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User Info: Crysta_Blade

Crysta_Blade
12 years ago#1
Is anyone interested in translation differences between the Japanese and English games? The actual script would be too much for me to handle, but I've got equipment/spell/IP names done and am planning to look at enemy names (apart from the script, there's not much else, but I suppose I could do equipment/spell/IP descriptions).
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User Info: SinReVi

SinReVi
12 years ago#2
I'm interested!
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Crysta_Blade
12 years ago#3
I can't seem to get Japanese characters to display properly here, so for now I'll just throw it all into a text file and post excerpts from it. On a different note, has anyone looked at this site (members.fortunecity.com/kwhazit/trans/index.html)? There are some notes on Lufia 2 there that inspired me to do this for TLR.
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SinReVi
12 years ago#4
Yeah I know that site. (but my computer crashed and it doesn't show japanese "fonts" anymore <_<)
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Crysta_Blade
12 years ago#5
That's a shame. =(

Anyway, here's part 1 of my item translations. I had to ditch the original Japanese text since I can't get it to show properly here, but oh well. My translations are in normal text, the English translation are in italics and my notes in bold. Asterisks mark things I'm unsure of.

Charred Newt
Restores a small amount of HP and MP.
CharredNewt
Recovers small
amount of HP & MP


Potion
Restores a small amount of HP.
Potion
Recovers a small
amount of HP.


High Potion
Restores HP.
Hi-Potion
Recovers HP.


Ex-Potion
Restores a considerable amount of HP.
X-Potion
Recovers a large
amount of HP.


Goddess Statue
Pray to the goddess and all allies will recover HP.
GoddessTear
Recovers the HP
of everyone.

We've seen this in Lufia 2, haven't we?

Comeback*
In battle, heals inability to fight.
Restores a small amount of HP.
Revive
Revives an ally.

The Japanese name for this is 'deruderu'. I came up with Comeback as deru is a verb meaning "to appear/come forth/leave. Doesn't mean it's right though.

Miraculous
In battle, heals inability to fight.
HP and MP are fully restored.
Miracle
Fully revives an
ally.

kwhazit came up the romanisation Miraculous, and it makes sense to me.

Croque
A delicious croque.
Eat it and...
Croquette
Deep fried meat.
If you eat...?

It's not croquette, if it were it would've been 'kuroketto', but it's 'kuroke'. Have you heard of a croque-monsieur? Yeah, that's what I think this is. Interesting that deep-fried meat wasn't originally there.

Egg Sonar
Reveals the location of Dragon Eggs.
Egg Sonar
Locates Dragon
Eggs.


Treasure Sonar
Reveals the number of treasure chests on a floor.
Chest Sonar
Locates unopened
treasure chests.


Milk
Restores a small amount of HP and MP.
Milk
Recovers small
amount of HP & MP


Café Au Lait
Restores a small amount of HP and MP.
CafeAuLait
Recovers small
amount of HP & MP

Trivia: 'Café Au Lait' is French for coffee with milk, or a white coffee.

Coffee
Restores a small amount of HP and MP.
Coffee
Recovers small
amount of HP & MP


Cappuccino
Restores HP and MP.
Espresso
Recovers small
amount of HP and MP

How does a cappuccino become an espresso?

Green Tea
A delicious tea.
A common drink for old men.
Tea
This is a special
kind of tea.

This is the Japanese green tea.

Pot of Magic
Restores a small amount of MP.
Magic Pot
Recovers a small
amount of MP.


High Magic
Restores MP.
Hi-Magic
Recovers MP.


Ex-Magic
Restores a considerable amount of MP.
X-Magic
Recovers a large
amount of MP.
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SinReVi
12 years ago#6
What's a croque?
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FFVI
12 years ago#7
Neat.

I think the description for the meat should have been:

Deep fried meat.
Eat it and...

It sounds better.
~FF6EliteX/FF6andLufiaCrazed

User Info: Crysta_Blade

Crysta_Blade
12 years ago#8
What's a croque?

My best guess is that it's short for croque-monsieur (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich that's French in origin).

Neat.

I think the description for the meat should have been:

Deep fried meat.
Eat it and...

It sounds better.


It certainly does. 'If you eat...' sounds rather awkward.

Now, for items: part 2!

Antidote
Removes poison.
Antidote
Used to recover
from poison.


Waking Voice
Wakes up from sleep.
Awake
Used to recover
from sleep.


Shriek
Heals confusion.
Shriek
Used to recover
from confusion.

The Japanese name for this, 'kanakirigoe' generally means a shrill voice/scream/shriek. According to my dictionary anyway.

Mystery Needle
Heals paralysis.
Mystery Pin
Used to recover
from numb.


