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#1 Batistaberg

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Posted 14 November 2009 - 11:50 PM

moin guise,

I searched and searched and searched and I couldn't fin anything...

What I need is a tool which translates normal English into Shakesperian (Early Modern) English.

For example:
I type in ''The English article uses frames.'', and when I press on Enter it should spit out ''Ye Englishe article useth frames.''

So it should work like a normal e-dictionary or google-translator.

Please help me. I am frustrated already, because I really need it.

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#2 Vellfire

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:00 AM

Why do you want this because unless it's for HUMOROUS REASONS it is going to look and sound really, really awful.

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#3 Dr. Ears

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 12:49 AM

Deacon, please tell me you are fucking kidding.

By the sounds of things you think Shakespearean English was just how they spoke in that time. Part of it is because of that, but also because Shakespeare's plays were written in Iambic Pentameter. That is why his dialogue is written like that. You will be hard pressed to find a translator that translates modern English into Iambic Pentameter.

Sorry bro, but you're pretty much out of luck.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:01 AM

Thou addlehead, what bee'st thy reasons for such an aim? 'Tis it thy aim to mock the Bard, or to provide a semblance of wisdom?
That would I know ere I offer my services to thee in thy work.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:23 AM

lol what
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#6 Terrorantula

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:32 AM

I'd definitely say that understanding Shakespeare and his language is not something that can merely be spat out by a computer program, but has to be learned, and isn't always easy. For example, I seem to have mixed up the formal and informal pronouns in the previous line...  :sweat:
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#7 Dale Gobbler

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:51 AM

No hablo inglés

#8 XxSylverxX

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:24 AM

it also makes you sound like an arrogant prententious piece of shit when you write in that manner.

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:02 AM

jo quiero taco bell
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Хорошая работа для для того чтобы потерять ваше время путем перенести этот никудышный блок текста в английском.

#10 Allen Hunter

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:03 AM

i areth an intelligenteh writereth i shalleth defecateth onto your pilloweth
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#11 Nessiah

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 10:22 AM

Too much eth D:
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:20 AM

Tell me it's for a game...

#13 Vellfire

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 01:49 PM

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 02:03 PM

wow.

#15 Lyndon

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:07 PM

haha pretty good

although, "isn't it that festival day?" should be "is not that festival day?" or "is it not that festival day?" I believe

#16 Vellfire

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:25 PM

i was only trying to shakespeare-ize parts of it

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#17 tuxedo marx

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 05:28 PM

shakespeare: just talks funny

#18 Batistaberg

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:58 PM

I dont want Iambic Pentametres. I also dont care for rhyme or something. I just want ye Early Moderne Englishe. It's not about the correctness of a sentence, it is more about single words. If i type in a sentence (which already should be correct) I need to know how many and which words in it where different in Shakespeare's time and which can keep as they are today.

Tell me it's for a game...

Yes, it is. And if I really can't get such a tool, I have to cencel the game... which would be very sad since I already have the intro done. :-(

#19 Vellfire

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:18 PM

If you can't write this game without some awful converter program that wouldn't work properly even if it existed, and your game is full of fake old english shit, your game wasn't going to be very good anyway.

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#20 Killer Wolf

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:25 PM

"To me yon brother, thou art Royal. Don'tst thou seeth? Brother. Of oh yonder Prince," he jumped to punch an old woman in the face with his boner as they passed her. She ricketed back and forth with the sound of rust.  "Heh.  I'm a killer wolf," he ejaculated.


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