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Aroenai

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Hey Guys,

I'm hoping some translators might be able to help with a few items for my next Majora's Mask patch update. Looking for assistance from Japanese, German, French, and Spanish translators.

I have these 3 dialogs in English, but need translations for Japanese, German, French, and Spanish. The original text was from MM 3DS, if that helps (these are for the N64 version though).

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Goron Drums
The traditional instrument of
the Goron tribe.
Play them with \A Button\ and the four \C Button\
Buttons. Press \B Button\ to stop.

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Zora Guitar
A soulful guitar from a Zora band.
It's overflowing with good vibes.
Play it with \A Button\ and the four \C Button\
Buttons. Press \B Button\ to stop.

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Deku Pipes
Loud pipes that sprout forth
from your Deku Scrub body.
Play them with \A Button\ and the four \C Button\
Buttons. Press \B Button\ to stop.

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 07:40:07 am »
So i hope i can help with the german text. I have to expand the describtion a little bit to sound more like a german description:

Goron Trommeln
Das traditionelle Instrument des Stammes der Goronen.
Spiele sie mit dem \A Knopf\ und den vier \C Knopf\ Knöpfen.
Drücke den \B Knopf\ um zu aufzuhören.

Zoras Gitarre
Eine gefühlvolle Gitarre von Zoras Band.
Sie ist voll mit guten Schwingungen.
Spiele sie mit dem \A Knopf\ und den vier \C Knopf\ Knöpfen.
Drücke den \B Knopf\ um zu aufzuhören.

Deku Halm?
Loud pipes that sprout forth
from your Deku Scrub body. -> I have to know what this item do.
Spiele sie mit dem \A Knopf\ und den vier \C Knopf\ Knöpfen.
Drücke den \B Knopf\ um zu aufzuhören.

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 08:16:01 am »
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Goron Drums
The traditional instrument of
the Goron tribe.
Play them with \A Button\ and the four \C Button\
Buttons. Press \B Button\ to stop.

Le tambour de Goron,
L'instrument traditionnel de la tribu des Gorons.
Jouer avec le bouton A et les 4 boutons C.
Presser le bouton B pour arrêter.


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    Zora Guitar
    A soulful guitar from a Zora band.
    It's overflowing with good vibes.
    Play it with \A Button\ and the four \C Button\
    Buttons. Press \B Button\ to stop.

La guitare Zora,
Une guitare mélancolique d'un groupe de Zora,
Elle déborde de bonnes vibrations.
Jouer avec le bouton A et les 4 boutons C.
Presser le bouton B pour arrêter.

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Deku Pipes
Loud pipes that sprout forth
from your Deku Scrub body.
Play them with \A Button\ and the four \C Button\
Buttons. Press \B Button\ to stop.
Orgue Deku
Des orgues qui ???? de votre corps de ???
Jouer avec le bouton A et les 4 boutons C.
Presser le bouton B pour arrêter.

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 02:43:48 pm »
Aroenai, I'll be more than glad to help you every time in spanish. I'll be interested if possible, in return, you could help me with hacking some projects too, As I'm only a writer :) let me know :) as for your request:

Tambores Gorones
Son los instrumentos tradicionales de

La tribu Goron.

Tocalos con el\Boton A\ y los cuatro\Botones c\de los Botones. Presiona \Boton B\ para parar.



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Guitarra de Zora

Es una enternecedora Guitarra que pertenece a la banda Zora.

Esta más que llena de buenas vibras.

Tocala con \el Boton A\y los cuatro\Botones c\de los Botones.

Presiona \Boton B\ para parar.







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Gaitas Deku

Gaitas ruidosas que crecen y se extienden

Desde tu cuerpo Deku Exfoliante.

Tocalas con el\Boton A\ y los cuatro\Botones c\de los Botones. Presiona \Boton B\ para parar.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 09:02:18 pm by ichidoreichan »

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 08:18:42 pm »
Dang, that was fast! Btw, those \A Button\, \B Button\, and \C Button\'s are placeholders for the N64 button icons not literal text.

Deku Halm?
Loud pipes that sprout forth
from your Deku Scrub body. -> I have to know what this item do.
Spiele sie mit dem \A Knopf\ und den vier \C Knopf\ Knöpfen.
Drücke den \B Knopf\ um zu aufzuhören.

I don't totally agree with the MM 3DS source text for this description... anyway, it's an instrument similar to a bagpipe. Example: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/88_GGHVgta8/maxresdefault.jpg

Aroenai, I'll be more than glad to help you every time in spanish. I'll be interested if possible, in return, you could help me with hacking some projects too, As I'm only a writer :) let me know :) as for your request:

I can certainly try, but I'm only very familiar with the text for the N64 Zelda games.

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 09:06:52 pm »
I revised the Spanish language and made a few changes, anyway I was thinking something in the realm of the SNES. I'm a Japanese translator well versed in English and Native Spanish.
I mention this because the so-called " Spanish translations" that they do on this site are godawful. You can tell they fixed the google translation a little but it sounds unnatural and poor. So, I'd like to try a few projects on my own but I'm just a scriptwriter.
If I could release just a couple of SNES roms from Japanese into english and spanish. It'd be awesome :) thanks. 
 

