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Mariya73
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 8:01:58 AM
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Hello everybody!
Im working on my term project and its about the strategies of tronslation of proper names from English to German
Has anyone seen any tables with corellations of Eng and German letters and or maybe some correlations of sounds and letters?
IMcRout
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 9:02:09 AM

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I must admit I have no idea what you are talking about. Could you give us an example of where proper names are translated?

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Mariya73
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 1:40:35 PM
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IMcRout wrote:
I must admit I have no idea what you are talking about. Could you give us an example of where proper names are translated?
weeell, for instance, Gendalf-Gandalf, Roac-Roäc, such correlations of letters
IMcRout
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:09:13 PM

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I know Gandalf and Roäc from both the English original and the German translation of Lord of the Rings. I have never read or heard of the other names. Think

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Mariya73
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 2:57:21 PM
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IMcRout wrote:
I know Gandalf and Roäc from both the English original and the German translation of Lord of the Rings. I have never read or heard of the other names. Think

the ones u mentioned are more of german origin because they were worked on to fit the language, Gendalf and Roec are of English
IMcRout
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 3:32:03 PM

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I'm sorry, mariya. I think there is a misunderstanding. Gandalf and Roäc are the names Tolkien gave to his characters. He had a lot of knowledge of Scandinavian and other Germanic names, and a lot of fantasy.

You cannot 'translate' these names into German.

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Mariya73
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 3:56:42 PM
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IMcRout wrote:
I'm sorry, mariya. I think there is a misunderstanding. Gandalf and Roäc are the names Tolkien gave to his characters. He had a lot of knowledge of Scandinavian and other Germanic names, and a lot of fantasy.

You cannot 'translate' these names into German.

yes we cant but here we see the strategy of phonetic transcriprion...
IMcRout
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:44:20 PM

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Take a look at some of the links here. You'll find some have tables with corresponding English and German sounds.
Maybe that can help you.

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Mariya73
Posted: Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:51:48 PM
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IMcRout wrote:
Take a look at some of the links here. You'll find some have tables with corresponding English and German sounds.
Maybe that can help you.

Ohhh thank you so much!!! That's almost exactly what I've been lookin for!!
IMcRout
Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015 5:59:37 AM

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You're welcome, and good luck with your project.

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