Coming Out of Left Field

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Translations by "Telephone"

Found this fun link on Easily Addictive:

lost in translation

If you enter some English text and click "Babelize", the program will translate the text back and forth between five different languages, with hilariously incomprehensible results. For instance, I put in the first sentence of the U.S. Constitution:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

When I submitted the text (including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean as options for translation), the program came up with this:

"Our American, integrated decree very, justice the end to give the form to the mechanism, the loaded combination that it, who is guaranteed, is peace, for the places of the order to the general defense, the general of the well-being of the promotion, interior of benediction exempts to us of the sky of the guarantee, we this circumstance of the accosentito because in the S.U.A., the front part it installs it."

It's "Telephone" for the 21st century. :)

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