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PostSubject: Languages...   Wed May 27, 2015 8:55 pm

Just wondered what the major native languages there are among the EQ community. This is for future reference for things like (game features, in my case).

In my case, there is a MUSH engine that has multi-language support, but they only have English supported at this time. I know there are some German, French, and Dutch speakers, but are there others and how many of each? This would be to prioritize which language to add first, second, and so on.

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu May 28, 2015 12:44 am

English for my part. I can also read some French, speaking it is another subject.

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu May 28, 2015 2:12 am

German here.

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu May 28, 2015 2:27 am

Russian
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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu May 28, 2015 3:01 am

English, Felinese, and Snarcasm

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu May 28, 2015 4:26 am

Danish.
I also speak English (obviously) and some German (I could order a coffee, ask for directions, stuff like that).
I can also - to varying degrees - understand Norwegian, Swedish, and Dutch.

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu May 28, 2015 5:18 am

English and Nibblese. Trust me, its a real thing Pumpkin

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu May 28, 2015 6:50 am

French



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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu May 28, 2015 1:16 pm

My native language is Finnish. Beside English, I also speak basic Swedish and a very rusty French. Oh, and I can ask for two kinds of water in Polish.

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Fri May 29, 2015 11:35 am

Norwegian here! Quite fluent in English, of course, and I can somewhat understand Swedish and Danish, a few words in Finnish and very, very basic sentences in Spanish and Italian. I've tried to learn French on my own, but... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Fri May 29, 2015 5:24 pm

@Kojiyumi wrote:
...Snarcasm

I think this should be submitted above the already present 'English'!  A little stronger than this?

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Welcome to Wolf MUSH, a nameless world with a nameless forest, a smattering of various tribes in conflict. Hope you enjoy your stay!

You find yourself an Elf alone in a forest, surrounded by trees in all directions.  Creatures skitter here and there, possibly chasing each other in the usual cycle of life.  To the west is a Human village, and your home is to the north, where your friends are living, loving, and playing without you.  East of your home is a doorway that leads to the underground Trolls, who don't like your kind but put up with you as long as it benefits them.

Oh, and by the way, the humans have apparently caught the forest on fire again near their village.  Since there is a drought worse than that of California (wherever that is), the fire is probably going to wipe everything out pretty darn quick.  Have fun!

>North

You are in a forest, surrounded by trees.

>North

Still surrounded by trees. You smell smoke.

>North

Guess what? you're in a forest. You still see trees.  Amazing huh?

>North

More trees, but you're in luck, you found another tree among the other trees!

>North

You finally reach your home, a tree house with a swing set, with plenty of other Elfin orphans all playfully fighting among themselves for dominance.  It appears someone threw your stuff out on the ground and took your room in the tree fort.

>Pick stuff up

You idlelly begin picking grass and flowers for no apparent reason. This isn't really a good idea with a hot fire at your back.

>pick up my stuff

You have way too much crap. You can't carry it all.  You will have to figure out what you want to pick up:

Medallion of a Bear's Claw Chocolate bar
Skin of water Jerky
Adult Toy Bow
Arrows Knife (Crescent Moon)
Dried Flowers Skin of wine
Bark Magazine (Elves Gone Wild)
Fur Coat Loincloth
Spear Slingshot
Small stones Gold Nugget
Shelf Ribbon
Dreamy Berry Seeds Picture (of yo mama)

>pick up skin of water
>pick up skin of wine
>pick up bow
>pick up arrows
>pick up Gold Nugget
>pick up spear
>pick up knife
>pick up slingshot
>pick up small stones

You are unable to pick up small stones, you are carrying way too much and you aren't Hercules!  For that matter, you aren't all that strong for an Elf.

>put down slingshot
>pick up jerky
>send "follow me"

The others look at you.

>say "the forest is burning, lets get out of here!"
the forest is burning, lets get out of here!

>East

leaving the comfort of home, you find... Trees!

>East

You seem to be incredibly adept at finding trees in a forest.

>East

You find a lone tree surrounded by others.

>East

Yup, more trees.

>East

In middle of some other trees, you see a rock outcropping with a metal doorknocker on it.

>Use doorknocker

Are you sure? I mean, if the is the entrance to the Trolls, you might not want to bother them, they don't like smoke and they don't like you.

>Use doorknocker

Last chance! I mean, on the one hand if you knock and they don't like that you knocked, they might run you through with a sharp pokey stick, but if it turns out it's just a random doorknocker with no significance to it, it would be a waste of time to use it.

