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Old 01-31-2012, 08:48 AM
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My name is Baptiste a young French student. As English is not my mother tongue I hope you'll excuse my language mistake.

As for WoT, I discovered it something like 3-4 years ago and it soon became something huge in my life. I have never read something as complex, as rich and yet as pleasant to read, except for Dune maybe.
Then I am a huge fan and I am extremely impressed by the work you guys are doing on this forum and others. (I kind of followed Terez track, as I am on the Thiteenth Depository too =)).

If you have any questions, feel free to ask anything, and I hope I will be able to bring something to this forum (other than my misspelling or grammar mistakes ^^)
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My name is Baptiste a young French student. As English is not my mother tongue I hope you'll excuse my language mistake.
Just one language mistake?
I think that it is possible that even I have made more mistakes already in the time I've been posting here.
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There we are, first one ^^
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bonjour abbaaddon. always glad to meet a fellow wheel of time reader. i trolled myself for about two years on the prediction sites but recently got around to the forum boards. have fun and watch out for the wool heads!
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Bienvenue Abbaaddon! Ne vous inquiétez pas au sujet de la qualité de votre anglais. Je suis sûr que, en comparaison, mon français n'est pas bon non plus.

J'espère que vous apprécierez votre temps ici!

Avez-vous lu les livres "The Wheel of Time" en français ou en avez-vous les lire en anglais?

(I'd like to read them in French )
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A newbie thread has been on here for THREE DAYS and I missed it?

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@Dajoran, Geez I am impressed by your French. There is just a small mistake on your last sentence but still, impressive ^^.
As for the French version, there is a petition that is being signed to try to change the traductors. The books are full of errors such as capital letters in the middle of a sentence for nothing, names that are horribly changed. Such as Dorilea instead of Sorilea...
But he worst ever ever is the translation of the Aiel war song "Wash the spears...". That blasted translator found funny to put : "Lavez les épées" which stands for "Wash the swords". For an Aiel war song... Swords !
So unfortunately I wouldn't advise to read them in French ^^

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Ah, my bad it seems that another edition company choose t ore edit WoT, with a new translator. Let's hope it'll be better than the previous one...
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Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Abba!!! (sweet nick name!!! LOL. you may be our first Frenchie on the boards! Welcome, welcome. Enjoy your self. Je ne parle Francais tres bien.... I can still manage to catch the drift when reading it though. Prolly on a 2nd grade level. ))As I'm sure you've noticed, we have a pretty decent community of WoT fanatics over here. One of the ways that we keep it all friendly is a short list of courtesies we ask people to follow and, once in a while, actually do get followed. Imagine that! Insane people following some sort of order!


1) Don't flood the board with multiple THREADS all at once.
Allow us the time to absorb, evaluate, and discuss, OR LAUGH at one or two ideas, OR JOKES at a time. Some of us like to do a little research before responding and that can take a little time. Of course, we also have those others who are just a bit slow. Read that as "just can't handle more than one thought in their heads at once" or "dial-up modem". Your choice. I'd suggest "have a real life", but not likely. Does anyone still have dial up? Wow...it's getting hard to give the slow people an excuse

Addendum to 1) Try to stay on topic.
Going off on tangents can be super fun and is something we are all guilty of your's truly included but try and keep threads on topic unless, 1) the thread is dead or 2) the thread naturally moves over to another topic. This rule is much more lax for joke threads, pop culture threads...etc.

2) Try to back up your opinions & theories.
You'll get a lot more respect if you can. Quotes from the books (of which you CANNOT read too much) are your best weapon. Quotes from interviews are semi-acceptable. Gut feelings are pseudo-acceptable. Whitecloak blind-faith is best submitted while wearing asbestos panties.

3) Feel free to get as emotionally involved as you'd like.
Discussions can get very heated. But try not to take things personally. Remember: we only insult the ones we love. Or the ones we eventually hand over to the Trollocs.

4) Be respectful.
A lot of people have been around Theoryland for a long time. Being a Youngling means you're new around here. We do understand that you may have been reading WoT forever, but if you're gonna pick a fight regarding a WoT theory with someone who's an Elder, Ancient or Hero, understand that they've been around for a while now, and probably have posting friends. And Tamyrlin is Lord of the Board for a reason: this whole place is his brainchild. Keep that in mind. They also have posting enemies.... a good little bit of information to tuck away.

Addendum to 4: This is an international community.
In regards to the Non-WoT discussion groups, please respect the opinions of people from nations and cultures other than your own, even if you disagree with them or the policies of their leaders and politicians. Try to remember that not everyone here has the same outlook or life experience that you might. If you want to send a letter or e-mail to anyone in particular to indicate any specific moral, educational, intellectual, or genetic deficiencies they may have, feel free. Just please don't do it here.


