Finglish according to Google

Monday, May 12, 2008 at 3:38 | Posted in google, internet, languages | 3 Comments

Google Translate has added Finnish to the supported languages. That is great. All they need to do now is to figure out how the bot could produce understandable translations.

This is what Google Translate returns as I feed in a passage of my own text:

The proposal is a positive, the fact that it would mean a confessional religious education end of the story. At that time, however, the question arises as to whether it is religion in your subject no longer make any sense. The different religions and their ethical views could be presented as part of the history and civic education. Säästyisi scarce resources; religion is not now such an important asia is not that it will complete a subject taught to justify.

Unlike my original post in Finnish, this does absolutely not make any sense. It does not work any better from English to Finnish either as you can see here and here.


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  1. […] syöttämällä pätkän omasta suomenkielisestä postituksestani translaattoriin ja sen jälkeen Googlen tarjoaman englanninnoksen takaisin […]

  2. That’s why the world needs real, live translators like me : )

  3. Maybe you could work as an on demand translator for Google? I could just enter my text to Google Translator and you would type in the translation. 😛

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