Redpike, who was taking up the rear and was slightly behind the group, screams as the fire burns him to death.  Perhaps you shouldn't be standing here arguing with a narrator and actually DO something.

>Use doorknocker NOW!

The doorknocker, which is small compared to some of the knockers you have seen, makes a surprisingly loud noise.

A Troll opens a door in the rock outcropping.

>enter the door

The Trolls stops you from entering.

>ask nicely.

The Troll sneers and starts to close the door.

>Gut the #$%@ Troll with knife

You make quite a mess out of the Troll.  It's possible he would have taken a bribe, but now he is just a messy pile of remains on the doorstep do his home. Nice job, you aren't doing very well at making friends.  In fact, the friends you do have are now throwing up and worried you will turn on them next.

>enter door

After nearly slipping and falling on the bloody body, you leave footprints as you enter the door.  Inside is a room with a device to close the door (that you don't know how to use, and you killed the one guy that did, ya idiot!), a lunch bag that was probably the Troll's lunch, and a stamp that says "entry fee paid". There is a tunnel leading north from the room.

>use stamp on party

The party tries to avoid you as you randomly stamp them on various areas of their bodies: heads, legs, arms, stomachs...

>North

You walk into the dark tunnel.

>North

The tunnel keeps going, which may be a good thing as it's really dark and you couldn't see if it ended if it hit you in the face.

>North

The tunnel ends in a blinding flash of light as you smack your face on the end of the tunnel.

>East

The tunnel ends in a blinding flash of light as you smack your face on the end of the tunnel.

>West

The tunnel ends in a blinding flash of light as you smack your face on the end of the tunnel.  Too bad you killed the one guy that could have lead you around down here in the inky blackness...


Thanks for the input everyone, hope to see others put in their languages as well!


up to this post, the 'weighted list' is:

Snarcasm (lol)
English (already in most game engines I'd work with, and if I may be so bold, every poster posted in english so far, so I'm assuming that's several posts for english)
French
German
Danish
Norwegian
Finnish
Polish
Spanish
Italian
Dutch

As far as Nibblese and Felinese, if you want to do the port or send me a translation book, I'll put it in the pot, but as I don't know of any other translators for these language I have to downgrade them... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Fri May 29, 2015 6:22 pm

Speak Norwegian, and English. understands Swedish and Danish Smile ( Danish as in written language, not a clue in speaking )

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Fri May 29, 2015 8:43 pm

German (several dialects), English, basic Latin and Japanese. Can say 'cheers!' in twenty languages...

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Fri May 29, 2015 10:02 pm

ohohohohohoh. Storm speaks Geordie too! So do I but the accent lets me down. That's two people and an actual dialect. STICK IT IN THERE!

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Fri May 29, 2015 10:25 pm

Wey aye, man, dee as ya telt! ^^

PS: Don't forget Russian! There are at least two Russian elf-friends among us...

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Sat May 30, 2015 4:05 am

@Stormcatcher wrote:
Wey aye, man, dee as ya telt! ^^

PS: Don't forget Russian! There are at least two Russian elf-friends among us...  

That's "Yes indeed, do as you are told" to the uninitiated Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Sun May 31, 2015 10:04 pm

http://user.xmission.com/~emailbox/translate.htm
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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:10 pm

Awel, Dutch, and Flemish to some extent. Which is the same, but different.
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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:27 pm

As I always say:
Dutch is weird, and Flemish is basically Dutch on drugs.
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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:16 pm

I thought Dutch was English with a throat disorder?
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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:47 pm

Well... it's kinda like a weird jumpled mix of English, German, and Danish.
Which is why I think it's weird, because I can kinda understand it.

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:23 pm

Oh and don't forget get slang. Knowledge of slang is a must here in the states. It doesn't matter what age you are either, everyone uses slang.






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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:35 am

German, written and spoken Chinese also Japanese and Korean on an intermediate level clown

@Leanan wrote:
My native language is Finnish
I told a colleague, that if he's starting to learn Chinese, I'd start to learn Finnish... uhm Finnish has an insane amount of grammatical cases Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:29 am

@Miss Gillespie wrote:

@Leanan wrote:
My native language is Finnish
I told a colleague, that if he's starting to learn Chinese, I'd start to learn Finnish... uhm Finnish has an insane amount of grammatical cases Shocked

I wish you luck... it's a crazy language to learn, as it isn't related to most European languages at all.

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PostSubject: Re: Languages...   Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:41 am

I tried to learn Finnish once. I didn't do very well! I can say Kahvi, Kiitos, and haju hartsi. At least the first two are useful! I still think it is a beautiful language to listen to, even if you don't understand it. It sounds very poetic and musical to me

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