Monthly Archives: February 2017

Double adjective accordance: scoring 98.43%

Now scoring 1 – 2/128 = 98.43%. There are only two related errors, of a special case of adjective accordance: ‘aux xxie et XXe siècles’  (in the 21st and 20th centuries) should translate into: à i XIXu è XXu seculi. … Continue reading

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Accordance of past participe

Now scoring 1 – 2/129 = 98.44%. The issue of past participe’s accordance again: ‘une session du parlement tenue à Nuremberg’ (a session of the Parliament held in Nuremberg) should translate into una sessione di u parlamentu tenuta in Nuremberg. … Continue reading

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Past participe or present simple: the disambiguation of French ‘construit’

In the present case, it should read, custruitu à u seculu XII (built in the 12th century). The error relates to the disambiguation of French ‘construit’. It can translate into: custruitu (built): past participe, masculine, singular custruisce (builds): present simple, … Continue reading

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The disambiguation of French ‘fils’ again: scoring 98.42%

Scoring 1 – 2/127 = 98.42%. Of interest: ‘de 839 à sa mort’ (from 839 to his death) should read: da u 839 à a so morte. French ‘de’ translates either into di or into da in Corsican language (to … Continue reading

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Can translation help teaching an endangered language?

Can translation help self-teaching and endangered language? It seems yes, it the translation is accurate. Let us check with the verb parlà (to speak). In this case, the translation is 100% accurate, so it can help (but we need to … Continue reading

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Scoring 98.18%

Scoring 1 – 2/110 = 98.18%. One – gross – error that relates to the non-translation of a compound number (‘cinquante-trois’). Another error due to the presence of a quotation mark. Feigenbaum test failed.

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Language self-reference again

Language self-reference is not as uncommon as one could think at first glance. In the above excerpt, we find another of that issue of ‘language self-reference’ (or ‘target language shift’). French ‘le surnom d’« Old Reliable » (en français, « … Continue reading

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Interesting issue: adjective dependency

Scoring 1 -7/139 = 94.96%. The interesting issue of adjective dependency  is lurking . French word ‘originaire’ within ‘originaire de Kushima’ is ambiguous.  It can be translated either into ‘originariu‘ (adjective, masculine; in English: originary) or into ‘originaria‘ (adjective, feminine; in … Continue reading

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