Names of Characters in Foreign Editions.

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:13 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Do you read the books in Dutch or English Sjoerd3000? My Dutch friend read them in Dutch and then I was sending her British copies to read. She really enjoyed them in English. :D


I started reading the books in Dutch. But then I couldn´t find the Dutch translation of Interesting times so I bought that one in English and enjoyed that very much. After that I started reading (and buying :wink: ) the books in English. I still have a lot of the books in Dutch and I still read them. :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:18 pm

chris.ph wrote:why does dutch always seem pornographic ,or is it just me. especially magrats :shock:


There is nothing pornographic about the names I assure you :wink:
.....On second thougt however Snikkel (Dibbler's Dutch name) is a Dutch slang term for p#nis :shock:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:29 pm

Cut Me Own What Off? :shock: :o :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:33 pm

Here are some of the booknames in Dutch:

Equal Rites = Meidezeggenschap
Mort = Dunne Hein
Sourcery = Betoverkind
Wyrd Sisters = De Plaagzusters
Moving Pictures = Rollende Prenten
Reaper man = Maaierstijd
Witches Abroad = Heksen in de Lucht
Small Gods = Kleingoderij
Lords and Ladies = Edele Heren en Dames
Men at arms = Te Wapen
Soul Music = Zieltonen
Feet of Clay = Lemen Voeten
Hogfather = Berevaar
Jingo = Houzee!
The Last Continent = Het jongste werelddeel
Carpe Jurgulum = Pluk de Strot
Going Postal = Posterijen
Thud! = Bam!
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:37 pm

As you can see from the first post on this thread - I've got The Light Fantastic in Dutch - wish I could read it. :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:38 pm

i think i would have guessed one of those, guess which one :) :?:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:43 pm

chris.ph wrote:i think i would have guessed one of those, guess which one :) :?:
Bam? :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:46 pm

how did you guess :shock: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:48 pm

chris.ph wrote:how did you guess :shock: :lol: :lol:
You know Chris - I think the Dutch use all the vowels in their language that the Welsh don't bother with. Maybe they stole them. :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:50 pm

somebody pinched them out of my mothers maiden name there arent any vowels in it :!:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:57 pm

chris.ph wrote:i think i would have guessed one of those, guess which one :) :?:


Maybe you can gues which ones these are: :wink:
Dief van Tijd
De Nachtwacht
De Vijfde Olifant
Monsterlijk Regiment
De Kleur van Toverij
Wacht! Wacht!
Interessante tijden
Maskerade
De Waarheid
Pyramides
Mirakelse Maurits en zijn Gestudeerde Knaagdieren
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:59 pm

Tonyblack wrote:As you can see from the first post on this thread - I've got The Light Fantastic in Dutch - wish I could read it. :lol:


Maybe thats a good reason to learn Dutch :) After all how hard can it be? :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:12 pm

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Tonyblack wrote:As you can see from the first post on this thread - I've got The Light Fantastic in Dutch - wish I could read it. :lol:


Maybe thats a good reason to learn Dutch :) After all how hard can it be? :wink:
I have nothing but the deepest admiration for Dutch people and their command of European languages. :D The British are terrible when it comes to learning languages - I don't know why. I used to feel embarrassed that so many Dutch people could speak excellent English and I could barely manage a word of Dutch. :oops:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:18 pm

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Tonyblack wrote:As you can see from the first post on this thread - I've got The Light Fantastic in Dutch - wish I could read it. :lol:


Maybe thats a good reason to learn Dutch :) After all how hard can it be? :wink:
I have nothing but the deepest admiration for Dutch people and their command of European languages. :D The British are terrible when it comes to learning languages - I don't know why. I used to feel embarrassed that so many Dutch people could speak excellent English and I could barely manage a word of Dutch. :oops:


Well one of the reasons that so many Dutch people speak English is that it is compulsory to choose :wink: English as an examination subject at high school. Besides that Dutch is hardly a world language.

The English titles for the books I mentioned earlier are:
Thief of Time
Night Watch
The Fifth Elephant
monstrous regiment
The Colour of Magic
Guards! Guards!
Interesting Times
Maskerade
The Truth
Pyramids
The Amazing Maurice & his Educated Rodents

Who has guessed one right? :)
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:42 pm

i actually got a few of them :D then i got even more when i saw the answers :lol: :lol:
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