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30 August 2006 @ 16:16
Bonvolu alsendi la pordiston...  

...lausajne estas rosmaro en mia bideo:

Two of the three translations above are the work of The Walrus's highly competent team of Esperantists. The other one appears to have been subcontracted to the guy who repairs the chicken soup machines.

 
 
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parodieparodie on 30. August, 2006 20:36 (UTC)
I wondered about that. Do you think it was just intended as a joke?
Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 30. August, 2006 20:55 (UTC)

I doubt it. I think that if they had meant it as a joke, then (a) all of the translations would have been wrong, and (b) the caption "Mi estas via kunulo, ne via kuracisto" would not have appeared on the following page with its correct translation.

parodieparodie on 30. August, 2006 21:01 (UTC)
You're right, and I hadn't even noticed.

That makes me think it's a typesetting error, to be hoenst.
Prof. Bleen6_bleen_7 on 30. August, 2006 20:52 (UTC)
A frog? In what bidet?
Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 30. August, 2006 20:58 (UTC)

Frog? I said rosmaro, not rano.

Prof. Bleen6_bleen_7 on 31. August, 2006 00:14 (UTC)
So you did. I didn't even see your opening sentence—I was quoting Rimmer in Red Dwarf.
鉄観音isolt on 30. August, 2006 20:52 (UTC)
Protesting the Indo-Eurocentrism of Esperanto :)
Demo ne, Esperanto wa sekai no gengo no zenbu ni niteiru to iwareru noni, jitsu wa sou ja nasasou.
Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 30. August, 2006 21:09 (UTC)
Re: Protesting the Indo-Eurocentrism of Esperanto :)

I may not understand what you say, but I strongly suspect I agree with it.

鉄観音isolt on 30. August, 2006 21:24 (UTC)
Re: Protesting the Indo-Eurocentrism of Esperanto :)
"Even though they say that Esperanto is similar to all the languages of the world, it doesn't really seem that way (to me)."
Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 30. August, 2006 21:30 (UTC)
Re: Protesting the Indo-Eurocentrism of Esperanto :)

Ah. Then yes, I do indeed agree. I'd go so far as to say that Esperanto is similar to all the Romance languages of the world, but not much farther.

鉄観音isolt on 30. August, 2006 21:34 (UTC)
Re: Protesting the Indo-Eurocentrism of Esperanto :)
And really, if you know one Romance language you get all the rest for free to some extent, so I don't know how much more value you would get out of learning Esperanto rather than, say, Spanish.

(Learning Spanish was probably the single most practically useful linguistic choice I've ever made, actually.)
Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 30. August, 2006 21:43 (UTC)
Oh, and another thing

I'd also like to point out that I have never seen a squirrel with clothes on. Wouldn't that be more remarkable?

w1ldc47w1ldc47 on 31. August, 2006 15:03 (UTC)
I had no idea you knew Red Dwarf!
Q. Pheevrq_pheevr on 31. August, 2006 19:33 (UTC)

I didn't until recently, but now I do, thanks largely to your recommendation.

(Anonym) on 6. Oktober, 2006 18:04 (UTC)
I know this is a bit of an old post, but here are four comments:
1) All three of those translations are hilarious.
2) Who says that Esperanto is supposed to be like all other languages? I've never heard an Esperantist claim such. I'd guess it's a misunderstanding from non-Esperantists.
3) I don't see the logic in complaining about Esperanto being IE-centric. If it were based on Chinese, then all the speakers of the IE languages would complain. Simply, it had to come from somewhere, and would have to be unfamiliar to the vast majority of humankind.
4) The advantage I see in learning Esperanto is that it's easier. Those of us with poor language-learning skills can learn it. I don't personally know of anybody who has actually developed any sort of communication ability in any other language.