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Title Text: I solemnly swear that I am up to no good

Thomas, I never liked you, so in the words of Fred Sanford,
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"If you keep acting like an idiot I am going to eat your hat."


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The monsters are coming! :o

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Obsessed by the map
he’s set off a trap
that’s coming to ruin his day.
I can’t think of a chap
that I’d rather crack
to get him out of this little play.
Sophie my dear,
he’s done for, I fear,
without you he hasn’t a chance.
So make yourself clear
if he just won’t hear
and leg it to stay in the dance.

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Don't mind me, I'm just waiting for someone to translate what Sofia said

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Dang it Rick, just give us some translated annotations at the bottom of the panel already.


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Google camera translation is not available for Arabic, So I'm waiting as well.

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I have to admit I think this might be a bit too much dialogue to leave untranslated in some way.


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Hi there! Decided to use the Arabic handwriting tool to see if I could get a close enough translation, and this is what I have. Red indicates my guess as to what it actually says.

Quote:
ولكن أنا خارﺝ من العملات!
قرف! أعتقد سأحاوﻞ!
But I'm out of the coin! [But that's outside my job!]
Ugh! I guess I'll try! [Ugh! I guess I'll look!]

لقد وجدت ذلك! لقد وجدت غر فة سرية!
I found it! I found a secret room!

جبال الذهب! إنه لاًمر مدهش!
Mountains of gold! It's amazing!

مل فملا تملم اللفة المربیة، اًو هل تم التجمین هذا طوال الوقت؟
Have you ever completed a lap, or was it filled all the time? [Are you braindead, or have I been stuttering this entire time?]


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RapidStrike Wrote:
Hi there! Decided to use the Arabic handwriting tool to see if I could get a close enough translation, and this is what I have. Red indicates my guess as to what it actually says.

Thanks RapidStrike, that was really helpful. Welcome to the forums by the way.

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Understanding the strip got easier with the translation, thought there was a room of monsters or something in the last panel.


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RapidStrike Wrote:
Hi there! Decided to use the Arabic handwriting tool to see if I could get a close enough translation, and this is what I have. Red indicates my guess as to what it actually says.

مل فملا تملم اللفة المربیة، اًو هل تم التجمین هذا طوال الوقت؟
Have you ever completed a lap, or was it filled all the time? [Are you braindead, or have I been stuttering this entire time?]


I get this for the last panel:
هل فعلا تعلم اللغة العربية، أو هل تم التخمين هذا طوال الوقت؟
Google Translate: Do you really learn Arabic, or have you been guessing all this time?


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leinglo Wrote:
Dang it Rick, just give us some translated annotations at the bottom of the panel already.
Yeh, or hovertext, or *something*.

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Just like when I was in the army.... Everybody freaks on the map; nobody listens to the Camel.


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But I'm out of the coin! [But that's outside my job!]
She's saying "but I'm out of coins". The torches are coin-operated.

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Arabic's been updated to be more someone-who-actually-knows-what-they're-doing-y

I tried to have it be funny even if you don't know what she's saying!

(But yeah the first panel is "But I'm out of money! Ugh, I'll try anyway . . ." and the last panel is "Did you actually learn Arabic or have you been guessing this whole time?" Which I hope is suitably ironic)

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There's an old strain of vaudeville comedy where one of the performers doesn't speak the language of the other (or the audience). The humor derived from a mix of mine, textures, facial expressions, and how the responses of the native speaker help the audience interpret the proceedings. Sorta like "Who's on First" made more convoluted by colloqialisms, accents, and the characters talking past each other. I it also helps if one comedian is a transparent boon and the other a bemused, anxious animal. (Sophie has a very expressive face.) It's tough to pull off, but it's fun ... And, yeah, it's also neat to know what they're saying, I admit.


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So how come Sophia can understand English but not speak it?

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Dictionary.com translates this to the following:
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...لكن ليس لدي اي نقوم! اه
But we don't have any! Ah ...
...سأحاول بجميع الاًحوال
I'll try anyway ...

!وجدتها! وجدت غر فة سرية
I found her! Non-secret is found!

!يوجد جبال من الذهب! إنه شيء مذهل
There are mountains of gold! It is awesome!

هل تتكلم العربية ام إنك تتحزر كل الوقت؟
Do you speak Arabic or erase all the time?
It gleans a lot of context out of punctuation, for some reason.

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Argent,
Why does Sophie refuse to speak English even though she understands it?
Lots of folks will understand a foreign language well but prefer not to speak it.
She doesn't impress me as shy. Few camels are. Maybe it's her little way of irritating Thomas for treating her as a 'beast of burden" ....
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So, Sofia found the room with the gold? A camel really succeeded to do that? Shame on you, Thomas! :lol: Also, indeed, how can a camel hand a torch to someone? :P But, a danger is coming, apparently. It must be more than a draft... ;)
Thanks for the Arab text translation. :)

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Thomas - "I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS!"
Sofia - "I HAVE SO MANY ANSWERS!"

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rickgriffin Wrote:
Arabic's been updated to be more someone-who-actually-knows-what-they're-doing-y

I tried to have it be funny even if you don't know what she's saying!

(But yeah the first panel is "But I'm out of money! Ugh, I'll try anyway . . ." and the last panel is "Did you actually learn Arabic or have you been guessing this whole time?" Which I hope is suitably ironic)
Hah! I love that.

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Did anyone else notice that the title is another sneaky reference to Homestar Runner?

"I-I'm not so sure about this collect collect collect!"

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Using Google translate (and a little correction or two to get it to fit the Arabic in the script)

...لكن ليس لدي اي نقوم! اه
... but I have no money! Uh

... سأحاول على أي حال
... I will try anyway

!وجدتها! وجدت غر فة سرية
I found it! I found a secret room! (incidentally, accidentally erasing the first ! gets it to translate as Her Grandmother found a secret room)

!يوجد جبال من الذهب! إنه شيء مذهل
There are mountains of gold! It's amazing

هل تعلم اللغة العربية فعلا أم أنك تخمينت هذا الوقت؟
Did you actually learn Arabic or have you been guessing this whole time?


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Nobody listens to the camels.


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