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Resident translators; A list of members willing to help!
Topic Started: 2 Jun 2009, 03:54 AM (29,590 Views)
shadowyi
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It's slowly occurred to me that it might be beneficial for us to have a list of people versed in different languages, so if someone wants to communicate with a maker or get more information about something, they can easily find someone to translate for them. So toss your name (associated language and fluency) into the hat if you're willing to field translation requests from other members! I'm hoping to eventually sticky this when we get a large enough spread of languages.

*Note: this is not an official TON service, nor are the translated products affiliated with TON in any way. If you choose to contact one of these listed members, you understand that their efforts are for personal guidance only. They are not to be used as a professional consult. These services are volunteered out of members' spare time, and thus members are not obligated to respond to all requests. By contacting these members, you are acknowledging the risks of your own actions and will not hold the staff of TON, TON, and the member in question responsible for any damage or loss unless the member has not performed in a reasonable manner.

Sorry for that bit of legalese, I didn't want someone to get sued because they translated a purchase order or something like that. Members are listed in order of how active shadow has perceived them to be. **You must have 300 posts minimum in order to be listed.


List of native speakers:
Chinese (Mandarin) - Shadowyi
Croatian - kcindric
Dutch - SpencervdM, Sapje321
Finnish - Teidon
French - Andy
German - O'Poltergeist, Andy
Greek - kypsyd1986
Slovak - Adam
Spanish - CrazyHylian, hylandude123456789
Urdu - Sapje321

List of fluent speakers:
French - atkeane, Ocarikun18
Japanese (Kanji) - Kuwabara
Russian - atkeane
Edited by shadowyi, 25 Sep 2010, 04:11 PM.
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Angelodeath
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Angelodeath- Spanish


Its my native language, although I dont think I can help....

Oh and am learning French as well. :thumbsup:
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killbob234
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Well, I'm learning Spanish, but I don't think I could help.
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Mikael
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As far as I can tell this thread is not a list of people that can't help :rofl:
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Angelodeath
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I meant it as in that there isnt many makers that speak Spanish.... :shame:

:D
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shadowyi
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You never know, maybe TON is what inspires some people in Latin America to make ocarinas.

Alright, people who are learning a language need not apply. :)
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Hagarendrawer
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Française de service
Hagarendrawer, native French speaker
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Philip
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KypSyd


I speak very fluent Greek but as angelodeath said i dont know of any makers that speak greek
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atkeane
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As a linguist, I will not claim native proficiency, but I have a certain level of proficiency in Russian and French. I'm also studying Japanese and Irish Gaelic.

However my only true native language is English. (Though native speakers have mistaken me as a speaker of both Russian and French.)
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Krešimir Cindrić


I might be of help in a very unlikely situation in which one would need translating something ocarina-related from Croatian to English. But, nevertheless, I would be happy to help. :)
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Xing
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I speak enough of the Cantonese Dialect >_> to get by.

But in regards to the more technical terms and or reading the characters, I'd need assistence from my family >_>
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Adam
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. . .
Edited by Adam, 27 Jun 2016, 05:52 PM.
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SpencervdM
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I'm a native Dutch speaker, and I'm very used to doing English<->Dutch translations.

Though I only know of one Dutch ocarina company, and they resell from their UK friends, so you could go to the UK site just as well... And I checked prices, and it seems that even importing from UK is cheaper than buying from the Dutch sister company, even here in Holland...

I can also make okay translations from Japanese to English, but I still consider myself beginner... English to Japanese could work, but I would rather ask my friends at the university that are majoring Japanese. I'm planning on doing Japanese at university too in a few months, if I manage to graduate high school on time. So in a few years I will be reasonably leveled at Japanese too. :)
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teidon
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I'll join the group of translators for languages you probably never need.

teidon - finnish (native)
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shadowyi
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I'm happy that so many have tossed their name into the hat! It may not strictly be ocarina related, they could be sheet music (like my collaboration with teidon), or other materials.
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Onicara
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Play to enjoy

My native language is Mandarin, but since shadowyi is already in the list, I will just be the backup :) .
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David F.
Will make ocarinas for food!

native spanish speaker ! and a lil japanese!
Edited by David F., 30 Aug 2009, 06:05 AM.
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No one available for German? I'll do it. :B You can add French to that list too if you wish. Both native. :3
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Krešimir Cindrić


We could really use somebody whose native language is Italian (there is a ton of books on ocarina technique in Italian). And German, too...

