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How it works

All contestants translate the given text in their chosen language. They make a recording that contains:

- UG nickname
- the text spoken in own language

then they upload it on their profiles. A thread with all links to the profiles shall be made and the judges will chose a top 10. that top 10 shall be posted in the pit to see who wins this competition.

so contestants, please make your recording as attractive as possible and try to make your language come out coolest, funniest, most beautifull, etc.


the text

Choose life, choose a job, choose a career, choose a family, choose a f.ucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance.choose your friends. Choose wondering who the f.uck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing f.ucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, waking up in a miserable home. Choose your future, choose life. But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life, I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons! Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?

- from trainspotting (Yrvin Welsh)


NOTE: If there are words you can't literally translate be original and make something up, use a synonym or whatever be original but try to stick to the text.

The deadline

Last recording uploads will be around:

00.00 Sunday 21/12 to 22/12 GMT

let me know if you uploaded you recording onto your profile so I can add you to the list of links (second post in this thread)

the contestants

*sign up in this thread if you want to compete .. mention spoken language too
max 3 persons/ language*

metaldud536 - Spanish
EnemyWolf - Spanish
Drybananna - Spanish
unet - Hindi and Tamil
NielsWho - Dutch
Thecla - Dutch
frankv - Dutch
linus.d - Swedish
Reject_666_6 - Romanian
Saintsatan - Russian
Anty+7 - French
ling_yu - French
Eruption1991 - Proleten-wienerisch
Akoroon - Canadien French
Froboarder - Canadien French
Freddedonna - Canadien French
magnus_maximus - Scottish
preid - Scottish
Cobain_Is_King - Scottish
satyphan - Portuguese
Alexander_BR - Portuguese
Bleeding_me - Portuguese
Masamune - Brazilian Porteguese
Thales - Brazilian Porteguese
jilaX^ - Norwegian
vintage_x_metal - Bangla
Rock_Rebel - Pig Latin
Lord-O-Donuts - African Dutch
Wolfie7279 - African Dutch
black amendment - Bulgarian
sinan90 - Turkish
Tommy[fin] - Finnish
carmel_l - Hebrew
urik - Hebrew
noxiosTheReturn- Flemish (Belgian Dutch)
ZeGuitarist - Flemish (Belgian Dutch with a Genk accent)
Hanzi_G - Italian
blackenedktulu - Irish
Cat Of Pain - Irish
Ur all $h1t - Irish
apothecarrie - Cantonese
CoreysMonster - German
Kamikaze21 - Swiss German
Firenze - Arabic
esther_mouse - English
SomebodySomeone - English
ColdNovembeRain - American English
mreed1990 - American English
CrzyGuitarist93 - African American
qsceszxdwa - Vietnamese
thebeast666 - Cypriot
Disposable-Hero - Welsh

judges

*I need a good few so sing up in this thread .. mention your country too
max 1 Judge/ coutry to keep things objective*

imdeth - United Kingdom
merfsullivan - America
Fat-bastard0603 - Venezuela
Nilpferdkoenig - Austria

Ostinattos - Mexico
divid3d - Australia
Harmonius - Hong Kong
GmacD - Canada
peterom11 - Ireland
M0ly - Netherlands
cxrlxscr - Spain
noxios - Belgium


good luck everybody


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Last edited by noxiosimitator at Dec 29, 2008,
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Last edited by noxiosimitator at Dec 22, 2008,
#6
Quote by imdeth
So all languages that aren't English?

Quote by JackalUK
I only wish I actually knew how to speak welsh now...


I MUST BE A GOD IN YOUR EYES!!!!

Being trilingual and all. Finally a chance for me to use my languages that didn't involve immigrants and an unmarked van.
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#7
^ so in ? Swedish ?


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#8
Quote by noxiosimitator
^ so in ? Swedish ?

Yeah sure, sign me up.
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#9
Can I do Australian?

Edit: Scratch that, I'm pulling out.

I thought it was an accent competition rather than a language competition.
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Last edited by breadstick at Dec 10, 2008,
#12
Quote by metaldud536
No. Because then I get to do Mexican

Nice work, now you've got me confused.


Breadstick is confused.

He hurt himself in confusion.
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#13
Me please, I'll do french :]

Don't be suprised if I have to back out though. Work is killing me :[
♥xx♥

#14
Quote by breadstick
Nice work, now you've got me confused.


Breadstick is confused.

He hurt himself in confusion.




metaldud go! The perfect chance!


On topic though- May I suggest some sort of poetry for the text? Herman Melville maybe?
#15
Quote by imdeth


metaldud go! The perfect chance!


On topic though- May I suggest some sort of poetry for the text? Herman Melville maybe?

Damnit! How much do you want for it! Quickly!


