some episodes becomes very difficult. For example, the Bart Simpson's "Ay Carumba!" is translated in spanish as "Mosquis" (A word without meaning)
pygmee thomas

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« Reply #13 on: 12-06-2001 11:56 »

well in norwegian they have lots of wrong translations like they translate somethings into newnorwegian that only 12 present of the population speaks refer too www.kfnf.cjb.net  and click on newnorwegian (nynorsk)

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Teral

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« Reply #14 on: 12-06-2001 16:07 »

Welcome to PEEL pygmee thomas. Enjoy it here.

The ultimate irony regarding the demise of the french language is, ofcourse, the fact that France is one of the most zealous countries when it comes to "protect" it's language from american influence. At one point there was a lot of talk about a law regarding this. I don't remember whether it was passed though.
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« Reply #15 on: 12-06-2001 16:16 »

They also bumrush McDonalds just because it's an american chain that's supposedly killing their national cuisine with hamburgers.
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« Reply #16 on: 12-07-2001 03:15 »

Welcome to PEEL Pygmee thomas bewhere of Randi and Horney cream pie's
Tor

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« Reply #17 on: 12-07-2001 08:23 »

 
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Originally posted by pygmee thomas:
well in norwegian they have lots of wrong translations like they translate somethings into newnorwegian that only 12 present of the population speaks refer too www.kfnf.cjb.net  and click on newnorwegian (nynorsk)
Ignore that unless you understand Norwegian

         
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« Reply #18 on: 12-07-2001 11:17 »

LOL! French is always the first to go in sci-fi  big grin probably because they kick up such a fuss about the 'youth' using English phrases. Comedy writers can smell fear you know...
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #19 on: 12-07-2001 13:34 »

Maybe I'm just a foolish American with a "melting pot" mentality. But who cares if a language loses popularity, in favor of a more common one? That just means everyone will understand more people. And if the population wants to eat McDonald's, I think it's goofy not to let them. I nderstand it's how they identify themselves, and part of their heritage and all... but why force people to do it? Those who want to retain that heritage personally, will. But it sucks for everyone else.
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« Reply #20 on: 12-07-2001 13:41 »

You should see the Welsh cling on to their long dead language  wink
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« Reply #21 on: 12-07-2001 15:14 »

Red Dwarf Quote:

RIMMER:  "Open communication channels, Lister.  Broadcast on all known frequencies and in all known  languages...including Welsh."

I'd rather learn Welsh than French though  tongue
Sweet Clyde

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« Reply #22 on: 12-07-2001 19:56 »

lol... I always forget that that show was once funny.
benderrodriguez

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« Reply #23 on: 12-19-2001 15:53 »

damn those frenchies.  just a bunch of cheese-eatin' surrender monkeys.
Teral

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« Reply #24 on: 12-19-2001 16:58 »

Well, you know how unpredictable the French are. One minute they're kissing a woman's hand, the next they're chopping of her head.
Just Chris

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« Reply #25 on: 01-03-2002 01:37 »

Yes, and the only other country that uses French is Canada. CANADA! They're the only excuse to putting 'Francais' as an optional language for services.
Chump

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« Reply #26 on: 01-03-2002 11:29 »
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Hey I'm Canadian, and I find that offencive. Canada has the largest French population never to surrender to the Nazi's...    tongue
The reason we have french as a language is because Quebec is a very large portion of our land, and has a rather large population.
If people want to speak in other languages, thats fine with me. http://www.funkypages.com/proud_canada
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« Reply #27 on: 01-03-2002 12:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
Hey I'm Canadian, and I find that offencive. Canada has the largest French population never to surrender to the Nazi's...     tongue
The reason we have french as a language is because Quebec is a very large portion of our land, and has a rather large population.

I'm also Canadian and speak a bit of French as well as being fluent in English.  Having said that, I can hardly wait for the fall of the French Language (I'm hoping it happens no later than 2008).  The only reason Quebec didn't surrender to the Nazis is that the Nazis couldn't get within an oceans distance of them.

Bender's use of French in "Insane in the Mainframe" was brilliant.  He played Napolean beautifully, but with a southern drawl - "Bonjour, Y'all" - too funny.

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« Reply #28 on: 01-03-2002 14:49 »

is also a curiosity that spanish (latin spanish) is the second languaje spoken in Futurama , Bender`s "Vamonos!", "Si"..

no, wait, there is two whole Phrass in chinesse in "Amazon women on the mood" and Amy say something in chinesse in "The series has landed" i guess....

                 
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Kryten

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« Reply #29 on: 01-03-2002 19:33 »

Bender's Mexican, so naturally he'd speak Spanish, right?

slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #30 on: 01-11-2002 12:11 »

He's just hecho en mexico  smile doesn't mean he speaks spanish
aslate

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« Reply #31 on: 01-12-2002 18:17 »

If he can speak chinese and penguin he can probably speak spanish. and i also want the fall of the french language, in our school we HAVE to learn french and HAVE to do one modern language for GCSE
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #32 on: 01-17-2002 15:23 »

aslate, i'ld say 'take german instead', but that's probably even worse...  wink

i hope that the french language will be gone in the future (french's my first foreign language. damn french.), it's something we could all look forward to.
i don't mean with that the frenchs suck or something, it's just their language that sucks, mostly because it's so fecking complicated (like german) and i'm not a native speaker (unlike german).
aslate

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« Reply #33 on: 01-17-2002 17:02 »

I did forget to mention that i am going to take the German option instead, i can say so much more in German than French, its just so easy compared to French!
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« Reply #34 on: 01-18-2002 14:07 »

it is? i thought it would be as complicated. but good choice, you can curse so much better in german.
if you don't know any good swear words or phrases yet, i'm often in #futuramachat. go ask me.  wink  big grin
aslate

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« Reply #35 on: 01-18-2002 14:14 »

Hmmm, i wonder how many of the 'different' German words our teacher knows... Maybe you could e-mail a list instead?
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #36 on: 01-18-2002 14:16 »

i can. should i?
and i can include translations too...
aslate

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« Reply #37 on: 01-18-2002 14:30 »

well, translations are normally useful, especially if u shout them out during class
aslate

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« Reply #38 on: 01-18-2002 15:05 »

Thanks for that, and my teacher can take a joke, but i'm not sure how many...
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #39 on: 01-19-2002 06:42 »

tell him that words like scheisse or verdammt are rather normal. everybody can use it without being looked at. but especially the longer curses need a good reason to be used...  wink

and an appendix:
hure (whore) is used by the turkish minority for male persons too. and it's a kind of a metaphor for 'hello'. instead of saying hello they insult each other. makes you think...  tongue  wink
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