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If language and culture, here understood as "tribal culture", are really inseparably intertwined, then you're right, madhacker. The proposal of an International Auxiliary Language aims precisely bring such rupture: separe at least one functional code of understanding among humans, from the constraints of any "tribal culture". But you are on the majoritarian side, I agree. Most people, currently, refuses the idea of a constructed International Auxiliary Language, detached from any reference to a given tribal culture. My post just tried to "shake" the subject, once the opportunity was there. We cannot inject already grown up trees in the ground. Unknown, unforeseen winds, birds, insects, bring seeds. Time, rain, sun and soil may come to make them slowly grow. International Auxiliary Languages must wait for analogous processes to make their way along human hearts and minds.
Ok, this thread seems inactive for like 10 months, but you can have the greek translation.
chess - Σκάκι (skaki)
chess board - Σκακιέρα (skakiera)
check - Τσεκ / Σαχ (Check / Sah ..both used)
check mate - Ματ (Mat)
pawn - Πιόνι (Pioni)
king - Βασιλιάς / Ρήγας (Vasilias / Rigas)
queen - Βασίλισσα / Ντάμα (Vasilissa / Dama)
rook - Πύργος (Pirgos)
bishop - Αξιωματικός (Axiomatikos)
knight - Ίππος (Ippos)
castle - Ροκέ (Roke')
black - Μαύρα (Mavra) (It's actually "Blacks" - plural)
white - Λευκά (Lefka) (It's actually "Whites" - plural)
On a more funny mode, we use a strange terminology under friendly circumstances , such as...
Rook = Home (Spiti)
Bishop = Fou / Crazy (trelos)
Knight = Donkey (Gaidouri) = Animal (zo-o)
Queen = Woman (gineka)
Bronx gangland lingua frnaca
This is my attempt at Cockney:
chess - fancy (fancy dress)
chess board - Henry (Henry Ford)
check - boat (boat deck)
check mate - toilet (toiletgate!)
pawn - sweet (sweetcorn)
king - key (keyring)
queen - smoke (smokescreen)
rook - phone (phonebook)
knight - traffic (traffic-light)
black - wolf (wolf-pack)
white - stage (stage-fright)
Castle and bishop are difficult, unless you settle for half-rhymes. Any ideas?
Hassle and fish-shop? (But what would that make the Cockney code?)
There are over 7,000 languages in the world. The Bible has been translated into over 500 languages. Chess, the world's most popular game, should have at least the same amount of translations for chess and all its pieces (king, queen, rook, bishop, knight, pawn). Here is a list of over 600 languages which I am looking for chess terms.
So far, I have the word chess and its pieces translated into the following languages:
Abyssinian, Afghan Persian, Afrikaans, Albanian, Anharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Basque, Belarusian, Banlga (Bengali), Bornean, Brazilian Portuguese, Breton, Bulgarian, Buriat, Burmese, Cantonese, Catalan, Chinese, Chuvash, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Egyptian, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, Frech, Frisian, Friulian, Gaelic, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kalmyk, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Korean, Kumyk, Kurdish, Latin, Latvian, Lettish, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mandarin, Marathi, Middle Persian, Mongolian, Moorish, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Nynorsk, Occitan, Old English, Pahlavi, Parsi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Siamese (Thai), Sicilian, Slovak, Slovene, Soyot, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvin, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Yiddish, Yoruba.
I am missing the word for chess and its pieces for the following languages:
