MissMelsWell on Apr 22 2008, 08:58 PM, said:
I work in software, software that is translated into over 180 different languages. Even modern day translation of very common words, for global use is very very difficult (this is why "localization" costs from .35 PER word and .75 PER word to accomplish--very expensive)
I can remember years ago, in a 25,000 page documentation set my group wrote, we wrote something like this in our manual:
"When running an Exchange server in a clusted environment the machines are replicated ... blah blah blah"
What we found was the word "Machine" had NO translation into several other languages, OR had a VERY different meaning from the way we intended it to be used. We had to scour through 25,000 pages of documentation and remove and rewrite all instances of the word Machine and replace it with "Computer". The word computer can be universally translated, the word machine cannot. And that's just an example of a problem that happens TODAY. LOL, in one language, I forget which one now, had we not changed the word machine, we'd have had a whole lot of system admins in some country taking apart their replication servers, because that's what the sentence would have said to them.
It really does mean something when someone attempts to translate a word from the Bible in its original context. But sometimes, it just can't be done accurately.
That was very interesting. Thank you MissMelsWell.
PS to the thread. Could this teleportation phenomenon have anything to do with, or be a precursor to the millions and perhaps hundreds of millions of people that are going to go suddenly missing
when this whole "tribulation" thing starts? Something to think about.....