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DanielLC

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Simple English->Dwarven Translator
« on: June 13, 2009, 03:11:08 pm »

http://daisyct.org/daniel/EnglishDwarfDictionary.html

The first word I translated upon getting the site up was "dagger".

I hope to add a thesaurus (to change words to synonyms that have translations) and the ability to translate to Human, Goblin and Elven, and to translate any of these back to English.
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Re: Simple English->Dwarven Translator
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 04:26:38 pm »

Cool.
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Re: Simple English->Dwarven Translator
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 03:01:44 pm »

Oh good. I was looking for something like this. I'm thinking of using it to name my cat. :)

I noticed the accents are wrong though. e.g. Udirvolalňmkurel comes out as Udirvolal▄mkurel. I guess that's because web browsers don't use the DOS code page.

By the way, is there any official, or community-accepted pronunciation for those characters?
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Re: Simple English->Dwarven Translator
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2009, 08:27:56 pm »

Most of the letters are ones that don't look as if they could have their own pronunciation (an umlaut over an e?), and I don't know of any "official" ones.  The ones I usually use are:

ű - uh (rather than oo for a regular u)
÷ - as in German (something like an "er" mixed with an "o"... hard to explain)
˝ - the "ni" in "onion"
ŕ - like the "ay" in "day"

Of course, those are entirely my own ideas and aren't official in any way, shape, or form.
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Re: Simple English->Dwarven Translator
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009, 05:27:44 am »

Most of the letters are ones that don't look as if they could have their own pronunciation (an umlaut over an e?), and I don't know of any "official" ones.  The ones I usually use are:

ű - uh (rather than oo for a regular u)
÷ - as in German (something like an "er" mixed with an "o"... hard to explain)
˝ - the "ni" in "onion"
ŕ - like the "ay" in "day"

Of course, those are entirely my own ideas and aren't official in any way, shape, or form.
The Knights Who Say Đ!
"Good dŕ to yű s÷r!"
"Đ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝!"

joking aside, that is a pretty good dictionary. Unforuantely, DF isn't big on synonyms...
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DanielLC

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Re: Simple English->Dwarven Translator
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009, 08:22:44 pm »

I got the thesaurus working a while ago, in theory anyway. I used the Moby Thesaurus. "Cut" has 1447 synonyms. Even just using the words DF has listed can give a huge number of synonyms for some words.
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Re: Simple English->Dwarven Translator
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2012, 03:32:17 pm »

Sorry for the necromancy but no dwarf name for cheese? Wtf.
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