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twoisone
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 3:05:51 PM

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Hi y'all language lovers,

hopefully I will be transcribing videos in the near future (as a volunteer). It concerns English text with a slight Hindi accent.

Although I am a near native speaker, or so I'm told (Dutch is my mother tongue) I don't expect to be able to do without help. That is why I've started this thread. Contemporary words and slang I could definitely improve upon. And always more to be learning...

Hope I can count on your support :)
It is quite an adventure Angel

Romany
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 4:34:57 PM
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We have quite a few Indian English (IE) speakers, and I know at least two are Hindi - so you're in luck.

It sounds like quite an adventure - hope you enjoy the whole process.
twoisone
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 5:14:38 PM

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Kicking off with question № 1

The word I am looking for means intensely driven, super determinated.
Sounds like hellbanged.
Any suggestions anyone? Thanks so much for anwering.
NKM
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 5:51:44 PM

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I'm American, but let me butt in with "hell-bent" as a fairly common phrase here in the U.S.

Might be different elsewhere, so you may get some better answers.

twoisone
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 6:26:27 PM

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That's it, NKM !

Thanks for helping me out :)

Sanmayce
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 6:39:59 PM

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twoisone wrote:
Kicking off with question № 1

The word I am looking for means intensely driven, super determinated.
Sounds like hellbanged.
Any suggestions anyone? Thanks so much for anwering.


Hi, despite my intermediate level, love such game-like usage cases.
Since I watch UFC, regularly the MMA fight podcasts use 'relentless', it is the first that comes to mind. From Latin re- + lentare to bend, loosely: no-bent. Second, is 'unstoppable', wish I had more.
Your real-world task makes me rethink some of my attempts to automate such searches for synonyms.

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Sanmayce
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 7:01:24 PM

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Feel like can't find more, yet quite similar are:
the stronger: adamant
or the softer: hardcore
Once I used 'rabid' when wanted to denote crazy-focused on some activity.

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twoisone
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 7:19:53 PM

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Romany wrote:

We have quite a few Indian English (IE) speakers, and I know at least two are Hindi - so you're in luck.

It sounds like quite an adventure - hope you enjoy the whole process.


Thank you, Romany, I am really happy to explore this new territory :)

Up until today I have been present in Games only here at TFD. A few of the regulars there are from India.
Possibly I will come across words that only Hindi speaking people can help out with but not that often I guess.

Most questions I'll come up with will be on regular English words I just don't know and words I don't recognize because of the pronunciation of the speaker.
Sanmayce
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 7:32:40 PM

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Looking again at thread's name and your task, isn't it more correctly to say:

'on point transcriptions'
'verbatim transcriptions'

Even to me, 'truthful' sounds overkillingly (as an overkill).

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twoisone
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 8:08:36 PM

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Sanmayce, I appreciate your suggestions but the word was
'hell-bent'. NKM has provided me with it.


A transcript is a written copy of a speech/anything spoken.
It needs no adjective to point out that it is accurate.

'Truthful' is true as to what the content is about.
Also it's fun to just throw in a nice bit of alliteration.
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Verbatim
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 9:26:16 PM
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twoisone wrote: "The word I am looking for means intensely driven, super determinated.
Sounds like hell-banged.
Any suggestions anyone? Thanks so much for anwering."

Now that you know that hell-bent is what you were looking for, it remains to be clarified that it has nothing to do with being "super determinated".
On the other hand, hell-banged may (in a certain sense). Not talking
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Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 10:20:40 PM

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Determined works better than determinated.
twoisone
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2017 10:58:09 PM

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Verbatim wrote:
Now that you know that hell-bent is what you were looking for, it remains to be clarified that it has nothing to do with being "super determinated".
On the other hand, hell-banged may (in a certain sense).Not talking

Haha OOPS

palapaguy wrote:
Determined works better than determinated.

For sure ;)
Sanmayce
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 4:30:57 PM

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Oh, the two things that make me think you are translating and making subtitles:
- transcribing videos;
- The word I am looking for.

>A transcript is a written copy of a speech/anything spoken.
>It needs no adjective to point out that it is accurate.

You are wrong, just see the 31,800,000 hits for wrong+transcript

>'Truthful' is true as to what the content is about.

Man, seeing the unclear context you gave, I guessed your focus is on the verbatim "transfer".

"What is verbatim transcription? A verbatim transcript includes all dialogue spoken, word for word, including fillers, false starts and repetitions. Verbatim transcription is most commonly used for legal transcription, medical transcription, psychological reports and often video transcription."

I still cannot get whether your transcripts are subtitles without any change in the original language or you translate them.
You see, you ask for a synonym not giving any context, what if it is a lover/warrior/scientist...

If not a secret, would you give me the full context, wanna see whether you are right, I detect/sense you have kinda overconfidence, no offense.

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twoisone
Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2017 5:52:28 PM

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It's simple really.
This is a thread on English vocabulary.

At times I will hear a word which I am unfamiliar with.
Without a written version of the word that I can look up I'll depend on googling what I think it might have been. If I don't succeed in figuring it out on my own I will ask assistence here.
That's all.
twoisone
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:28:36 AM

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Hello native speakers,

after some time I'm back at working on English texts.
This time it is proof reading what has already been transcribed by somebody else.

Here are two lines:

to be wiped from the face of the earth
to be wiped off from the face of the earth

Which is the correct one or are they equally correct?

Thanks for assisting :)

Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:23:53 AM

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Highly determined - a tough nut


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 8:27:43 AM

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Wipe off the face of the earth,
also: wipe off the map.


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Romany
Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:09:49 PM
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Well now, why would we add an extra preposition? You know we love to shorten both words and sentences!Whistle

So no, as JJ says - "off from" doesn't work.
twoisone
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:26:28 AM

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Romany wrote:

Well now, why would we add an extra preposition? You know we love to shorten both words and sentences!Whistle

So no, as JJ says - "off from" doesn't work.



:D

Thanks JJ and Romany

I'll stick with 'wipe off'.
Still wondering if 'wipe from' is as elegant...
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:23:25 AM

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Depending on which tense you want to use, you could say:

to wipe/to be wiped off the face of the Earth or,
to wipe/to be wiped from the face of the Earth

Any one of them will work and sound natural.


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