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(Time)   Star Wars is being translated into the Navajo language -- despite some reservations   (newsfeed.time.com) divider line 46
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2013-04-30 09:23:13 PM  
Might have some trouble with Chewbacca. Does Google Translate do Shyriiwook to Navajo?
 
2013-04-30 09:48:50 PM  
Dances with Ewoks.

Yeah, I know it's not Navajo.  So Sioux me.
 
2013-04-30 09:58:37 PM  
I'm having trouble with the whole Navajo language thingy, didn't we send them all to good ol govmint schools so they would stop all that injun lingo and be good ol Amuricans. Who do they think founded this coontry anywho?
 
2013-04-30 10:16:41 PM  
There are no operational movie theatres on the Navajo Rez.
 
2013-04-30 11:47:15 PM  

toddalmighty: There are no operational movie theatres on the Navajo Rez.


There is no operational anything on the Navajo Rez.
 
2013-04-30 11:50:38 PM  
How?
 
2013-04-30 11:54:39 PM  
It is a good day for Han to shoot first
 
2013-05-01 12:39:21 AM  
That's something to crow about.
 
2013-05-01 01:22:33 AM  
Did they have second thoughts about booking some hotel accommodations in an Native American community?

i.huffpost.com

Cuz that would be a reservation reservation reservation
 
2013-05-01 01:24:06 AM  
Fark that.  Injuns need to speak English.  We whupped their asses and then made them a vital part of both of our very survival.  The least they can do is be bilingual.
 
2013-05-01 01:30:07 AM  
HAHAHAH GENOCIDE IS ALWAYS FUNNEH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2013-05-01 01:31:05 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Fark that.  Injuns need to speak English.  We whupped their asses and then made them a vital part of both of our very survival.  The least they can do is be bilingual.


you need to die in a horrible package wrapping accident racist douchetard
 
2013-05-01 01:32:24 AM  
hey fark mods, isn't the head of one of your big sponsors a Native?
 
2013-05-01 01:33:27 AM  
"both of our very survival"

genius..from a genius
 
2013-05-01 01:34:05 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Fark that.  Injuns need to speak English.  We whupped their asses and then made them a vital part of both of our very survival.   The least they can do is be bilingual.


How do you suppose those poor Navajo speakers were able to translate an American movie if they don't speak English? That must have been hard.
 
2013-05-01 01:47:29 AM  
But is it being translated into binary?

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-05-01 01:49:24 AM  

fusillade762: Smeggy Smurf: Fark that.  Injuns need to speak English.  We whupped their asses and then made them a vital part of both of our very survival.   The least they can do is be bilingual.

How do you suppose those poor Navajo speakers were able to translate an American movie if they don't speak English? That must have been hard.


Very true; they know our language, and a language that we don't know, which makes them dangerous.

I remember going to bars in the Northwest with "No Reservations" signs at the door in the 90s, which was like seeing "Whites Only" above the water fountains in the 1950s.
 
2013-05-01 01:58:09 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: But is it being translated into binary?

[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x397]


Priceless

/thanks for that
 
2013-05-01 02:00:15 AM  

Haliburton Cummings: HAHAHAH GENOCIDE IS ALWAYS FUNNEH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Close the thread, it's a blanket statement
 
2013-05-01 02:04:30 AM  
How?
 
2013-05-01 03:05:27 AM  
Lucas basically sat down with an anthropology textbook and created the Star Wars universe by repackaging the spirituality of mobile hunter-gatherers, so translating the movie into the language of a group of folks who until fairly recently were mobile hunter-gathers seems like a piece of cake.

George Lucas: "So here's where Luke learns about The Force. It's this magical field that surrounds everyone and everything and can be controlled and shaped through meditation. Can you guys come up with a word for that for this scene?" ahahaahahahahah
 
2013-05-01 03:05:32 AM  
Me give 'em up, no more blast 'em!
 
2013-05-01 03:08:37 AM  

LewDux: Haliburton Cummings: HAHAHAH GENOCIDE IS ALWAYS FUNNEH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Close the thread, it's a blanket statement


BLANKETS HAHAHAHA CHOLERA IS ALWAYS FUNNEH! HAHAHAHAHHAHA

GOOD THING NO ONE CALLED EM  NI66A'S CUZ THAT WOULD BE RACIST! HAHAHHAHA


what a shiatpool this place is.

"so why do you come?"

"to remind myself there's some kinda human dignity left and respect for others"

"oh i read your star trak thread and...."


fffftttt
 
2013-05-01 03:42:23 AM  
Haven't they endured enough already? Sheesh...
 
2013-05-01 05:38:10 AM  

Haliburton Cummings: HAHAHAH GENOCIDE IS ALWAYS FUNNEH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


Haliburton Cummings: Smeggy Smurf: Fark that.  Injuns need to speak English.  We whupped their asses and then made them a vital part of both of our very survival.  The least they can do is be bilingual.

you need to die in a horrible package wrapping accident racist douchetard


Haliburton Cummings: hey fark mods, isn't the head of one of your big sponsors a Native?


Haliburton Cummings: "both of our very survival"

genius..from a genius


Haliburton Cummings: LewDux: Haliburton Cummings: HAHAHAH GENOCIDE IS ALWAYS FUNNEH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Close the thread, it's a blanket statement

BLANKETS HAHAHAHA CHOLERA IS ALWAYS FUNNEH! HAHAHAHAHHAHA

GOOD THING NO ONE CALLED EM  NI66A'S CUZ THAT WOULD BE RACIST! HAHAHHAHA

what a shiatpool this place is.

