[TAG] Japanese help
star at starshine.org
Tue Nov 29 11:24:41 MSK 2005
> > I suppose the traditional thing would have been to compose a cryptic
> > impromptu haiku.
> There you go! Pete, if I were you, I'd fire up my mad haiku (or at least
> senryu) skillz.
Speaking as a girl here a haiku sounds sweet ;)
> > Languages unfortunately are tied to cultures, and don't do well as simple
> > word substitutions.
> Except as a form of comedy, e.g., the gentle art of "speaking Latin like
> a native":
For the record this made me giggle out loud:
> Oh! Was I speaking Latin again?
> Vah! Denuone Latine loquebar?
I *swear* I could hear Rick saying this in my head...
> Luke, I am your father.
> Luke, sum ipse patrem te.
> You don't know the power of the dark side.
> Potestatem obscuri lateris nescis.
That was pretty good too. But this combo takes the cake:
> I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous
> rock at your head.
> Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum
> immane mittam.
> I have a terrible hangover.
> Crapulam terriblem habeo.
Go ahead, shoot me. I won't notice, because the chariot racers of Saturn
already ran me over.
But how do you say:
Argh, I cannot get my wireless to work! Hand me that ubuntu disc.
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