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Postby Graham » 30 Mar 2009, 10:34

I assure you that we tried as hard as we could to get the pronunciation correct. Even did the best translation we could for the Klingon.

Just, you know... before you ask.
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Postby Smeghead » 30 Mar 2009, 10:41

I gotto try it out. All goverment officess has to be able to serv their customers in official minority languages.

I'm gonna ask for my tax information in Sami!

Very fun video though. Nice :) Also is that location an actuall office (a new one that we haven't seen befor)?
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Postby Keith K » 30 Mar 2009, 10:41

Yay High School. I actually understood all of that, until the damn Klingon showed up. Of course, his Swedish Chef more than made up for it.
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Postby King Kool » 30 Mar 2009, 10:42

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Postby Kdz » 30 Mar 2009, 10:45

Oh! That was a riot. Best video in a while. I enjoyed that immensely.

I'd be interested to know what some of the more ambiguous phrases you used in the various languages would be. Especially what you used for Klingon.
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Re: Omni-Lingual

Postby Matt » 30 Mar 2009, 10:45

Graham wrote:I assure you that we tried as hard as we could to get the pronunciation correct. Even did the best translation we could for the Klingon.

Just, you know... before you ask.


what he means is, "before you tell us we fucked it up".

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Postby nizno » 30 Mar 2009, 10:48

Great video. Did the inspiration come from that Monty Python sketch in the station office with the funny voices?

The dutch by the way was prenounced to German but the i could understande it pritty well.
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Postby Graham » 30 Mar 2009, 10:48

Kdz wrote:I'd be interested to know what some of the more ambiguous phrases you used in the various languages would be. Especially what you used for Klingon.

Those are mostly direct translations. In Spanish and German we're asking "What is your current address?"

The Klingon is more like "What your code?" because we couldn't find a way to relate it to mail.

nizno wrote:The dutch by the way was prenounced to German but the i could understande it pritty well.

That was our only problem. The pronunciation thing we were using made the Dutch sound German. Oh well.
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Postby Master Gunner » 30 Mar 2009, 10:48

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Postby Septavius » 30 Mar 2009, 10:56

I must say, despite the constant shifting of languages, the whole sketch had a very cohesive feel to it. It's pretty impressive that you were able to keep the whole thing paced well. The bit with Morgan's interpretive dance was a nice touch, as was bringing in Klingon and Bork Bork Bork. Were you tempted to add a bit in Tolkienian Elvish?
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Re: Omni-Lingual

Postby Casandro » 30 Mar 2009, 10:57

Graham wrote:I assure you that we tried as hard as we could to get the pronunciation correct.


The German was quite convincing. That's how non-native German speakers talk.
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Postby Fimbul » 30 Mar 2009, 11:00

Nice, but i wanna hear Paul speak som REAL swedish some time
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Postby Evil Jim » 30 Mar 2009, 11:01

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Postby RytelCSF » 30 Mar 2009, 11:02

I must say, these guys certainly found the ideal job, given that they, for example, can only speak in Interpretive Dance and Sketchy Sean Connery Impressions.
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Postby Cmdt_Carpenter » 30 Mar 2009, 11:06

First of all, this reminds me of the Monty Python sketch where a man wishes to report a burglary in the police station, and all the policemen all require him to speak in different tones and speeds of voice. That makes me very happy.

Second, this should totally be expanded into like a 15 minute video involving lots of other languages.
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Postby WNivek » 30 Mar 2009, 11:09

I liked it - a solid concept, and well executed. Great stinger on the end, too.
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Postby Canonfoder » 30 Mar 2009, 11:22

I really liked the video but would have preferred the ending happening right on the Finger from all four guys. otherwise incredibly well delivered and good.

Just pointing out int he Graham/Matt Closeup Graham forgot his glasses. Small continuity. Great vid none the less
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Postby Cmdt_Carpenter » 30 Mar 2009, 11:23

Graham wrote:
nizno wrote:The dutch by the way was prenounced to German but the i could understande it pritty well.

That was our only problem. The pronunciation thing we were using made the Dutch sound German. Oh well.


Well, no offense to the Dutch, but Dutch and German can sound very similar to non-native speakers. For example, I thought Graham was speaking in German when he said "Zeer göd." (Hoping that's how it's spelled)
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Postby Bananafish » 30 Mar 2009, 11:25

I know it doesnt seem to be mentioned much but I really like the little jokes you guys usually do at the start of a video, like Matt ringing the bell for no reason. They almost always get a chuckle out of me and I guess put me in the right frame of mind for the rest of the video.

Nice synchronization on the bird too.
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Postby Timelady » 30 Mar 2009, 11:25

I can't figure out whether this is more like a Monty Python sketch or a Fry & Laurie sketch. Either way it is hilarious.

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Postby AmazingPjotrMan » 30 Mar 2009, 11:33

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Postby Lord Thom » 30 Mar 2009, 11:35

Only being able to speak klingon and jamacan patwa. And of course swedish chef. lol
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Postby AlexanderDitto » 30 Mar 2009, 11:35

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. I was laughing so hard! I think this may rank as one of my favorite videos of all time.

Timelady: It's like Monty Python meets Fry & Laurie with a little bit of SNL thrown in. SEAN CONNERY.

I loved Morgan's interpretive-dance-spin finger. Also the Spanish and the horrible Jamaican.

Actually, the only thing I'd do differently is have a slower lead in. Matt started, guns blazing, with Dutch. I thought he'd start out with something a little more widespread, like French, before moving on to the rarer languages.

Maybe I love this video so much because I love languages.

You want a weird language? Try American Sign Language. CRAZY. It's... completely un-PC. There is no room for politeness when you're talking with your hands. Like, the word for step-mother is signed "fake mother." :shock:
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Postby Wonko » 30 Mar 2009, 11:39

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Postby shugotenchi » 30 Mar 2009, 11:40

What did we learn this week?

* Omnilingual - Doesn't that mean you're conversant in the nuances of the television show "Voyagers!"?

* Wierdly, this is turning into a game of Chinese Whispers. The only language not used so far.

* Matt IS evil. That's established.

* "A sketchy impression of Sean Connery" is its own language. That is also established. (See: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000125/#actor)

* The last guy. Does it matter if he needs to go Number 1 or Number 10?
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