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On Jan 29, 2008 1:59 AM, Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Yes, I think so too: it is lovely!  Very nice work!

Thank you!

> Philip, was it easy to write the picture capture texts?

Easy to type the Greek letters? Yes.

Producing something that I hoped was valid TAKE, though, wasn't
trivial! Especially since it's not my language, so I can't just make
stuff up and declare it to be valid.

I made some guesses for words based on my knowledge of Modern Greek
and the help of a German<->Ancient Greek dictionary; I think most of
the TAKE nouns are probably acceptable. I can imagine the syntax might
be off; I don't know how a TAKE speaker would have formed a
construction "BUILDING in CITY, COUNTRY" so I guessed. (And
inconsistently, as well - I see I did it differently in the first
couple of months from how I did it later.)

I'm also not sure whether placenames would be nativised or not, and
ended up doing so only for the countries but not for the cities. (The
effect for a TAKE speaker might be as if I had written "London,
Royaume-Uni" in French, though, rather than "Londres".)

And I now wonder whether "Dablin" was the best choice for the capital
of Ireland; perhaps in WHAT the island is mostly Irish-speaking and
something like "Bal A Klia" would have been better?

(And I noticed afterwards that I forgot a few accents.)

Cheers,
-- 
Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]>