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Jul 23, 2019 8:36 PM
an obnoxious high-concept thread. translation convention? what's that?
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Snakes with mirrors for faces are not allowed to teleport into people's apartments but that doesn't stop one from eating Valanda.

And now he is somewhere unfamiliar.

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And a startled girl jumps away from him and glares.

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"...À gēr. Àr gárē áu?"

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She grabs the stranger by his arm and pulls him away from the street. "Tylko mogę mówić po Wisku, nie rozumiem pannę."

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Not good at all. It probably won't work but he tries Ilan just in case.

"Rinam rana?"

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Sigh. He mimes looking around confusedly. If it can even be called miming.

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Bewildered shrug. He points to himself. "Valanda. Gègè. Ìa nèrīh." He points to her. He looks questioning.

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"Joanna," he repeats carefully. "Àr gègè."

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"Nie wiem co to znaczy," he repeats carefully. 

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That's fair.

She points at herself. "Ja nazywam się Joanna." And at him. "Ty nazywaś się Walanda?"

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Okay, he thinks he knows what that means. "Ja nazywam się Valanda. Ty nazywaś się Joanna."

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"Tak! Panna uczy się szybko."

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That sounds like praise of some kind.

He isn't sure how to respond. He does more bewildered looking around.

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"Jesteśmy w Czerecie. Czeret jest miasto w Wisce."

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He repeats all that, looking extremely confused.

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Ugh, this is going nowhere. What if she draws a house in the dirt...?

"To jest dom."

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"To jest dom." He points to the nearest building. "To jest dom?"

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She nods and draws a bunch more houses crowded together. "To jest miasto."

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Nod. He gestures around them. "To jest miasto. To jest Czeret?"

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Nodnod. "To miasto nazywa się Czeret."

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He nods and waits to see where she's going with this.

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More sets of buildings, a bit apart from each other. She gestures at them as a whole. "To jest kraj. Ten kraj nazywa się Wiska."

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