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Reading Pratchett: Witches Abroad - 27th Aug 2020
stormypetrel
Saint? I typed ‘said’!
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

I wonder if other nationalities understand the 'Brits Abroad' references in the book (the one we're supposed to be discussing) like the Pidgin French and the food thing.

Following on from that, I wonder how many other languages the Discworld books have been translated into, and how much has been lost in translation?

When I was at university (in Jerusalem), I amused myself by attempting to translate Hitchhikers Guide into Hebrew. The Vogon poetry was surprisingly easy, but I came unstuck with phrases like 'Amazingly amazing', for which I could find no translation.
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Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

Saint? I typed ‘said’!

I love the idea of Saint Pidgin!
I hereby delcare 27th August to be Saint Pidgin's Day.
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M1795537 OC Virn
stormypetrel wrote:

We’re not really discussing Pratchett, are we? More life and the universe...

But I bet other nationalities who’ve been on the receiving end of saint pidgin French etc recognise it!


Well then the answer is 42.
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
Travisina wrote:

stormypetrel wrote:

Saint? I typed ‘said’!

I love the idea of Saint Pidgin!
I hereby delcare 27th August to be Saint Pidgin's Day.

GrinGrin
 
M1795537 OC Virn
My brother had to do a lot of his work in Pidgin. Apparently a piano is a 'you hit him, he cry' in Papua New Guinea. A difficult language to be specific in - a 'stick' could mean anything from a match to a telegraph pole. But well done for trying, Jackie!
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

My brother had to do a lot of his work in Pidgin. Apparently a piano is a 'you hit him, he cry' in Papua New Guinea. A difficult language to be specific in - a 'stick' could mean anything from a match to a telegraph pole. But well done for trying, Jackie!

I like the piano! Although that could equally describe the boy in my class at school who called my dog ugly...
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

My brother had to do a lot of his work in Pidgin. Apparently a piano is a 'you hit him, he cry' in Papua New Guinea. A difficult language to be specific in - a 'stick' could mean anything from a match to a telegraph pole. But well done for trying, Jackie!

Thank you! Grin
It was a lot of fun, even though I didn't actually get anywhere.

One of the most impressive things I've seen is Shakespeare translated into Hebrew, where not only does the translation work, it kept the iambic pentameter.
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Travisina
stormypetrel wrote:

M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

My brother had to do a lot of his work in Pidgin. Apparently a piano is a 'you hit him, he cry' in Papua New Guinea. A difficult language to be specific in - a 'stick' could mean anything from a match to a telegraph pole. But well done for trying, Jackie!

I like the piano! Although that could equally describe the boy in my class at school who called my dog ugly...

GrinGrin
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Travisina
Okay, peeps - I need to sign off now.

I may post more comments on this thread once I finish the book. Any suggestions for our next one?
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stormypetrel
Yes, I’ve got stuff to finish off too. Dunno about the next one. One of you choose. I picked this time.
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Anyway, back to Pratchett..... what did we think of the story as a whole ( given that you haven't finished it yet)?
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
M1795537 OC Virn
Maybe next time. Do we need a next time? Or is life getting too busy for these evening chats?
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Anyway, back to Pratchett..... what did we think of the story as a whole ( given that you haven't finished it yet)?


So far, I'm liking it. I'll come back to this thread in a couple of days, once I finish the whole thing.
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stormypetrel
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Anyway, back to Pratchett..... what did we think of the story as a whole ( given that you haven't finished it yet)?

Not bad.
 
M1795537 OC Virn
I'll take that as a definite 'maybe'. We're leaving it to you, Jackie!
You're not sulking, I hope?
 
Travisina
M1795537 OC Virn wrote:

Maybe next time. Do we need a next time? Or is life getting too busy for these evening chats?

I'd like a next time, if you're up for it? I enjoy these chats.

Would Virny like to suggest the next book?
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stormypetrel
Yes, let’s have a next time. If it’s all right with you two.
 
Travisina
Okay, we're having a next time... how's 17th September?
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Travisina
Ooh, I seem to be alone...

In that case, I unilaterally decree that Next Time shall be 17th September, and in the absence of any other suggestions, I fancy a return to the City Watch.

Are you both okay for 'Men At Arms'?
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