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Discussion in 'Multilingual Glossaries' started by robbie_SWE, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
    I'm starting a thread about animals in various languages! Hope you all can contribute and feel free to add any that are missing! Is this OK, Venusenvy or any mod in charge??

    :) robbie
     
  2. sabrinita85

    sabrinita85 Senior Member

    Rome, Italy
    Italian
    Robbie I can't find the attachment, where is it?
     
  3. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
    I'm working on the list, but it might take some time! It's very VERY long! I'll attach it tomorrow!

    :) robbie

    PS: che bella nuova foto di te ;) C'È PERFETTO!!!
     
  4. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
    WOW!!! Here it comes! It's quite long, but please people, try to fill it up!!! :D

    View attachment 3440

    Feel free to add animals which are missing!

    :) robbie
     
  5. betulina una mod a Baetulo

    al bressol del basquetbol
    català - Catalunya
    Hi Robbie! Great work here! :thumbsup: :)

    I just have a suggestion: why don't we put Latin in the first column? I think it would be easier, because there is only one term in Latin for each animal, whereas in other languages there might be more than one. For example, in the first one, Orycteropus afer, I've found that in English there are two possible names: "aardvark" and "antbear". Same in Spanish and Catalan, for example. So we can have Latin in the first place and add as many lines as we need.

    What do you think?

    Thanks!
     
  6. kazijistan Senior Member

    Chile and Spanish
    Sabrinita, eres realmente muy hermosa.
     
  7. cyberpedant

    cyberpedant Senior Member

    North Adams, MA
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    "Latin in the first place and add as many lines as we need."

    If you have Excel or Open Office, you can sort the data alphabetically based on any column. You can also rearrange the columns yourself. If you don't know how, PM me. It's really easy.
     
  8. betulina una mod a Baetulo

    al bressol del basquetbol
    català - Catalunya
    I added Spanish and Catalan. Any correction is more than welcome!

    I left it the way it was, as at the end I translated terms from English, as Latin terms were a bit different in my dictionary. I don't know why. :confused:
     
  9. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
    I have taken into consideration the tips I have received here and put the Latin part first. I forgot to tell yoy guys the way I categorised their Latin names. Due to the fact that there could be hundreds of different types of the same animal, I chose to organise the list like this: those animals who couldn't be precisely decided to a specific species, would only receive its family name e.g. Homonidae-. I hope that it doesn't make it harder to translate the animals into your languages.

    View attachment 3456

    :) robbie
     
  10. Whodunit

    Whodunit Senior Member

    กรุงเทพมหานคร
    Deutschland ~ Deutsch/Sächsisch
    Here's my contribution. I've filled out the German column. Just a tip: Whenever you can see two different translations, the one that looks "more German" is normally used. ;)
     
  11. DrWatson

    DrWatson Senior Member

    Finland (North)
    Finnish
  12. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
    With the help of Cintia&Martine, I have done some changes in the French column (added som feminine forms that change the name of some animals). I added also Dr.Watson's Finnish contribution to the list I altered. I have also added some animal names, so the German and Finnish parts need to be revised (I've already taken care os SP, FR, RO and CA).

    View attachment 3467

    :) robbie

    PS: dove sei Sabrinita85?? Voglio aver una traduzione in italiano, se tu vuoi. Sperò che non ti ho offeso?!
     
  13. DrWatson

    DrWatson Senior Member

    Finland (North)
    Finnish
  14. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
    Thanks Dr.Watson!!! I'm currently adding my last list of animals to this glossary, so please wait until I'm finished. It will not take long.

    :) robbie
     
  15. übermönch

    übermönch Senior Member

    Warum wohne ich bloß in so einem KAFF?
    World - 1.German, 2.Russian, 3.English
    added Russian; didn't know all of them.
     
  16. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
    I've added many birds (but I promise that it is the last time i add more animals to the list:D ) and the Russian part.

