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On 07/08/2012 at 21:39, Andrew Brager <> wrote:

however the argument falls a bit short when he states 
using translation software isn't allowed (my interpretation of his 
comment "without using translation software").

It's just I wouldn't believe translation provided by software is accurate. 
I have used Google Translate (and Babelfish before) for translating full 
paragraphs from one language I do understand to another language that I do 
understand. There were mistakes. Some of them small, some of them completely 
twisting meaning of sentences.
Since I understood both languages, I could correct any mistakes. But I 
wouldn't dare to translate to/from completely foreign language.

I am still using Google Translate, but only for word-to-word translation. When 
I don't remember right word in foreign language, it is helpful.

By the way, translation you have posted are pretty accurate. It seems that 
translating software is getting better and better. But there are still rough 
edges. As I was writing reply to Felmon message, I asked Google translate how 
would "on jest godny podziwu" ("he is worth a respect") be in English. Google 
suggested "he is adorable". I am not sure if Felmon would be happy if I said 
that "he is adorable". I would still wait before using automated translation 
software to translate longer parts of text.
Best regards
Mirosław Zalewski

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