[ExI] chatgpt plus google translate
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Mon Apr 10 00:21:51 UTC 2023
English essay: The beauty of language lies in the unique intricacies and
nuances that each one possesses. These subtle distinctions create an
expressive tapestry that allows individuals to connect with one another,
often transcending cultural barriers. However, the translation process can
sometimes cause these delicate nuances to be lost, leading to
misunderstandings and misinterpretations. Despite these challenges, the
complexity and variety of languages provide a rich landscape for human
communication and expression, revealing the diverse tapestry of our shared
Italian translation (from Chinese text): La bellezza del linguaggio risiede
nelle singolari complessità e sfumature che ognuna possiede. Queste sottili
distinzioni creano un arazzo espressivo che consente alle persone di
connettersi l'una con l'altra, spesso superando le barriere culturali.
Tuttavia, il processo di traduzione a volte può causare la perdita di
queste delicate sfumature, portando a fraintendimenti e interpretazioni
errate. Nonostante queste sfide, la complessità e la varietà delle lingue
forniscono un ricco panorama per la comunicazione e l'espressione umana,
rivelando il variegato arazzo della nostra comune esperienza umana.
Back to English translation (from Italian text): The beauty of language
lies in the unique complexities and nuances that each one possesses. These
subtle distinctions create an expressive tapestry that allows people to
connect with one another, often overcoming cultural barriers. However, the
translation process can sometimes cause these delicate nuances to be lost,
leading to misunderstandings and erroneous interpretations. Despite these
challenges, the complexity and variety of languages provide a rich
landscape for human communication and expression, revealing the diverse
tapestry of our shared human experience.
On Sun, Apr 9, 2023 at 5:13 PM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Apr 2023 at 00:49, spike jones via extropy-chat
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > OK, but really what I was shooting for is Mandarin. European languages
> > all fairly similar in structure really. Lookup-table style translation
> > works well enough. But I noticed when trying to do Mandarin to English
> > vv, things get messed up. Hilarity ensues. I don't think we have any
> > native Mandarin speakers on the ExI list.
> > Some years ago, when online translators were all the new thing, I was on
> > motorcycle enthusiasts group where a Japanese-only speaker showed up.
> > posts were hilarious. He was always falling all over himself
> > we kept telling him no worries, lad, no offense taken at all, etc. When
> > that went back into Japanese, I fear it came out on his end as: no
> > young man, your spleen is on fire completely.
> > Or something else completely absurd. It didn't work.
> > spike
> > _______________________________________________
> Mandarin is worse than Japanese. Mandarin is a group of Chinese
> language dialects where some dialects are difficult for other Mandarin
> speakers to understand. No wonder translation to English is difficult.
> An English speaker has difficulty understanding a broad Scottish
> dialect (not Gaelic, which is a different language). Broad Scottish
> has so many different words (as well as the accent) that it is almost
> incomprehensible to an Englishman.
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