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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:07 pm 
 

Couldn't think of a current thread befitting the task, so I'm starting a new one in this nice, clean new forum.

This artist's bio is written in Spanish:
http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/A ... nosa/80236

Rather then simply delete it, or run it through Google Translate to be butchered and jumbled, I figure I'd leave it for a Spanish-speaker to translate, if they feel like doing so. ;)

We can use this thread for posting similar "Help, what's the translation for this?", instead of piggy-backing on the "Mojibakes Repair Thread" (which seems to have been used for a similar purpose in past).
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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:15 pm 
 

Alhadis wrote:
This artist's bio is written in Spanish:
http://www.metal-archives.com/artists/A ... nosa/80236

Rather then simply delete it, or run it through Google Translate to be butchered and jumbled, I figure I'd leave it for a Spanish-speaker to translate, if they feel like doing so. ;)

I'm on it.
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:33 pm 
 

You know Spanish?! :| WTF.
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And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:51 pm 
 

Four years in school, a couple of courses at the University and searching Facebook walls and bios of South American thrash bands for some mention of a demo release. Watching Breaking Bad and [REC] with subtitles helps as well.

I translated some of the bio, that which seemed relevant. Some information was also about his bands and songs specifically. I added those pieces to the respective pages.
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Morrigan
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:00 pm 
 

Honestly, for these kind of texts, I just nuke them. :P They violate the rules in more than one way; not only they aren't in English, but they usually contain tons of non-neutral, self-promoting crap too, and it's not our job to rewrite or correct other user's mistakes, so I just remove these bios entirely.
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:06 pm 
 

I wasn't even sure if it had some valid information that might've been of interest to some users. Granted, if I was going to translate that, I'd be filtering out all the self-promotional/crap talk and leave in only parts that you'd expect to see on Wikipedia.
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grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:39 pm 
 

http://bandzone.cz/epitaf?at=info

Could somebody familiar with Czech please go through Epitaf's line-up and confirm that the instruments the past/present members played are all correct...? I only glossed through the translation, but it'd appear that some of the instruments are wrong, according to the band's bio.
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grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:50 am 
 

http://head.heavy.jp/BIOGRAPHY.htm

Somebody fluent in Japanese might be able to wring some extra line-up (years joined/left) from this band's bio... Google Translate makes a mess of it..
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grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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OpsiusCato
Mexican Metal Inquisition

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:56 pm 
 

Alhadis wrote:
http://bandzone.cz/epitaf?at=info

Could somebody familiar with Czech please go through Epitaf's line-up and confirm that the instruments the past/present members played are all correct...? I only glossed through the translation, but it'd appear that some of the instruments are wrong, according to the band's bio.


I'm done with the lineups and year ranges. Even though I'm NOT familiar with Czech per sé, I have made big updates and cross-referencing information about Root mostly on Czech sites, and that gave me some experience with the language (along with google translate). Since no one had answered, I took the liberty of doing it myself.
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:04 am 
 

Spanish speakers might be able to glean additional trivia on this band from their Blogspot.

CD Info
Flyer, or something
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grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:19 am 
 

Alhadis wrote:
Spanish speakers might be able to glean additional trivia on this band from their Blogspot.

CD Info
Flyer, or something

Done.
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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:03 pm 
 

Anyone know Japanese?
http://www.metal-archives.com/report/vi ... 7/show/all

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TvvrAskesis
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:37 pm 
 

No, not really. But the site mentioned as Source/Evidence in the Hizaki-report is usually very reliable, and there's tons of info on it on Japanese bands and artists. (Don't know if it's still up-dated regularly though. Not for Versailles and Loudness anyway.)
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:16 am 
 

http://baike.baidu.com/view/408154.htm#4

There's a supposed address for this label on that page, but I don't really trust Google Translate's interpretation of it.

If a Chinese speaker could translate the address and check if the address on the label's page is correct, I'd be thankful. :D

EDIT: Okay wait, I think it might've confused "label" for "publisher" on the page. :facepalm: Jesus, I can imagine a bunch of Chinese reading this and rofling their arses off at the dumb English speaker stumbling across their page. :lol: Eh... is my suspicion right?
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grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:19 am 
 

Spanish speaker needed!

http://www.myspace.com/belialspanish
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Belial/3540351015

Read the bio; seems like there were some (past) members that aren't listed in the band's line-up on MA.
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J_Ason wrote:
grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:27 am 
 

Alhadis wrote:
Spanish speaker needed!

http://www.myspace.com/belialspanish
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Belial/3540351015

Read the bio; seems like there were some (past) members that aren't listed in the band's line-up on MA.