    View attachment 3474

    :) robbie
     
  17. Icy.n.deep

    Icy.n.deep Junior Member

    Maia (Portugal)
    Italy - Italian
    Ho messo i principali che mi ricordavo :)
     

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  18. DrWatson

    DrWatson Senior Member

    Finland (North)
    Finnish
  19. pepita78 Senior Member

    Italy
    Chile
    Added some italian animals. Some are not filled because of my ignorance, so please help me! ^_^'
     

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  20. Frank06

    Frank06 Senior Member

    Nederlands / Dutch (Belgium)
    Hi,
    I added the names in Dutch.

    BTW, you don't like fish? ;-)

    Groetjes,

    Frank
     
  21. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
    Of course I like fish, but being a university student time is of the essence! I'll add a whole list of fish on Friday (THANK GOD FOR FRIDAY:D ).

    :) robbie
     
  22. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
    Here comes the glossary with some fish names added! Hope you guys can contribute.

    View attachment 3524

    :) robbie
     
  23. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
  24. mortar and pestle New Member

    USA
    Tagalog-English, Philippines
    waaahh invalid attachment...:confused:

    can u send me the Romanian through my email pls...:D
    its thelifecatcher@yahoo.com

    Multumesc!
     
  25. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
  26. DrWatson

    DrWatson Senior Member

    Finland (North)
    Finnish
  27. VenusEnvy

    VenusEnvy Senior Member

    Maryland, USA
    English, United States
    Robbie: Wow, great idea! And the glossary looks fab!

    I've fixed the formatting a bit...
     
  28. cutu Junior Member

    Ok, made the Hebrew list.
     

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  29. robbie_SWE

    robbie_SWE Senior Member

    Sweden
    Swedish (have three "mother languages": SWE, ROM, ENG)
  30. cutu Junior Member

    Thanks ^_^
     
  31. betulina una mod a Baetulo

    al bressol del basquetbol
    català - Catalunya
    Hi! I added most Catalan and Spanish fish.
     

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  32. Nitsan New Member

    Israel
    Hebrew
    cutu, wouldn't it be better to translate "Goose" into "אווז" instead of "מוס"?
    I never heard of an animal named "מוס", and sure enough, I've checked the dictionary and it also says "אווז". so either it has to be corrected, or I would be glad to learn a better translation.:)

    have a nice day!
     
  33. cutu Junior Member

    Yes, you are right, Goose - אווז. Sorry for that mistake was really stupid of me :p.

    Anyhow there is an animal called " מוס " and if you look good, its there on the list.
     
  34. Nitsan New Member

    Israel
    Hebrew
    אייל קורא (שם מדעי: Alces alces; מכונה "אייל אמריקני" או "מוס"), מין יונק מכפיל פרסה יחיד בסוגו (Alces) ממשפחת האיילים והמין הגדול ביותר במשפחה זו.

    conclusion: this animal couldbe called מוס,:tick: but אייל קורא is better.

    הוא ניזון מענפים, גבעולים רכים, ניצנים וקליפות עצים. מכאן גם מקור שמו האנגלי, moose, שפירושו בשפת שבט האתבסקה האינדיאני "אוכל ענפים".

    הציטוטים מוויקיפדיה)העברית)

    look up "alces alces" on wikimedia. pictures of traffic signs are funny:)

    BTW, how can I not mess up the right-to-left writing?

    thanks!
     
  35. moura

    moura Senior Member

    Lisbon
    Portuguese Portugal
  36. Stefanie1976 Junior Member

    Maryland, USA
    German, Germany
    Added the missing German ones (expect for fish...)
     
  37. *cat*

    *cat* Senior Member

    Slovenia
    Slovene
    Hello!

    Good work! Looks great! :thumbsup:

    I added Slovenian...
     
  38. Kalimeros Senior Member

    Balcarce, Buenos Aires
    Argentina - Español (argentino)
    Espero que aquí se pueda "postear" en castellano (español).
    ¿Son concientes de que hay más de un millón de especies de animales descriptas? Tienen en mente algún tipo de limitación, del tipo "sólo vertebrados". Aún así, nos las tendremos que ver con decenas de miles de nombres. Cualquier duda, consultar "The tree of life", tolweb.org.
     
