Talk:Romance of the Three Kingdoms

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intentions for the moment + what might be become of this[edit source]

nice, maybe English speakers at some point could use this as a learning resource to help learn about German and maybe Chinese as well. --Remi 22:50, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

1. Yes, it could be similar to something what Google does: they use docs from the UN (about 20 billion words) with different languages for their google translator.
2. My intentions at the moment are: to come closer to the text, to get a feeling for it, ...
3. What I noticed during translation was:
a. I wondered about:
  • "autumn moons": around earth (in close distance) I just see one moon, so either it is a typo or a metaphor for something ? done
  • "green mountains": means perhaps that there are trees or other green plants blooming on mountains ?
b. I also had the urge to translate it sometimes a little more different, e.g.
b1. "wie oft war die Abendsonne rot ?" -> "wie oft war die Abendsonne schon rot ?"
in English: "how many times has the setting sun been red?" -> "how many times has the setting sun already been red?"
b2. "gewöhnt wie sie sind" -> "gewöhnt wie sie es schon sind"
in English: "accustomed as they are" -> "accustomed as they are already"
But I sticked to the English text. Perhaps later in a second run this can be changed ?
c. Also I am not sure if here is missing something ?
"how many things from past and present have they laughed and talked about with each other?" -> "about how many things from past and present have they laughed and talked about with each other?"
d. Also I noticed that for the poet Yang Shen there is no German WP article yet :-( ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 23:15, 24 March 2008 (UTC)
s:User:A-cai could help me in the above matters, see here. Thx, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 19:20, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

translation continued on temporary page[edit source]

see for chapter1 here, ----Erkan Yilmaz uses the Wikiversity:Chat (try) 19:16, 28 March 2008 (UTC)