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130440 No. 130440
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Hi, kids. Been a while. Can't even find my old ponychan alias code.
I come to you, hat in hand. I'm looking for help with some dialogue in a fic of mine. Specifically, I need assistance in translating Icelandic characters/alphabet into English phonetics, so my readership will 'hear' the right sounds.
Anyone here have some experience w/ Icelandic?

Thanks for your time!
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>Icelandic
>Pic related
Hey, why not try to do Egyptian hieroglyphics while you're at it? Oh, and maybe some Vogon poetry for that final flourish.
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>>130443
Wiseacre. I could probably do hieroglyphics more easily, as the phonics rules for them aren't so fluid. As for Vogon poetry? Some of mine might suffice.
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>>130446
To be fair, the remaining... 5 to 6 people still in /fic/ have developed all sort of weird abandonment issues.

Anyways, I know nothing about Icelandic, but hilariously Google Translate will do in a pinch.

https://translate.google.com/

The important part is that silly 'speak' in the corner.

In other, related news, who knew that there's an rss feed for /fic/? That's way easier to keep track of!
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>>130448
I'm not really sure what RSS even is. I've always known that was there, but never used it.

As to the icelandic issue, sorry, but I'm very monolingual.
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>>130446
>Wiseacre
A whole acre of wise-ness, eh? I'm fine with that.
>> No. 130453
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>>130448
I've tried that, Minty. While I can suss out a few phonemes, others sound like 'pr' sometimes, and 'th' others. Thank you for the suggestion, though. I may have to just keep replaying it over and over and over again.

>>130452
>semantic pedantry
>pedicure gif
Well played, Ion.
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>>130453
Totally didn't mean to do that I am a genius, thank you for acknowledging it.

You might want to try hitting up Sagebrush. He's got a good grasp on accents and suchlike.
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>>130453
Sorry about that. I hate posting on threads with little or nothing to add.
Like this http://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A2181557

>>130449
http://theedublogger.com/2013/05/16/google-reader/
The short version is that RSS is an automatic tracker. In this case, should anyone make the mistake of posting anything to /fic/, a little light flicks on so you know where it is.

Also good for tracking down all that spam.
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>>130455
Awesome, Minty. I forgot h2g2 even existed. Thanks bunches.
>> No. 130546
>>130440
Just following up: I decided to go the straight Icelandic route, figuring anyone who cared enough would do an in-line translation or cut/paste. Results are here:
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93845/6/fine-steps/in-which-three-venture-forth
Larger story arc is, of course, here:
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93845/fine-steps

For those who remember, this is a collection of side-stories from the Order from Chaos/Justice/Hope trilogy.

Last edited at Mon, Jun 2nd, 2014 14:19

>> No. 130548
>>130546
>>130546
>Twilightsnarkle is alive
I just need one more revival and I'll claim whoever is doing it is jesus.
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