  39. savasorda New Member

    Dutch/French/English and some German/Castillan
    hey, this is really great.
    I have a list in excel of more than 500 bird names in at least 4 languages (FR, EN, DE, NL ) and latin. I have first to fix my excel program on my pc and will upload it as soon as possible. May be someone could then do a retrofit based on the latin term with other languages and have a separate file for birds. Same for fish and other classes of animals.

    That kind of lists is something the EU should be doing. It would cost a lot versus al the billions they throw out the windows and would be usefull for millions of people around the world...

    Question that comes to my mind: what will happen with the glossary? Should it not be provided to someone who has an animal/birds site? For birds I knew one in France. It was that person that provided me the original excel file and I double checked/completed several terms. The site is just great! have a look (add 3w before it. Not yet allowed to post plain URL's)
    "oiseaux.net/oiseaux/passeriformes/mesange.bleue.html" to see the blue tit.

    I have no particular relation the person besides the fact we exhanged some files. He has made that basic glossary some of you would like. We might help him with other languages??
     
  40. Outsider Senior Member

    Portuguese (Portugal)
    I have added the names in Portuguese. There seem to be some repetitions in the page, but I didn't try to fix it. Some of the translations I was not sure about.
     

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  41. Maja

    Maja Senior Member

    Binghamton, NY
    Serbian, Serbia
    I added some in Serbian:
     

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  42. OldAvatar Senior Member

    Bucharest
    Romanian
    I saw a fish missing in Romanian.
    Anarhichas lupus = Lup de mare
     
  43. Antaria Junior Member

    Katowice, region Silesia
    Poland (Polish)
    Hello!

    I've added:
    Polish names
    one Spanish word - "pizón" which means "finch"
    new animal - Latin:apodidae, English:swift, Spanish:vencejo, Polish:jerzyk

    View attachment animals.zip
     
  44. samanthalee

    samanthalee Senior Member

    Singapore
    Mandarin, English - [Singapore]
    Chinese (Simplified) added partially.
    The list is too long, I got tired.
    Will fill up the rest later. Others are welcome to fill it up too.:)

    By the way, the English for "Hominoide-" should be "Ape" and not "Monkey", but I fear most other translations are based on the English, so I'm not sure whether I should change the English one or the Latin one.

    If there is discrepancy between the Latin and English, I chose to follow the Latin in my translation for Chinese. (Eg. "Equus = horse" in my translation even though the English given is "Ass")
     

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  45. Paraguayan

    Paraguayan Senior Member

    Asunción
    Paraguay, Spanish and Guaraní (but my Guaraní is not fluent)
    Guaraní added partially

    I agree with Samanthalee, the list is too long...

    if anyone knows guaraní... help me please...
     
  46. Paraguayan

    Paraguayan Senior Member

    Asunción
    Paraguay, Spanish and Guaraní (but my Guaraní is not fluent)
    here it goes!
     

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  47. samanthalee

    samanthalee Senior Member

    Singapore
    Mandarin, English - [Singapore]
    More of Chinese added.
     

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  48. kusurija

    kusurija Senior Member

    Lithuania, K. city
    Lithuania Czech
    I added only a part (about1/4) in Czech, Japanese and Lithuanian. On the rest I'm (slowly) working...as I can't upload it as kusurija, I'll try as kusurija1.
     
  49. kusurija1 New Member

    all the same as kusurija
    all the same as kusurija
    So I'm trying it.
     
  50. kusurija1 New Member

    all the same as kusurija
    all the same as kusurija
    Now I added animals in 3 languages: Czech, Japanese and Lithuanian. In fishes I didn't finished all. The term in English "catfish" is too wide for me, I don't know, how to translate therefore... I thing in future I'll add some more fishes, but I don't know their names in other languages, so tell me, add them or not?
     

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