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Re: Teaching english with SC:UM, problems
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2003, 12:03:05 pm »

Here's a close up of a Chinese Keyboard:

http://www.asiasoft.com/prodimg/MSCKW1TS.jpg

Depending on the software, you can enter Chinese Characters by typing the pronounciation of the character. (Chinese words are called characters. Each character has a meaning like "fish" or "apple" or "run" etc.) The pronounciation can be typed using romanised characters (the ones used in English) or using a Chinese Phonetic Alphabet. Once the pronounciation is typed, you can press a key (usually TAB or something like that) and it will list all the characters that have that pronounciation and then you can select the character that you want.

Contrary to what Lukipela said, Chinese does not have inflexions but it does have quite a lot of tones. Usually to type that in, you just type a number which specifies what tone is wanted.

That's what I have experienced so far trying to learn chinese..  It is a little bit slower then typing in English. Smiley But I guess your speed improves after a while..

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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2003, 03:29:58 pm »

Ok, this might be due to my english not being quite up to speed, but what is the difference between inflection and tone? I mean, the inflection is a variance of the tone, isn't it? Like if the tone goes up higher in the end of the word, stays the same, or goes lower... I'm mean it's not as if all chinese are trained so that a word in a C minor tone will mean something else than the word in E major, is it? Or am I just misinterpreting the words?
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Re: Teaching english with SC:UM, problems
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2003, 11:59:22 pm »

   There is no problems for russian. The english alphabet consists of 26 (near 25 - I don't remember). The russian one consists of 33 symbols.
   On every key in my keyboard there are two (or more) symbols. Of course exept for "F1" "enter" and other.
One of them is red - russian symbol.
When I press ctlr+shift in the right down corner (near clock) I switch
the image "EN" to "RU"or the wrong way. When the correct image is switched I print only "red" symbols or only "black"
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Re: Teaching english with SC:UM, problems
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2003, 08:16:34 pm »

Hmm.. *Checks dictionary.com*  Tongue

I think inflection can be used to mean tones...

But I've only usually heard of it being used to mean the changing of a word or the end of a word to indicate tense (eg. speak -> spoke) and other things.
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2003, 08:17:50 pm »

Oh, i was thinking of inflection as the same wrod, just with a different tone and call that inflection. so while we may have lingual problems, I think we're aiming at the same thing : )

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Re: Teaching english with SC:UM, problems
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2003, 02:57:11 am »

Was Star Control II ever released in any languages other than english?  I know it was distributed in Europe and Japan, but did the languages change at all when shipped?
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2003, 03:37:03 am »

Well, as for Germany, I'm not sure whether there ever existed a German version of SCII, but I've never heard of it nor seen it. In the best case, they translated the manual, but I've never owned it, so...

But I'm working on a translation right now. Text files first to make it look like a subtitled original. Don't know if I'll ever be able to dub it  a n d  make it sound original, therefore I'll stick with the translation first.

What about other countries like Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, the U.S. & Canada  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2003, 09:55:36 am »

Hehe, well I'm Canadian and I can understand the game pretty well...  But I have been studying pretty hard in English class lately just to keep up with the Yehat and their darned Scottish accents!  You know how hard it is to translate English to Canadian...  near impossible.

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EDIT: By the way, why did you list Canada last in that list of countries?  You got something against Kanada, man?!  ...    Wink  Hehe, I remember taking german class and figuring out you guys spell our country with a "K" instead of a "C".  I thought maybe I was tripping out or something...  hehe.
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Re: Teaching english with SC:UM, problems
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2003, 05:55:55 pm »

Far from it, man! Canada is great!!!
I should have listed South Africa as well (I don't think I forgot anyone else who wouldn't  n e e d  a translation of the game)
As far as the spelling goes: A lot of differences in capitalization as well...
United States of America - Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
Great Britain - Grossbritannien
New Zealand - Neuseeland
Australia - Australien
Ireland - Irland
Canada - Kanada
Why I listed Canada? What would you have said if I had left it out?!? Canada is important and lately one of the few countries which is not mad at us Germans for having an own opinion, therefore:
O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2003, 09:26:19 pm »

The names get even worse when you progress to weird languages like finnish:

The United States : Yhdysvallat
Great Britain : Iso-Britannia
New-Zealand : Uus-Seelanti

The rest are pretty similar, although they are pronounced diffeently

Oh, and GM, I'm sure the french like you as well Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2003, 09:38:14 pm »

Ah oui, les Francaises! Well, I guess it pays off making peace with your arch-enemy after all  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2003, 09:52:04 pm »

kinda ironic that. the nemys enemy is my friend Smiley

although that doesn't apply to the Kohr-Ah I suppose
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Re: Teaching english with SC:UM, problems
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2003, 11:24:27 pm »

Heh.....SCUM !!!!!!
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« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2003, 11:27:54 pm »

Scum?
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« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2003, 05:41:16 am »

SCUM???
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