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Old 12-28-2004, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Hahaha...A BRAZILIAN translation?

Someone must have been smoking lots of ganja this morning: There's no such a language as Brazilian; they speak Portuguese.

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Old 12-28-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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1. I don't use drugs.
2. Check here dipstick.
Differences are differences.
You need to find a hobby. I suggest you drop pissing me off. It's not worth it.

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Old 12-28-2004, 09:35 PM   #3
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Differences
> are differences.
You need to find a hobby. I suggest you
> drop pissing me off. It's not worth it.

I agree with you that differences are differences, and I know that there are significant differences between the dialects, but the language is still called Portuguese and the proper way to distinguish between the two is to say "European Portuguese" and "Brazilian Portuguese".

We don't have a language called Mexican (contrary to what the Conmander in Cheat may think) just because the dialect of Spanish spoken in Mexico is very different from that which is spoken in Spain.


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Old 12-28-2004, 10:33 PM   #4
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Maybe so, but let's put this into a different perspective. While we don't have a language called "American" despite having many differences in both spelling and pronounciation from the English dialect spoken in, say, the United Kingdom, typically people call both dialects "English" unless you're a fucking bleeding-heart PC type, or unless you're a language selector in Linux.

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Old 12-28-2004, 11:31 PM   #5
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> While we don't have a language called "American" despite
> having many differences in both spelling and pronounciation
> from the English dialect spoken in, say, the United Kingdom,
> typically people call both dialects "English" unless you're
> a fucking bleeding-heart PC type.

Brazilian people never call their language Brazilian: So what reason would ZD have to call it anything other than Brazilian Portuguese?


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Old 12-29-2004, 12:42 AM   #6
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> Brazilian people never call their language Brazilian: So
> what reason would ZD have to call it anything other than
> Brazilian Portuguese?

This is semantic crap. Why don't you do something constructive for a change - go to the source and tell devilfox not to submit translations as Brazilian, but rather Brazilian Portugese. Tell him you're unhappy. Tell him how his months of hard work were undermined completely by his STUPID STUPID inability to work out exactly what dialect he speaks. Tell him that the better-knowing Brazilian Portugese speakers of the world deserve, nay demand better. Godammit, their lives are difficult enogh as it is, between being robbed by street urchins and chased by monkeys, without such hideous, glaring, unforgiveable misnomers as this.

Let us know how you get on.

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Old 12-29-2004, 02:49 AM   #7
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You know, it's submitted as Brazilian, it stays that way..unless you get a degree in linguistics, you can't tell me otherwise.
There are classes in Brazilian language. Not Brazilian Portuguese, as it should be, but Brazilian.
Next time you even fucking infer I use drugs, find another web board. I do this for free. I don't get paid for it. I do it because I love it.
Don't try and make a mockery of someone else's labour of love.
End of discussion.

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Old 12-29-2004, 05:21 AM   #8
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Was there another section added for it under Brazilian? It should be listed under Portuguese. Most Portuguese translations are Brazilian anyway.

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I don't remember getting one labeled Brazilian before. That's why a new section. We can always stick it in with the Portuguese translations. You make the call.

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Old 12-29-2004, 10:37 AM   #10
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Oh, so there WAS a new section. Yeah, Brazilian Portuguese and normal Portuguese are both under the Portuguese section. Honestly, most Portuguese translations are from people in Brazil. I don't hear too terribly much about people in Portugal making translations, but from my understanding Portuguese and Brazilians can understand one another.


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