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  • posted: January 11 @ 11:00pm
Theme Week. Lost in Translation.

Day 1: Sabirabad region Youth and Sport department.

I'm going to translate exactly as they read and not what they mean. After all, the former would be no fun. So far so good. This makes sense.


hale. says:
it is spelled "ryan," not "rayon."
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:01pm -
Gavin says:
lots of upside down and backwards e's.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:03pm -
mackle says:
Does their uppercase I just look like a huge lowercase i?
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:08pm -
Absolutely says:
@Gavin it was incredibly confusing at first. The backwards e, or "shwa" is like the "a" in apple. They have three sounds for our "E". It's kind of ridiculous.

@Mackle in Azeri, I and i are two different sounds. The i produces an "eey" whereas the I is more like an "ih" sound. Most likely a horrible phonetical example on my part.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:20pm -
Wheat Beard. says:
@mackle I was hoping they were all upside down exclamation points.
Posted: Jan 11th, 2010 - 11:21pm -
Fincannon says:
@Absolutely, keep your signs easy like that and i'll have no problem reading them. Also, you are doing a pretty good job laying down the Azerbaijani language knowledge. You probably paid attention unlike me.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 2:40am -
jonshell says:
this'll be fun.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 4:34am -
Matty O says:
I like what you're doing. But I'm going to do my own translations for your theme here.

"Sars is bad; rayon cancer is also inconvenient!"
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 8:41am -
ZFA says:
dear @absolutely - i love you forever. alicia too.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 9:40am -
ThatGuy says:
I'm sure this will get more and more hilarious as the week goes on.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 12:01pm -
Steve-O says:
You are my inspiration for this week.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 2:40pm -
wondermade says:
That looks mind boggling.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 6:01pm -
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