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Topic: English translation thread

Tino
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Posted at: 2014-11-30, 16:08

tuggyne wrote:

Blockhouse is a legitimate military term for a structure that's been built as long ago as 1398. It feels more modern to me than much of Widelands, but that may not actually be an accurate impression.

Ah, thx. Should've done some research before posting. Objection withdrawn.


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Posted at: 2014-11-30, 19:56

NP. You were probably thinking of a cabin in the woods, or of steaks face-tongue.png

I am open to ideas though.

Edited: 2014-11-30, 19:56

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Tino
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Posted at: 2014-11-30, 20:37

No, i was thinking of this: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockhaus

A false friend...


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Posted at: 2014-11-30, 20:46

Yep, that's log cabins. Aren't languages fun face-smile.png


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wl-zocker
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Posted at: 2014-11-30, 21:29

And then there is this one.

Aren't languages fun

I would say: Only if you know them well enough to know when you are joking. False friends can be very tricky.


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Posted at: 2014-12-01, 10:50

They can indeed.


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Posted at: 2014-12-29, 17:05

I have an american playtesting for me and she said that she wouldn't understand "bread paddle" as an implement to move bread in and out of an oven. to her, this would be a "peel" or "oven peel". A bread paddle is an implement to stir the dough.

I don't know what the original intention for the tool was, but the graphic looks like an oven peel in this sense to me. I would like some community input though before I do another string change.


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teppo
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Posted at: 2014-12-29, 21:15

"Oven peel" would be more descriptive to those whose English still has room for improvement.


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Posted at: 2014-12-29, 21:37

Different areas of the US have different names for objects (just as a certain german snack would be "berliner" in some areas and "pfannkuchen" in other areas). Here in New York, I've only heard the term "peel" used for the outermost (and usually removed) rind of bananas, oranges, and other fruit.

How does "oven paddle" sound?

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Tino
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Posted at: 2014-12-30, 14:26

My vote goes to "peel" : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peel_%28tool%29

One word is always better for display in UI and translation than two, like"oven|bread paddle". My second favorite would be "baker's shovel"...

Perhaps we need different words here for en_US, en_GB, en_AU, en_CA here? Always remember that we don't use a language in the source itself, there are only keywords and keysentences for translation. Mostly they are equivalent to en_GB|US, but not always...


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