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 11:01:36 pm »
Sorry but that Spanish one is not very good, you took too many liberties and it actually sounds very "google-translated". Here's my take (I'm a native btw):

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Tambores Goron
El instrumento tradicional de la tribu Goron.
Tócalos con \A Button\ y los cuatro botones \C Button\. Presiona \B Button\ para detener.

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Guitarra Zora
Una emotiva guitarra de una banda Zora. Desborda buenas vibras.
Tócala con \A Button\ y los cuatro botones \C Button\. Presiona \B Button\ para detener.

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Gaita Deku
Ruidosas gaitas que brotan de tu cuerpo de Matorral Deku.
Tócalas con \A Button\ y los cuatro botones \C Button\. Presiona \B Button\ para detener.

I tried looking up the actual text from the 3DS version for comparison but I couldn't find anything.

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 06:38:14 am »
Should probably note that all instances of "Deku" are changed to "Mojo" in the French versions, because "deku" sorta sounds like "de cul" or "from the ass".

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2017, 01:58:39 pm »
So i hope i can help with the german text. I have to expand the describtion a little bit to sound more like a german description:

Goron Trommeln
Das traditionelle Instrument des Stammes der Goronen.
Spiele sie mit dem \A Knopf\ und den vier \C Knopf\ Knöpfen.
Drücke den \B Knopf\ um zu aufzuhören.

Zoras Gitarre
Eine gefühlvolle Gitarre von Zoras Band.
Sie ist voll mit guten Schwingungen.
Spiele sie mit dem \A Knopf\ und den vier \C Knopf\ Knöpfen.
Drücke den \B Knopf\ um zu aufzuhören.

Deku Halm?
Loud pipes that sprout forth
from your Deku Scrub body. -> I have to know what this item do.
Spiele sie mit dem \A Knopf\ und den vier \C Knopf\ Knöpfen.
Drücke den \B Knopf\ um zu aufzuhören.
A bit of messed up, so I decided to correct some issues:

Goronen-Trommel
Das traditionelle Instrument des Stammes der Goronen.
Spiele sie mit dem \A-Knopf\ und den vier \C-Knöpfen\.
Drücke den \B-Knopf\, um aufzuhören.

Zora's Gitarre
Eine gefühlvolle Gitarre einer Zora-Band.
Sie ist erfüllt mit guten Schwingungen.
Spiele sie mit dem \A-Knopf\ und den vier \C-Knöpfen\.
Drücke den \B-Knopf\, um aufzuhören.

Deku-Flöte
Laute Rohre entsprießen
deinem Deku-Blatt-Körper.
Spiele sie mit dem \A-Knopf\ und den vier \C-Knöpfen\.
Drücke den \B-Knopf\, um aufzuhören.

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 09:23:28 pm »
Should probably note that all instances of "Deku" are changed to "Mojo" in the French versions, because "deku" sorta sounds like "de cul" or "from the ass".

Yep, I'm familiar with that Mojo text :thumbsup:

What's your opinion on the French Milk Bar translation? I'm trying to decide which one to use for my Gamecube rom patches.

Original N64: "Le Lactel, Milk-Bar" (similar to French brand name?)
Gamecube: "Le Crémeuh, Milk-Bar" (similar to the French name for Miltank in Pokemon)
Wii Virtual Console: "Le Laktoz, Milk-Bar"
3DS: "Le Lactoze, bar laitier"



There's also a translation correction for the "Circus Leader's Mask" -> "Troupe Leader's Mask" in English for 3DS.

Would these be correct for the other languages?:
Masque du Directeur de Cirque -> Masque du Chef de la Troupe (French)
Careta del Jefe del Circo -> Máscara del Jefe de la Compañía (Spanish) or would it be Careta del Jefe de la Compañía?
Maske des Zirkusdirektors -> ??? (German)

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 05:32:43 am »
Careta del Jefe del Circo -> Máscara del Jefe de la Compañía (Spanish) or would it be Careta del Jefe de la Compañía?

"Máscara" and "Careta" are basically the same, but the latter is rarely used and many people wouldn't even know what it means. "Jefe" is more like a "Boss", and while it's more or less the same, I'd prefer using just "Líder". "Troupe" is kinda tricky as there's no real counterpart, but "Compañía" is a good compromise (as in "compañía de artistas" > "performers company").

So it'd be "Máscara del Líder de la Compañía".

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Re: [Jp, Ger, Fre, Spa] Ongoing translation changes for Majora's Mask
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 03:53:28 pm »
A bit of messed up, so I decided to correct some issues:

Goronen-Trommel


Deku-Flöte
Laute Rohre entsprießen
deinem Deku-Blatt-Körper.
Spiele sie mit dem \A-Knopf\ und den vier \C-Knöpfen\.
Drücke den \B-Knopf\, um aufzuhören.

Why wouldn't it be "Goronen-Trommeln" (Goron Drums)? Isn't Trommel a single drum?

Hmm, maybe it would help if I provide another source for official translations of the items being discussed: https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Ocarina_Transformations#Nomenclature my problem is some of them have stylized names such as "Guitar of Waves" vs "Zora Guitar"

So, it's not really a "flute"... would "Deku-Pfeifen" be more accurate? (borrowing wording from the wiki page)