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Offline Lord Janos

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2005, 05:35:55 am »
Sie werden nicht beleidigen deutschland! translation: you will not insult Germany!
Really? I got: They will not insult Germany!
And that's closer to the truth...
because I'm not the one making fun of Germany...
If I was, I'd be making fun of my own last name... (no it's not 'Germany')

No, he used the polite version.  "Sie werden" is the polite version of "you will".  Trust me, my family lived in Austria for years ;).

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2005, 06:10:55 am »
Coding, bugs, design, graphics, gameplay - the game was nowhere near finished.  It has all the core elements yes, but to make sure it is as good as possible at release they need the time.  This is very common amongst big games.

What he said.

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2005, 07:42:51 am »
Sie werden nicht beleidigen deutschland! translation: you will not insult Germany!
Really? I got: They will not insult Germany!
And that's closer to the truth...
because I'm not the one making fun of Germany...
If I was, I'd be making fun of my own last name... (no it's not 'Germany')

No, he used the polite version.  "Sie werden" is the polite version of "you will".  Trust me, my family lived in Austria for years ;).

"Sie werden" can mean both. It's both the polite version of "you will" and the usual version of "they will".
Usually, the polite form starts with a capital letter (even in the middle of a sentence) and the regular form with a small letter, but here it can mean both because it's at the beginning.
Oh and "nicht beleidigen deutschland" should be more like "Deutschland nicht beleidigen", so indeed the sentence would be "Sie werden Deutschland nicht beleidigen"  ;)

Trust me, it's my mother tongue  ;D
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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2005, 07:54:54 am »
Really?  You know i had absolutely NO idea about that...  ::)

It meant you will in polite terms in this context - nowhere did i say it ONLY meant that.

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2005, 10:35:07 am »
this got into a discussion of who knows more about the german language. I will now lock it, because it got so ridiculously off topic

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