Jan entry- Klaus

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Klaus, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Klaus

    Klaus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2003
    Beach condo, Bay of Eldamar
    Didn't have time for as elaborate an idea as I'd hoped, but here's an entry. :D

    It says "Spacefleet" as "star" looks like "crap" lol...


  2. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2003
    Portland, OR
    I think a Russian speaker might pronounce that as "Spatzyeflayot" rather than "spacefleet" but I get it.

    A valiant effort!

  3. The Lensman

    The Lensman Commodore Commodore

    Apr 27, 2001
    The Lensman
    Looks good Klaus! I like "spacefleet" better anyway as it's appropriately different. Has the right balance of "the same, but different" if you know what I mean. ;)

    Without understanding the finer points of Russian linguistics, this is how "star" tranlates: "звезда". I don't know if it's that way because it's not followed by the Russian equivalent of "trek" or what (which also is spelled differently if translated by itself). Anyone able to explain?
  4. tax1234

    tax1234 Ensign Newbie

    Apr 22, 2011
    Belgrade, Earth, just left of Antares
    They call Star Trek "Звёздный путь" (Zvyozdny Put') in Russian, the "star" part being in the language's equivalent of genitive case, hence the different form. The linguistics of slavic languages can be somewhat complex on such occasions...