Addendum 1 to Addendum 4: Please no angry profanity.
If you really need to tell someone off, be creative. And replacing characters with @$$ does NOT constitute creativity. I like tend to like the Shakespearean approach myself. The smarter and more subtle you are with it, just makes the person look that much more an idiot.


Addendum 2 to Addendum 4: Please be nice to Newbies.
We were all new at one time you are one right now and there is no need to come down on anyone for asking questions that to the elder community may be basic knowledge. This is for you to remember after you've been here awhile.


Addendum 3 to Addendum 4: Please TRY not to feed the Trolls.
Trust me, it ain't easy at times, but ignore the obvious instigators. Just sit yourself down between the Heroes and Ancients sharpening the WTF Couch sticks. There are many on the board who know how to deal with this breed, leave them to it. It can be quite entertaining. If things get too offensive to the population in general, Mods will intervene. We like to try and use enough wit to neutralize the trollies without help...

5) Please don't use the New Users Forum to recruit.
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6) Most important: Have Fun!
We do this because we love it and like to think that we are, at least, reasonably intelligent. Hell, some of us have deluded ourselves into believing that we've evolved into supremely intelligent beings! Half the posters here believe that divine supremacy has already come to them! My vote is for Frenzy, and myself, of course. You know the Truth when you see it. Don't let T and her massive bag o' quotes fool you there are always ways to fight back! With your on bag o'quotes of course!

We will assume some intelligence on your part. You found us, didn't you? Until you prove otherwise…and there are many who have, you'll be safe. If you get hurt if you do prove otherwise, I will offer my one free Healing…but just that once. After that you get to meet a special pair of chains, Mwahahahaa

Remember, you EARN your respect here, it's not given out freely and some may never know the pleasure.

Welcome to our little rounded corner! It’s a great time!

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Je m'a... awww... screw that... i ain't gonna be switching to french quite yet anyhoo...

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have fun and don't listen to the americans, none of'em speaks more'n 2 words of anything other than american the CANADIANS now... THEY are dangerous... they speak evereything from English over French to PARTRIDGE!!!!! that's right... they can talk to the BIRDS!!! but... for some reason they tend to talk a lot about a boot? not sure what that is all about but... i'm sure eventually i'll find out

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@Dajoran, Geez I am impressed by your French. There is just a small mistake on your last sentence but still, impressive ^^.
As for the French version, there is a petition that is being signed to try to change the traductors. The books are full of errors such as capital letters in the middle of a sentence for nothing, names that are horribly changed. Such as Dorilea instead of Sorilea...
But he worst ever ever is the translation of the Aiel war song "Wash the spears...". That blasted translator found funny to put : "Lavez les épées" which stands for "Wash the swords". For an Aiel war song... Swords !
So unfortunately I wouldn't advise to read them in French ^^
Thanks! I try to get over to France at least once a year - to practice and to go to Disney So I can get by in casual conversation!

Aha! Swords! Brilliant. I think I would read that for the humour alone!

It reminds me of the time a friend and I tried to translate the first few chapters of Eye of the World into Irish for a school project. You would be surprised at how... lacking... the irish language can be, if handled incorrectly.

The opening line of Dragonmount:

"The palace still shook occasionally as the earth rumbled in memory, groaned as if it would deny what had happened."

Becomes as gaelige (Bad Irish from memory...):

Bhí an caisleán a chroitheadh ​​go fóill ó am go chéile mar a chroith an talamh san am atá caite, bhí sé ag gluaiseacht amhail is dá mbeadh sé dhiúltú ar an bhfíric go raibh sé chroitheadh​​.

Which, of course, really is:

"The castle was still shaking from time to time as the ground shook in the past, it was moving as if it would deny the fact that it was shaking."

Not quite as... poetic.
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First, Canadians don't speak French, they speak canadian ^^. Thanks for the welcome everyone, as I read the post I have already made I slap my face because of typing errors, but I swear I'll improve ^^.
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Then I am a huge fan and I am extremely impressed by the work you guys are doing on this forum and others. (I kind of followed Terez track, as I am on the Thiteenth Depository too =)).
Linda is pretty awesome. But what does it mean to follow my track? In any case, welcome, and I'm happy to be of service in whatever small way.
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Well, it means that I liked your work on th Thirteenth Depository and clicked on the link you posted about Demandred's "rule is secure" which lead me here ^^. Nothing creepy at all, I assure you xD
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