Oh yea, what are we gonna be reading?
#18
Quote by magnus_maximus
Does Scots count? Most Scots can't even understand different accents from within their own country, especially Shetland islanders.

This

I can speak alot of french but I tend to sound a scottish tourist
" Did You know, in Tibet, if they want something, do you know what they do? They give something away."

"Do they ? That must be why they're such a dominant global power."
#22
Sign me up for Hindi and Tamil.

But make the english to be translated non offensive please.
I'll be asking my mom for translation help for big words.(for tamil that is..)
#23
Sign me up for Spanish.

Espero que ustedes sean dispuestos a perder. Un traductor profesional futuro esta aqui.
#25
Quote by imdeth

On topic though- May I suggest some sort of poetry for the text? Herman Melville maybe?


yeah sure, if its not to fiddicult to translate. just post it here, I'll decide

Quote by magnus_maximus
Does Scots count? Most Scots can't even understand different accents from within their own country, especially Shetland islanders.


sure, you're in


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#26
This seems easy enough

Oscar Wilde - The Grave Of Shelley

Like burnt-out torches by a sick man's bed
Gaunt cypress-trees stand round the sun-bleached stone;
Here doth the little night-owl make her throne,
And the slight lizard show his jewelled head.
And, where the chaliced poppies flame to red,
In the still chamber of yon pyramid
Surely some Old-World Sphinx lurks darkly hid,
Grim warder of this pleasaunce of the dead.

Actually not too easy
#27
You want a funny text to be translated? How about some kind of Monty Python sketch? The Castle of the French, from the Holy Grail, perhaps? That should be fun to translate

FRENCH GUARD:
Allo! Who is eet?
ARTHUR:
It is King Arthur, and these are my Knights of the Round Table. Whose castle is this?
FRENCH GUARD:
This is the castle of my master, Guy de Loimbard.
ARTHUR:
Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.
FRENCH GUARD:
Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he'll be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see.
ARTHUR:
What?
GALAHAD:
He says they've already got one!
ARTHUR:
Are you sure he's got one?
FRENCH GUARD:
Oh, yes. It's very nice-a. (I told him we already got one.)
FRENCH GUARDS:
[chuckling]
ARTHUR:
Well, u-- um, can we come up and have a look?
FRENCH GUARD:
Of course not! You are English types-a!
ARTHUR:
Well, what are you, then?
FRENCH GUARD:
I'm French! Why do think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king-a?!
GALAHAD:
What are you doing in England?
FRENCH GUARD:
Mind your own business!
ARTHUR:
If you will not show us the Grail, we shall take your castle by force!
FRENCH GUARD:
You don't frighten us, English pig-dogs! Go and boil your bottom, sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called Arthur King, you and all your silly English k-nnnnniggets. Thpppppt! Thppt! Thppt!
GALAHAD:
What a strange person.
ARTHUR:
Now look here, my good man--
FRENCH GUARD:
I don't wanna talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
GALAHAD:
Is there someone else up there we could talk to?
FRENCH GUARD:
No. Now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second time-a!
[sniff]
#28
to imdeth: thats not easy at all

zeGuitarist: I love that part but its a dialogue + I don't think its going to show the charm of those languages

EDIT: how about a joke from the best jokes ever thread ?


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#29
^ I know
But there's some awesome monologues in MP as well, aren't there?
Let me think...

"Always look on the bright side of life"?
"Every sperm is sacred"?



EDIT: The joke from In de Gloria?
Last edited by ZeGuitarist at Dec 9, 2008,
#30
Can I be a judge, I talk English an spanish, if I can't judge I could also compete in spanish.
No muerde, no calla
Sin sangre no hay arte
Nada ni nadie
De nada más

Last edited by Fat-bastard0603 at Dec 9, 2008,
#34
Quote by JilaX^
I'm down for Norwegian...

Let this be our final battle...
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#35
I'll join for Spanish. Though, if we have to translate shiat, then I might back out. Someone needs to organize this a little more then we can get rollin' n' whatnot.

If not, I'd love to be a judge from Cuba.
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#36
Quote by Masamune
Meh I could do it for portuguese....what do we read? Make it something easily translatable.


This will definitely be difficult, considering the majority of your country can't read or write.
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#38
I'd like to judge. I'm a whore for languages, so this sort of thing is right up my alley.

EDIT: Oh, nevermind. There's already an American judge.
Last edited by madbasslover at Dec 9, 2008,
#39
Quote by madbasslover
I'd like to judge. I'm a whore for languages, so this sort of thing is right up my alley.

Don't forget to put your country, m8. :Ð
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#40
I'm bilingual.

I speak english and my own language.


Megsalie! Couthmuto foungesmorgan!

EDIT: I get the feeling that my own language doesn't count...
Last edited by The.new.guy at Dec 9, 2008,