Updated the lineup.
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sakuzu
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:30 pm 
 

i think there is a big problems for not-Western characters (like Japanese, Korean o Russian): people can't read them, so for example, I can' know the pronunciation of a name of an album, a band etc.

A solution must be find as soon as possible, overview I know is very hard to make it.

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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:32 pm 
 

sakuzu wrote:
i think there is a big problems for not-Western characters (like Japanese, Korean o Russian): people can't read them, so for example, I can' know the pronunciation of a name of an album, a band etc.

A solution must be find as soon as possible, overview I know is very hard to make it.

The policy is to include the Latinized band name in the additional notes (and also the alternate spelling field so that you can search for it in Latin script). Feel free to report pages without it and give the Latinized spelling.
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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:34 pm 
 

If there's no official translation of the band's name or album title, we just add a transliteration in the additional notes, although a formal translation is generally encouraged.

E.g., on this album, it'd be pointless to bother adding the transliteration of 十殿 since Taiwanese speakers know how to pronounce it, and English speakers who don't know Taiwanese won't bother referring it it by its Taiwanese name.

If they want to know how it's pronounced, there's always Google Translate.

EDIT: Yeah, Azza beat me to the punch. What the big friendly Austrian said. :D
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grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Verd
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Location: San Marino
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:17 am 
 

Yeah, transliterations and translations should be needed, I sincerely do not have a clue about how to pronounce bands like these nor their albums http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/%D0 ... %B6/121354 (by the way the На Самом Краю album of this band have also a different lineup in Cyrillic alphabet in the additional notes)

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Snow Listener
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:47 pm 
 

Transliteration does not make much sense if you do not know that language at all. If you don't know how to pronounce Japanese, you probably want transliteration. But does it tell you how to pronounce it properly? No. Think about it, does a non-Polish speaker know how to pronounce this album title correctly, even though it is written in Latin letters? I guess not. Another example, how are we suppose to "transliterate" the German word ich or über to an English speaker? That would be a difficulty since there are sound not found in English.

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Alhadis
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:57 am 
 

Halógena:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal%C3%B3gena
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Hal ... 3540342160

Biography written in Spanish (no English version available), and the results are too mangled when run through a translator. Appears like the year of formation for the band's MA entry is incorrect too, from what I could gather... somebody care to go through it? :D Maybe even translate the bio for the MA page, if they're feeling extra helpful? Image
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grinder12345 wrote:
And you says that metal is about the riffs, that is bollocks, cause then black and death bands wouldn't get accepted, cause the play termolo-riffs.

they payl termolo! not real riff!

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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:45 am 
 

Alhadis wrote:
Halógena:
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal%C3%B3gena
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Hal ... 3540342160

Biography written in Spanish (no English version available), and the results are too mangled when run through a translator. Appears like the year of formation for the band's MA entry is incorrect too, from what I could gather... somebody care to go through it? :D Maybe even translate the bio for the MA page, if they're feeling extra helpful? Image

I've updated it a bit. Unfortunately there's no mention of when exactly they changed name to Halógena. Only that Roberto Barrionuevo joined a few months after the name change and that it happened before the release of the first album. It would be nice to have some other source than Wikipedia, though...
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MutantClannfear
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:36 pm 
 

Reviving a prehistoric thread because it's the best place for this - if you can read/speak Czech, then please take a look at this report: http://www.metal-archives.com/report/view/id/449479
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 10:15 am 
 

Additional notes in Russian(?)
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ak ... tabs_notes
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 2:57 pm 
 

Additional notes in Spanish on this release.
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Sciera
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 3:04 pm 
 

insAnum wrote:
Additional notes in Spanish on this release.


I've translated them.

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OpsiusCato
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 5:52 pm 
 

You speak Spanish, Sciera!?
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Sciera
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:05 pm 
 

I hardly speak it, I only understand it. I take/took courses on it in university (had to do a beginner's course anyway for my studies - you need to learn a language you hadn't learned before if you want to take post-graduate courses of German linguistics), and for phrases like that my knowledge's enough.

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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:26 pm 
 

Ya veo. Está bien. Sólo sentía curiosidad. Muchos saludos, amiga!
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insAnum
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:25 pm 
 

The additional notes here are both in Spanish and English (Google Translate?) - I'm sure someone here can do a better job at translating it to English.
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Azmodes
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:42 am 
 

Done, mostly a useless promotional text anyway.
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