Speech Candy
Heals silence.
VoiceCandy
Cures silence.


Small Boomerang
In battle, inflicts a small amount
of damage to enemies.
SmallBoomer
Deals damage to
flying enemies.

The English description makes it sound like it only hits flying enemies, but that's not the case.

Boomerang
In battle, inflicts damage on enemies.
Boomerang
Deals damage to
flying enemies.


Fire Boomerang
In battle, inflicts fire damage
on enemies.
FireBoomer
Deals damage to
flying enemies.


Ice Boomerang
In battle, inflicts cold damage
on enemies.
IceBoomer
Deals damage to
flying enemies.


Lightning Boomerang
In battle, inflicts thunder damage
on enemies.
BoltBoomer
Deals damage to
flying enemies.


Big Boomerang
In battle, inflicts a large amount
of damage to enemies.
Big Boomer
Deals damage to
flying enemies.


Dragon Fang
In battle, inflicts a considerable
amount of damage to enemies.
Dragon Fang
Deals damage to
flying enemies.


Bomb
A small bomb.
Inflicts damage to all enemies.
Bomb
A bomb.


High Bomb
A bomb.
Inflicts damage to all enemies.
Hi-Bomb
Deals damage
to all enemies.


Ex-Bomb
A large bomb.
Inflicts damage to all.
X-Bomb
Deals damage
to all enemies.


Thunder of the Gods
Might not be able to destroy gods.
Armageddon
Might beat
sinistrals.

This a dummied item. It can also be translated as God's Thunder. The name makes me think of Indignation (Tales of... fans will get the reference). On another note, the Japanese description is rather strange, isn't it?

One more post and I'll have finished the items.
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FFVI
12 years ago#9
Mystery Needle
Heals paralysis.

Is better than the latter.

The VoiceCandy/SpeechCandy was hard but I think VoiceCandy is actually better.
~FF6EliteX/FF6andLufiaCrazed

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Crysta_Blade
12 years ago#10
Part 3!

Faint Powder
They will not faint...
FaintPowder
Makes an enemy
faint.

Another dummied item (I think) with a baffling Japanese description.

Sleep Powder
Puts an enemy to sleep.
SleepPowder
Makes an enemy
sleep.


Paralysis Powder
Paralyzes an enemy.
NumbPowder
Makes an enemy
numb.


Confuse Powder
Confuses an enemy.
ConfuPowder
Confuses an
enemy.


Death Powder
Kills an enemy.
DeathPowder
Destroys an
enemy.


Poison Powder
Poisons an enemy.
PoisnPowder
Poisons an
enemy.


Silence Powder
Silences an enemy.
SilntPowder
Silences an
enemy.


Poison Needle
Poisons and paralyzes an enemy
and, on rare occasions, kills them.
PoisnNeedle
Poisons an
enemy.

What? It can inflict not one, but three status ailments? We weren't told that.

Life Source
Raises max HP.
Life Seed
Increases the
MAX HP value.


Magic Source
Raises max MP.
Skill Seed
Increases the
MAX MP value.


Power Source
Raises physical power (STR).
Power Seed
Increases STR.


Knowledge Source
Raises mental powers (INT).
Mind Seed
Increases INT.


Speed Source
Raises agility (AGL).
Speed Seed
Increases AGL.


Body Source
Raises physical strength (CON).
Body Seed
Increases CON.


Resistance Source
Raises wisdom (WIS).
Wisdom Seed
Increases WIS.


Holy Water
Drives away weak monsters.
Sweet Water
Repels weak
monsters.


Evil Water
Revives monsters.
Foul Water
Attracts
monsters.

Another dummied item.

Fly Soul*
Nulls traps.
Cats Eye
Cancels the
effects of traps.

I don't know what a 'Fly Soul' is.

Prayer to Heaven
Allows escape from mazes.
Providence
Lets you escape
from dungeons.

I personally think calling this Providence was a stroke of genius.

Toy Bear
Calms one's heart.
Is fluffy and airy.*
Teddy Bear
Comfort your
heart.

Definately not sure on that second line.

Alarm Clock
Has a dreadful sound.
Awakens from sleep.
Alarm Clk
Very loud.


Earpick
A sharp tool to clean ears.
EarCleaner
Ear Cleaner.


100 Gold Bar
A gold bar.
Can be sold for 100 gold.
Gold 100
Golden nuggets.
Sell for 100 G.


500 Gold Bar
A gold bar.
Can be sold for 500 gold.
Gold 500
Golden nuggets.
Sell for 500 G.


1000 Gold Bar
A gold bar.
Can be sold for 1000 gold.
Gold 1000
Golden nuggets.
Sell for 1000 G.
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