Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Small Linguistic World

Last week I was contacted by a University in Russia to translate some text into Klingon.

Apparently they are going to give said texts to students without telling them what language it is and see if they can translate it.

Sadly, they sent me the message through LinkedIn and I wasn't notified of the message.

By the time I replied, they had already moved on with the project.

Yesterday (and then again just now), I got a message from a student at a Russian university who was given some text that they recognized as Klingon to translate.

Wow, small world.

They provided me with the image you see above.

It's not the ideal text to use, in my opinion.

After checking with others, it turns out that it's an attempt at a Jabberwocky translation. http://t.co/SXzLqGI
(thanks to loghaD for finding it)

So far I've been contacted by two students. We'll see who else needs help.

1 comment:

loghaD said...

A few days ago:

Yesterday: http://www.klingon.org/smboard/index.php/topic,1957.0.html

Notice that the second thread's ID number is just 1 greater than the first one's :P