[Translators-l] Second appeal from Jimmy
vassia.atanassova at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 20:03:02 UTC 2010
I very much agree with you, Amir!
That's why I left it (in Bulgarian): We fulfill our mission, and we do so
without waste. (without mentioning the Evil Others :) )
I also altered a bit the phrase "I've worked hard over the years to keep us
lean and tight"
To a sceptical reader, who is not so enticed by Wikipedia this may sound
like "I don't want many people to take part in the organization (which
collects and manages the money that you donate)". Besides, the word-play
with "lean and tight" meaning "in good physical shape" is lost in Bulgarian.
So I left it: " to keep us a small but united team". Sounds somehow more
positive. Hope Jimbo won't oppose. :)
On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 9:56 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> I translated it to Hebrew, but i really don't like it. It's unclear
> who those "others" are, and in any case i see no reason to attack them
> or to mention them at all.
> On 2010-12-14, vassia atanassova <vassia.atanassova at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi, all.
> > I'm almost ready with the Bulgarian translation. There is a phrase,
> > that puzzles me and colleagues of mine, whom I asked for advised. What is
> > the phrase *"...and leave waste to others"* supposed to mean in the
> > context of the appeal?
> > Thanks.
> > Vassia
> > On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:46 AM, Philippe Beaudette <
> > pbeaudette at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> >> Translators,
> >> We've posted a second appeal from Jimmy for translation at
> >> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2010/Jimmy_appeal_2
> >> <http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2010/Jimmy_appeal_2>This
> >> is performing very well in English, but may be tricky to translate -
> >> idiomatic. This is probably a good time to mention again that we're
> >> looking
> >> for localization - not strict, word-for-word translation. If a phrase
> >> doesn't work, don't use it, or substitute something better. :)
> >> Thank you!
> >> pb
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