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Jobsrobertsharpii 01.10.2012 11:21

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by SuisseRomand (Post 1676842)
I don't know, I'm in the French part....

At the time of the original trilogy, the translators had (in France) the obligation to translate in french the names of the characters, which was quite *strange* sometimes...

My mistake. :msnblush: My thoughts were that, with the way Yoda speaks in English, would he sound more "normal" (in a grammatical sense) in another language, such as German or French?

SuisseRomand 01.10.2012 11:37

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
even in French, Yoda speaks strangely ...

TidakApa 01.10.2012 11:49

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by Laertes (Post 1676830)
Why would you transalte Han Solo? Han is not actully an English name is it? And Solo is as much English as it is German.

The Force was actually translated to "die Macht".

...... you must be fun at parties

slammer 01.10.2012 11:53

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SuisseRomand (Post 1676842)
I don't know, I'm in the French part....

At the time of the original trilogy, the translators had (in France) the obligation to translate in french the names of the characters, which was quite *strange* sometimes...

Nope Yoda screws up German grammar as well. The names of the characters was not translated, just spoken with a German slant.

PaddyG 01.10.2012 12:42

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by slammer (Post 1677369)
Nope Yoda screws up German grammar as well. The names of the characters was not translated, just spoken with a German slant.

Wouldn't Han Solo simply become Hans-Ueli?

Jobsrobertsharpii 01.10.2012 12:43

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
And how do you translate a title, like Grand Moff?

slammer 01.10.2012 12:48

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1677421)
Wouldn't Han Solo simply become Hans-Ueli?

Wait, wait, just need to recompute Starwars into a Swiss context...
...!
...!
Does not really compute. however some may see Bern as Corusant, home of the evil empire, Appenzell could be the boonies in Tatooine and the Feierabend rally, Zürich north ring, as a pod race.

PaddyG 01.10.2012 13:18

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by Jobsrobertsharpii (Post 1677422)
And how do you translate a title, like Grand Moff?

Grosse Fotze?


:cool:

amogles 01.10.2012 14:04

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
This thread is for people who don't have the DVDs.

Chemmie 01.10.2012 14:18

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by amogles (Post 1677519)
This thread is for people who don't have the DVDs.

but what if you want to experience Han shooting first in a different language?

k_and_e 01.10.2012 14:50

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by slammer (Post 1677424)
Wait, wait, just need to recompute Starwars into a Swiss context...
...!
...!
Does not really compute. however some may see Bern as Corusant, home of the evil empire, Appenzell could be the boonies in Tatooine and the Feierabend rally, Zürich north ring, as a pod race.

Wouldn't the EU be a better option for the Evil Empire?

amogles 01.10.2012 14:52

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 1677564)
Wouldn't the EU be a better option for the Evil Empire?

Billag man = bounty hunter?

Assassin 01.10.2012 15:01

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
The movie is in two languages: English and Wookiee, your ignorance of the latter is now a matter of public fact.

Swiss Cheddar 01.10.2012 15:16

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by Chemmie (Post 1677531)
but what if you want to experience Han shooting first in a different language?


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CD9qzxl8sX...ot%2BFirst.jpg

cheers
SC

Jobsrobertsharpii 01.10.2012 15:43

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amogles (Post 1677565)
Billag man = Greedo

I like that better

Jobsrobertsharpii 01.10.2012 15:44

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Assassin (Post 1677574)
The movie is in two languages: English and Wookiee, your ignorance of the latter is now a matter of public fact.

You forgot droid...

Chemmie 01.10.2012 15:50

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amogles (Post 1677565)
Billag man = Greedo?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jobsrobertsharpii (Post 1677604)
I like that better

Soong peetch alay. Mala trom pee chock makacheesa. Billag wah ning chee kosthpa murishani tytung we wanya yoskhah. Ha, ha, ha. Chas kee nyowyee koo chooskoo.


(rough translation: It's too late. You should have paid when you had the chance. Billag's put a price on your head so large, every bounty hunter in the galaxy will be looking for you. Ha, ha, ha. I'm lucky I found you first.)

nerd out.

Assassin 01.10.2012 15:50

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
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Originally Posted by Jobsrobertsharpii (Post 1677606)
You forgot droid...

Special edition Japanese import DVDs only.

PaddyG 01.10.2012 15:54

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chemmie (Post 1677613)
Soong peetch alay. Mala trom pee chock makacheesa. Billag wah ning chee kosthpa murishani tytung we wanya yoskhah. Ha, ha, ha. Chas kee nyowyee koo chooskoo.


(rough translation: It's too late. You should have paid when you had the chance. Billag's put a price on your head so large, every bounty hunter in the galaxy will be looking for you. Ha, ha, ha. I'm lucky I found you first.)

nerd out.

That really is very, very sad :msnshock:

Jobsrobertsharpii 01.10.2012 18:39

Re: Star wars - please explain
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1677620)
That really is very, very sad :msnshock:

Yes, what did I start? :msncrazy:


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