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Nac Mac Feegles

Postby tanwir » Sat May 03, 2014 7:46 pm

What British dialect do the Nac Mac Feegles speak? Can it be connected to one dialect or a mixture of two or more?
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby Tonyblack » Sat May 03, 2014 7:49 pm

Hi tanwir and welcome to the site. :)

They seem to have a Scottish accent - but pinning it down to a particular part of Scotland isn't so easy.
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby mirandashell » Sat May 03, 2014 9:16 pm

I tend to read it as Glaswegian. But it isn't.
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat May 03, 2014 10:58 pm

There is a bit of weegie and general lowland Scots in it as Terry did spend some time there in weegieland to get an idea of the dialect. :mrgreen:
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby tanwir » Sun May 04, 2014 6:04 am

So what happens when Terry's books are translated into other languages. It wouldn't make sense to retain a Glasgow accent. What would a German Nac Mac Feegle sound like for example?
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby chris.ph » Sun May 04, 2014 1:01 pm

yeah.... that helped dug :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat May 10, 2014 9:07 pm

tanwir wrote:So what happens when Terry's books are translated into other languages. It wouldn't make sense to retain a Glasgow accent. What would a German Nac Mac Feegle sound like for example?

Exactly the same, as there are no Feegles in Germany or any other country. ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby chris.ph » Sun May 11, 2014 1:47 pm

im very tempted to mention the german accent in allo allo :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun May 11, 2014 2:24 pm

Klop :lol:
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby lazecraze » Thu May 22, 2014 6:23 am

mirandashell wrote:I tend to read it as Glaswegian. But it isn't.


Me too. Also, LOVE your profile picture!
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby mirandashell » Thu May 22, 2014 4:24 pm

Thank you! It was a lot fun knitting it.
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby Mixa » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:25 pm

tanwir wrote:So what happens when Terry's books are translated into other languages. It wouldn't make sense to retain a Glasgow accent. What would a German Nac Mac Feegle sound like for example?


Well, I don't know what the Germans did, but the Spanish translators found a great solution for the Feegles' accent: they made them speak Galician, the language of Galicia (because the Spanish principal language is Castilian but there are other languages such as the Galician, Basque and Catalan).

Here you can hear the difference between Castilian and Galician:


Castilian monologue

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Galician monologue

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For me it's still difficult to understand the original Feegles, but the Spanish ones are hilarious! :mrgreen:

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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:57 pm

A very sensible solution there Mixa. Which suggests that other translators may also have picked on a regional accent or dialect to interpret the Feegles.

Do Dutch Feegles speak Frisian? German Feegles have maybe a Bavarian accent...
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:28 pm

That may not go down too well Mad as the Germans as are sometimes not that keen on the Bavarian's and visa versa North/South divide. ;)
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Re: Nac Mac Feegles

Postby chris.ph » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:17 pm

they arent to clever about east west either :whistle: :whistle:
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