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Discussion in 'Research' started by ChasingSuns, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. ChasingSuns

    ChasingSuns Sage

    Hello fellow scribes! So I have been working on some worldbuilding involving names of places, people, and whatnot. I want them to branch out beyond the traditional European-esque fantasy names that are so often used. I tried translating some words on google translate and a couple of other site into languages like Chinese and Arabic for some inspiration, but they give me the translation written in that language, which isn't very helpful considering that I can't read it :p

    Are there any websites where I can get translations that I can actually read?
  2. Svrtnsse

    Svrtnsse Staff Article Team

    If you're using google translate there's an option called Read Phonetically (icon with the letter Ä). It will show the "pronunciation" of the world just below the lower right corner of the translation box. For example Google Translate - which shows as qalea.

    EDIT: I haven't toyed around with this much, so I'm not sure how useful it is, but it may be worth looking into.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2016
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  3. ChasingSuns

    ChasingSuns Sage

    I can't believe I didn't notice that! I've spent so much time on google translate xp Thank you so much! I'm checking it out now and it's helping a lot.

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