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Sektor Gaza wrap-up

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I tried to translate many Sektor Songs. Apart from singing about vampires, dead people etc
which i don't like, they are funny, witty, and probably the most iconic 90s rock band.
not something you'd play on the radio, but a staple for every party.
I can't get it through my brain that these songs have never been translated.
I tried with many. it took me weeks and the result is very meager.
Can someone please land the "coup de grâce" and do the remaining 20 songs.
I requested them forever and people only translate all sorts of pop songs. kinda disheartening.

and no I'm not gonna translate anymore, theres always 2 or 3 words that i can't find
anywhere and its so annoying. also people keep commenting and commenting on my translations.
jesus christ, just make your own translation already.
most songs have hardly 4 stanza.

cheers St.Mark

PS: when its all done we can publish it and call it the "Khuy Bible"

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I'm ok to fill-in the blanks for lack of a better translator, but I won't translate again the ones you could fix in 5 minutes if you only accepted a few helpful remarks.

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Joined: 06.02.2016

i cant look at them right now. just reminds me of how much time wasted with them. once theyre all done i'll give each a review.

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Joined: 16.12.2017

Well, you picked a very specific band, there are not to many fans of it (left)
And to translate it without a native help would be quite a challenge, BUT you refuse comments
On the other hand you say there there’s always 2 or 3 words you cannot find anywhere - isn’t this a sign that you should either not translate them or ask for some help?

And I am not criticizing, just thinking out loud and trying to figure out - what do you really want?

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Joined: 06.02.2016

I generally love when people comment if it helps to wrap up the song. but this one guy always writes a doctorate on each song and has like a dozen remarks, so why not just do a new TL. its easier for him, to the poster, and ultimately every listener who doesn't speak the source language. having 2 or 3 translations is always better than one. having a single translation is bad cause you don't always see what might be wrong, or could be put different ways. i generally accept remarks if a line is missing, or something is blatantly wrong. it's also a mood thing. when a guy gives lots of comments but doesn't write where it is, i sometimes just ignore it.

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This guy doesn't care to comment on bad translations, only the ones that might use slight improvements. Why you shy from spending 5 minutes considering helpful suggestions is beyond this guy. This guy would be glad to have native speaker help him sound like a native, but this guy understands some people don't share his views. This guy doesn't especially like to be spoken of using the third person, by the way.

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Joined: 16.12.2017

And I believe this guy likes Сектор Газа

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Joined: 06.02.2016

i think its time we create an official safe space on lyricstranslate. all the crybabies can go there. BTW i don't care how many times I'm still gonna get banned. here to translate songs that are not translated. if people tamper with my songs or destroy my work I'll spend my time elsewhere. I've actually rarely been on the last months for that reason.

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Stop acting the tough guy, Mark. We all know you're a sweetie at heart.

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Joined: 06.02.2016

the songs of sektor gaza have not been translated yet. there are still 20 songs left, just like before. if you want that songbook. help translating. it will give you every song of sektor, including english translation. in one handy PDF. i'm not gonna work on these songs cause it takes me hours and they still have to be corrected after. which makes double the work. the songbook is very worth compiling cause all their songs are readily available on youtube, they are well written, they are great to listen to. both for new learners of russian as well as people who lived in russian speaking countries for several centuries.

once every song is translated. i will make sure every translation is proper, before I compile the songbook.

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Joined: 06.02.2016

Only 3 songs remaining !! Almost there... thank you to everyone who contributed..

http://www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight/3countdown.jpg

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last song missing is "Repetitsya"..

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Joined: 30.06.2018
SaintMark wrote:

last song missing is "Repetitsya"..

Now I am working on English translation. It's left to check my draft with my dictionaries and grammar books. I'll publish it in a few days.

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Joined: 06.02.2016

All Songs of Sektor Gaza have now been translated. Some translation might need a little brush up. I'll assemble the songbook as I find time. It might take some weeks or months.

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Joined: 06.02.2016

Anyone can help me with this problem. many of sektor gaza songs when i go on the page for a song showing both russian and english translation, then click on google chrome options tab (upper right), then click 'print' and wanna export as pdf, no matter if i use panoramic or landscape, lines get overlapped and i can't get a decent pdf. anyone know how to fix this. can't get the font to show any smaller. this sometimes happens and i have to circumvent, exporting source lyrics and TL separately, but is a lot more work. with sektor gaza this problem is very common. don't think the songbook will be ready until late next year.

BTW don't look for me online, I'll be offline for a while. no wifi anymore.

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Joined: 30.06.2018

Use the Opera browser, it creates a PDF file from a HTML-page without overlapped lines. You must click the "Opera menu" in the left-hand top corner, then click the 4th item "Page" and "Export to PDF".

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Joined: 06.02.2016

thx for the heads up. will do. right now I'm only online in public hotspots. my wifi is cut. not sure for how long. no way i'm gonna get my own private wifi. too expensive.

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