EDIT: Great, Andy speaks German! Sehr gut! :D
Edited by Krešimir Cindrić, 4 Jun 2009, 04:19 PM.
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Angelodeath
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Delorean speaks Italian, but i dont know how often he posts here :shrug:

Someone tell him to come! :rofl:
Edited by Angelodeath, 4 Jun 2009, 04:16 PM.
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shadowyi
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Done and done, I do believe I'll pin this now for easy reference in the future (unless any admin disagrees?).
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Sherb
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Nyanyanyanyanya

i dont see how we woudld need it XD but im learning latin, and im pretty good (law course)
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SpencervdM
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I suggest you switch user's and language's position, and put the languages in alphabetical order. That way it's easier to find the languages you're looking for.

example:
Spoiler: click to toggle

In the example I put Mandarin and Cantonese under Chinese because (I believe) the written language is the same, and because people will more often search under "Chinese" than e.g. "Mandarin"... but feel free to revert.
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Adam
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. . .
Edited by Adam, 27 Jun 2016, 05:52 PM.
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shadowyi
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Sherbet - we've had a few instances of people wondering what was written on a website, book, or looking for sheet music. Other languages came in handy then.

Spencer - great suggestion, I'm definitely yoinking that off your post. I *had* been thinking the current format looked too messy.
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Krešimir Cindrić


You can add me as a fluent speaker in Serbian (I can read Cyrillic) since this language is almost identical to Croatian, the major difference being the frequent use of Cyrillic alphabet in Serbian. I can also translate from Slovenian (I understand it all, but cannot speak and write it).
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Sherb
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shadowyi
5 Jun 2009, 03:57 PM
Sherbet - we've had a few instances of people wondering what was written on a website, book, or looking for sheet music. Other languages came in handy then.
oh no no no
i meant, i dont see how my latin speaking could help :)

not the actualy idea, sorry
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Pandaman
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part panda, part mudkip, all me

moar dutch here :)
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shadowyi
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Sherbet: I gotcha, I definitely jumped to conclusions and snipped at you a little. My apologies! Latin.. you never know. Maybe we'll find evidence of ocarinas in ancient Rome?
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eibetsu
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Not fluent but can get the gist of Japanese - particularly written.
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Veld
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Native Portuguese here \o

I doubt it could come in handy, though. :p
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BlackSunRising
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Pendant Ocarinist x 2
I know pretty good bengali in the spoken form and anything i dont know personally i can ask a family member at any time.
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Eddy
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Eddy - Finnish
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shadowyi
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Updated with the latest additions!
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Marcos Valente
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Portuguese - Native, from Brazil!
I would love to help.
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Desmřnd
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Hmm..all I know is english sorry.but I have a translator tool on my computer that can most likely translate any language.So if I could help would love to. -Desmond
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Krešimir Cindrić


zombiefewd1
5 Aug 2009, 08:09 PM
but I have a translator tool on my computer that can most likely translate any language.
Is it Google Translate? :D
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Desmřnd
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kcindric
5 Aug 2009, 11:25 PM
zombiefewd1
5 Aug 2009, 08:09 PM
but I have a translator tool on my computer that can most likely translate any language.
Is it Google Translate? :D
[SARCASTIC]Why yes it it is how did you know? :rofl:
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shirf02
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Greatest translator ever, it even has a "detect language" feature.
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Ocarikun18
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You can put me down for French (Fluent) :D . I've been doubling up on my practice and I've been reading a lot more, so I think I'm confident enough to handle (written) translations.
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Kuwabara
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If you can get me writing (particually if the Kanji is there) then you can sign me up for Japanese. I'm currently learning it (although a professional class would do wonders for me).
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jerome96114
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Me - native speaker German
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shadowyi
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All latest additions added, members have been regrouped in order of how active I perceive them to be. Haha, yeah, sorry for that subjective categorization.
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Rono
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Add me, native Spanish speaker
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Stakie
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New and Looking forward to the Music.
Haha, my native tongue.. Sign language! -gasp- English is what I speak.

I am fluent in Russian though and know a bit of spanish!
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