"so why do you come?"

"to remind myself there's some kinda human dignity left and respect for others"

"oh i read your star trak thread and...."


fffftttt


Hmmm you seem to quite the good humored and well adjusted person...I'm guessing you aren't so serious in other threads...if not maybe you should get some help...

oh and...
www.inquisitr.com
 
2013-05-01 06:15:02 AM  
i.somethingawful.com
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW!
 
2013-05-01 07:10:39 AM  
I have a bad feeling about this...
 
2013-05-01 07:18:10 AM  
Everybody is going to sound just like the Imperial probe droid
 
2013-05-01 07:26:40 AM  
I would totally watch this.

/not Diné
 
2013-05-01 07:34:24 AM  
Haliburton Cummings:

www.ecology.com

Welcome to Fark
 
2013-05-01 07:41:44 AM  
Is that so the Japanese won't understand it? I guess George Lucas hasn't heard the war is over.
 
2013-05-01 08:11:35 AM  
The "Navajo" are not actually Navajo, the word is they use is "Dineh" which means "The People."  "Navajo" means something like "The stealers" and is how one of the rival tribes referred to them.
 
2013-05-01 08:37:53 AM  
Will it be as good as the turkish version?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-05-01 09:10:25 AM  

everlastinggobstopper: Lucas basically sat down with an anthropology textbook and created the Star Wars universe by repackaging the spirituality of mobile hunter-gatherers, so translating the movie into the language of a group of folks who until fairly recently were mobile hunter-gathers seems like a piece of cake.

George Lucas: "So here's where Luke learns about The Force. It's this magical field that surrounds everyone and everything and can be controlled and shaped through meditation. Can you guys come up with a word for that for this scene?" ahahaahahahahah


Navajo haven't been nomadic hunter-gatherers in a long, long time. From the 18th century onwards they were farmers.
 
2013-05-01 09:37:11 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It is a good day for Han to shoot first


He will shoot first no more forever.
 
2013-05-01 10:26:56 AM  

Whenever Luke needs to use the Force, he has to yell:

EE-NAY-CHUK!
 
2013-05-01 11:28:45 AM  
Han altseh-e-jah-he!

/almost, but good enough
 
2013-05-01 12:09:52 PM  
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-05-01 02:17:35 PM  
What happens when a Jedi uses peyote??
 
2013-05-01 02:25:08 PM  

Tellingthem: Haliburton Cummings: HAHAHAH GENOCIDE IS ALWAYS FUNNEH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Haliburton Cummings: Smeggy Smurf: Fark that.  Injuns need to speak English.  We whupped their asses and then made them a vital part of both of our very survival.  The least they can do is be bilingual.

you need to die in a horrible package wrapping accident racist douchetard

Haliburton Cummings: hey fark mods, isn't the head of one of your big sponsors a Native?

Haliburton Cummings: "both of our very survival"

genius..from a genius

Haliburton Cummings: LewDux: Haliburton Cummings: HAHAHAH GENOCIDE IS ALWAYS FUNNEH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Close the thread, it's a blanket statement

BLANKETS HAHAHAHA CHOLERA IS ALWAYS FUNNEH! HAHAHAHAHHAHA

GOOD THING NO ONE CALLED EM  NI66A'S CUZ THAT WOULD BE RACIST! HAHAHHAHA

what a shiatpool this place is.

"so why do you come?"

"to remind myself there's some kinda human dignity left and respect for others"

"oh i read your star trak thread and...."


fffftttt

Hmmm you seem to quite the good humored and well adjusted person...I'm guessing you aren't so serious in other threads...if not maybe you should get some help...

oh and...
[www.inquisitr.com image 266x200]


you tell 'em Dr Internet
 
2013-05-01 02:51:03 PM  

rogue49: What happens when a Jedi uses peyote??



"Did you guys see the size of that chicken?"
 
2013-05-01 02:54:51 PM  

LectertheChef: everlastinggobstopper: Lucas basically sat down with an anthropology textbook and created the Star Wars universe by repackaging the spirituality of mobile hunter-gatherers, so translating the movie into the language of a group of folks who until fairly recently were mobile hunter-gathers seems like a piece of cake.

George Lucas: "So here's where Luke learns about The Force. It's this magical field that surrounds everyone and everything and can be controlled and shaped through meditation. Can you guys come up with a word for that for this scene?" ahahaahahahahah

Navajo haven't been nomadic hunter-gatherers in a long, long time. From the 18th century onwards they were farmers.


Probably even before that - ca. AD 1400. Even so, they're extremely late to the farming game because they migrated in from areas where hunting and gathering made more sense and their ideology reflects that. Point being that concepts central to Star Wars maps onto Navajo ideology pretty easily, so it should be fun to see how they commingle the two.
 
2013-05-01 08:07:47 PM  
   WindTalkers....
 
2013-05-01 11:35:04 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: But is it being translated into binary?


Tangent here, but did the native North American tribes have the concept of "Zero" before Europeans showed up? I know it was the Arabs that came up with the concept, but it had to be far after the land bridge in Alaska shut down. I understand the native N. Americans had not discovered the wheel, nor were there horses on the continent until the Europeans showed up and spread westward.

Did they develop the concept of "zero" independently?

/Yeah, I could Google it I guess, but it's bedtime.
//Hoping a Farker might know.
 
2013-05-01 11:42:16 PM  
ozarkmatt: nor were there domesticated used horses on the continent until the Europeans showed up and spread westward.

FTFM
 
2013-05-02 12:17:45 AM  

AcesFull: WindTalkers....


SkyWalkers....
 
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