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The words were from a very old language.

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Those words have extremely old origins.

edited by JimBreen, 2010-06-08 08:21

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linked by blay_paul, 2010-06-24 14:29

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linked by pjer, 2010-12-21 21:19

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Sentence #48171

eng
Those words have extremely old origins.

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epo
Tiuj vortoj havas ege malnovan devenon.
jpn
その言葉は非常に古い言葉が起源であった。
mkd
Тие зборови имаат многу старо потекло.
tur
Bu sözler son derece eski kökenli.
deu
Diese Wörter haben einen sehr alten Ursprung.
eng
The words were from a very old language.
pes
آن کلمات منشائی بسیار قدیمی دارند.

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blay_paul 2010-06-10 12:22 link permalink

Hmm, I'm not quite sure about this translation.

Scott 2010-06-24 14:06 link permalink

It's fine I think.

Those words have extremely old words as their origins. That would be a more literal translation.

Scott 2010-06-24 14:08 link permalink

But it could also mean language. (I also noticed that the Japanese is in the past tense).

blay_paul 2010-06-24 14:10 link permalink

> But it could also mean language. (I also noticed that the
> Japanese is in the past tense).

Both of which is in the original version.

Scott 2010-06-24 14:26 link permalink

It's my impression that 言葉の起源 refers primarily to the origin of words and not languages. But then gg5 has a sentence where it's translated has "the origin of speech." I don't know if there's a definite answer here without more context.

blay_paul 2010-06-24 14:29 link permalink

I think what I'll do is put the original version back as an alternative translation of the Japanese.