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Online translators?

Discussion in 'Research' started by ChasingSuns, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. ChasingSuns

    ChasingSuns Sage

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    So I'm looking for more inspiration for my in-progress conlang. In short, I have been trying to find an online translator that can give me English-Arabic and English-Chinese translations. The problem is, I can't read said languages, so I am trying to find one that keeps the words in latin symbols. Anyone find anything like this? I suppose I could copy and paste into a transliteration tool, but I would really like to find an online tool that just does that step automatically.
     
  2. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    When I use google translate [yes I know...] I get a Latin text version below the main box [where it says Suggest an edit].
    So when I type in "Hello and good morning":
    for Arabic I get "marhabaan wasabah alkhayr"
    for Chinese [Traditional] "Nǐ hǎo, zǎoshang hǎo"
    I won't vouch for how good the translations are but the Ni Hao bit of Chinese is pretty much okay for Hello.
     
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  3. ChasingSuns

    ChasingSuns Sage

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    How did I not notice this? I've been using Google Translate for years *facepalm*. Thanks a bunch!
     
  4. CupofJoe

    CupofJoe Myth Weaver

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    A 10 yo daughter of a friend of the family just made my phone translate French for me... and I've had the phone three years.
    To her, it was like I didn't know how to open a door...
     

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