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Offline GeeDougg

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Re: about machinae & sweden
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2006, 02:22:03 pm »
They don't grunt. That's a common misconception. Of course it sounds cooler when they do.

Anyways I think that's utter crap. German is THE most beautiful language in the world IMNSHO. It certainly doesn't need to be "touchy-feely" and "soft" like latin languages. It sounds beautiful the way it is. The structure in German is also unbeatable.

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Re: about machinae & sweden
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2006, 08:48:35 pm »
I have a trauma of somekind from swedish... I'm from finland so they expect us to learn all new language in 6 years.... and teacers say that swedis is easier to learn than english  :P
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Re: about machinae & sweden
« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2006, 09:25:14 pm »
The structure in German is also unbeatable.
Foreign students who have to learn der/die/das/er/sie/es/der/dem/der etc will tell you otherwise. :P What's wrong with just die/sie, like it/its? Not that Swedish is much better in that regard, mind.

And you can write good Swedish lyrics for heavy music, I think Streebers wrote some very powerful lyrics that would sound silly in English. Maybe it was their way of singing, but some words don't have any good-sounding equivalent, like Betongbarn (concrete-children). Translating their lyrics takes away all the punch, like:
"Döden vann sista striden, en rysk roulette mellan mänskan o tiden"
"Death won the final battle, a russian roulette between man and time"

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Re: about machinae & sweden
« Reply #48 on: July 08, 2006, 11:06:42 pm »
You can only translate the text, everything else is lost.

Often a text in one language has more than one meaning, then it's impossible to translate correctly.
You'd have to translate into several versions to get all the angles.
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Re: about machinae & sweden
« Reply #49 on: September 27, 2006, 11:00:24 pm »
Hey, we have Idol too. :O
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