Monday, November 03, 2008


People are pronouncing the world's words at Forvo. Nice resource!

They don't want you to pronounce words except in your native tongue, but I think it would be really interesting to hear how people from x pronounce y.

I wonder how long the notion of "native tongue" will hold, before it would need to become like a long DNA sequence describing all your influences, much like I think the notion of ethnicity soon becomes impossible in a world with easy travel.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Worst translation ever?

Through Q comes what may be the worst translation ever, almost as bad as the disconnect in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy that almost started an intergalactic war.