Abaza, Abenaki, Abkhaz, Adai, Adangbe, Adangme, Adghe, Afar, Ahlo, Ainu, Ajie, Akan, Alemannic, Aleur, Algic, Algonquian, Alsatian, Alsean, Amdang, Anguar, Anglo-French, Apache, Aragonese, Aramaic, Arapaho, Arrernte, Ashkherewa, Ashuwa, Assamese, Assyrian, Asturian, Atakapta, Austronesian, Avar, Avestan, Aymara, Aynu, Azeri, Baga, Bahasu Melayu, Bai, Balinese, Balochi, Balti, Bambara, Bandjabi, Bantu, Bapounou, Bari, Basa-Gumna, Bassa, Batak, Bemba, Beothuk, Berber, Berta, Bezshagh, Bhojpuri, Bicol, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Bislama, Blackfoot, Bodo, Bojpoori, Bokmal, Bosnian, Brahui, Braille, Brazilero, Bubi, Buginese, Buhid, Burushaski, Caddoan, Cahuilla, Cakchiquel, Cape Dutch, Carib, Carolinian, Carrier, Castillian, Catyuga, Cayuse, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chechen, Cherokee, Chewa, Cheyenne, Chhattisgarhi, Chichewa, Chickasaw, Chilomwe, Chimakuan, Chimariko, Chinyanja, Chipewyan, Chisenas, Chitonga, Chitumbuka, Chiyao, Choctataw, Chukese, Cimbrian, Cirsassian, Cisena, Couhuilteco, Comanche, Comecrudan, Coosan, Coptic, Cornish, Corsican, Cotoname, Cree, Creole, Criuolo, Cupeno, Cushitic, Dagomba, Dakhini, Dakota, Dalecarlian, Dangme, Dargwa, Dari, Dhivehi, Dimasa, Dimli, Dinka, Dioula, Djerma, Dogri, Drehu, Dungan, Dzongkha, Echuwabo, Elomwe, Emakhuwa, Middle English, Erzya, Eskimo-Aleut, Evenki, Ewe, Eyak, Fang, Fijian, Fiji Hindi, Flemish, fon, Foochow, Fula, Fulani, Fur, Fushou, Ga, Gagauz, Galole, Gan, Ganda, Garifuna, Ge'ez, Gikuyu, Gilbertese, Godoberi, Gothic, Greenlandic, Guaragigna, Guarani, Gujarati, Gumuz, Gurung, Gwich'in, Haida, Hainanese, Hakka, Harari, Hassaniya Arabic, Huasa, Hawaiian, Herero, Hiligaynon, Himba, Hindko, Hindustani, Hiri Motu, Hmong, Hokkien, Hopi, Iban, Ibo, Ido, Igbo, Ik, Ilocano,Ilonggo, Ingush, Interlingua, Inuit, Inuktitut, Inupiat, IsiXhosa, isiZulu, Isthmus Nahuati, Jamaican Creole, Jerriais, Jola, Juba, Judaeo-Spanish, Jutish, Kabardian, Kabyle, Kadazan, Kaingang, Kalanga, Kannada, Kanuri, Kaonda, Kapringamarangi, Karamojong, Karbi, Karelian, Kashmiri, Kashubian, Kazakh, Kekchi, Kelantanese Malay, Kemak, Kendeje, Khakas, Khmer, Khoekhoe, Khoisan, Khowar, Kikongo, Kingwana, Kinyarwanda, Kiribati, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Kosrean, Krio, Kulianl Kunama, Kutchi, Kwa, Kwadi, Kyrgyz, Ladakhi, Ladin, Lao, Lapp, Laz, Leonese, Lepcha, Limbu, Limburgish, Lingala, Lisu, Livonian, Ljekavian, Low German, Lozi, Luba-Kasai, Luganda, Luiseno, Lunda, Luo, Luri, Luvale, Maasai, Magahi, Magar, Maithili, Makassarese, Malagasy, Malayalam, Malayo, Maldivian Dhivehi, Malinke, Marn, Mambae, Manchu, Mandinka, Manipuri, Manx, Maori, Marshallese, Masalit, Mayan, Meeteilon, Meitei, Melanesian Pidgin, Mende, Miami-Illinois, Michoacan Nahuati, Min, Min Bei, Min Dong, Min Nan, Min Zhong, Mina, Minbei, Minnan, Mirandese, Mizo, Moldavian, Mon, Monegasque, Mon-Khmer, Monokutuba, Montenegrin, Moroccan Arabic, Moshi, Muscogee Creek, Musgu, Muskum, Myanmar, Myene, Nahua, Nahuatl, Namam Nauruan, Najajo, Ndebele, Ndyuka, Nepal Bhasa, Nepali, Ngbee, Noger-Congo, Nilo-Hamitic, Nilotic, Nubian, Nuer, Nukuoro, Nuosu, Nyagnia, Nzebi, Occidental, Ojibwe, Okinawan, Omotik, Oriya, Orominga, Oshvambo, Pahari, Palauan, Palula, Pampango, Pangasinense, Pashtu, Pattani Malay, Patois, Phoneicina, Pidgin English, Piman, Pipil, Pitjantjatjara, Plautdiestsch, Pohnpeian, Polynesian, Portunol, Provencal, Prussian, Pulaar, Punjabi, Putonghua, Pu-Xian Min, Qazaq, Quechua, Quiche, Raga, Rajasthani, Roma, Rusyan, Ruthenian, Saho, Sami, Samoan, Sangho, Santali, Sara, Sardinian, Saurashta, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Sekgalagadi, Sepedi, Seselwa Creole, Sesotho, Setswana, shan, Shanghaiese, Sherpa, Shikomoro, shilluk, Shona, Sikkimese, Sindebele, Sindhi, Sinhala, Siraiki, siSwati, Slavonic, Somali, Soninke, Sonsoralese, Sotho, Stellingwarfs, Sudanese, Surinamese, susu, Swazi, Swiss German, Sylheti, Ta Bedawie, Tai, Tai Dam, Tai Khun, Tai Lu, Tai Nua, Taiwanese, Tajik, Tamang, Tangut, Tapanda, Temne, Teochew, Tepes, Teribe, Tetum, Tharu, Tifnagh, Tigre, Tigrigna, Tiwa, Tobi, Tok Pisin, Tonga, Tongan, Tongva, Tosk, Tsez, Tshiluba, Tsonga, Tswana, Tuareg, Tulu, Turkic, Tuvaluan, Uduk, Ulithian, Uyghur, Valencian, Venda, Venetian, Volapuk, Voro, Walloon, Waray, Waripiri, West Circassian, West Frisian, White Russian, Wikang Filipino, Woleaian, Wolof, wu, Zaracuu, Xhosa, Xiang, Xibe, Xichangana, Xinca, Xitsonga, Yapase, Yazdi, Yesidi, Yue, Zande, Zhuarng, Zulu.
Any help with the languages that I dont have chess and its pieces translated would be much appreciated. Even if they don't have chess in their vocabulary, translate king, queen, rook, bishop, knight and pawn if possible.
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