Chess terms in all languages of this planet


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #41

    bemcertinho

    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.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #42

    Mnemotechnics

    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)

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #43

    linuxblue1

    I want:

    Klingon

    Daedric

    Esperanto

    Vampire language

    Cockney slang

    Bronx gangland lingua frnaca

    Pidgin

    Muppet speak

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #44

    madhacker

    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?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #45

    madhacker

    Hassle and fish-shop? (But what would that make the Cockney code?)

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #46

    billwall

    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.

     

  • 9 months ago · Quote · #47

    Mbretnesha

    During 2002 Archeological excavations found in Butrinti of Albania, Chess Figure you see on this photo, evaluated from V-th century DC. 

    That discovery brought the chess game played here as the oldest place in all Europe.

     Here is the vocabulary of the beautiful chess game in the Albanian Language,

    Chess  -  Shah, Drushtytje

    Chess Board  -  Kutitë e Shahut

    Check King -  Shah

    Check Quine - Sheh

    Check mate  -  Shah-Mat

    Pawn  -  Ushtar

    King  -  Mbret

    Queen  -  Mbretëreshë, Damë

    Rook  -  Kullë, Kala, Torrë.

    Bishop  -  Alfir, Oficer.

    Knight  -  Kalorës

    Castle  -  Rrokadë

    Black  -  I Zi, E Zezë, [Masculin, Feminil (single)] Të Zezë (Plural)

    White  -  I Bardhë, E Bardhë, [Masculin, Feminil (single)] Të Bardhë (Plural)

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #48

    rasimall

    Azerbaijani Language

    Chess - Şahmat 

    Chess King - Şah

    Rook - Top

    Queen - Vəzir

    Pawn - Piyada

    Knight  - At (Horse)

    Bishop - Fil (Elephant)

    Black - Qara

    White - Ağ 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #49

    deafdrummer

    KeyserSzoze wrote:

    This should be funny and it's very simple. Post the translation in your native language of the following chess terms:

     

    Galeh Yuvo:

     

    chess - chusohvoheheh

    chess board - keozugahvoh chusohvoheheh

    check - peerohmeetoh neele`evoh

    check mate - peerohmeetoh neele`evoh vohmeewu

    pawn - kehzoodahmee

    king - peerohmeetoh

    queen - jehfavohvomee

    rook - eelehlepee

    bishop - vohkehzuichusoh

    knight - chuzuezuorovoi

    castle - ilehlepee

    black - meevohtileh

    white - chuzoohezu

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #50

    UseWithCare

    All languages have a phonetic system of their own, which means some or many letter sounds are pronounced differently, compared to other languages. Also read something about the classification of languages as analytic and synthetic ones to understand a bit more. 

    English is an international language for all practical purposes. The fact that there are more than 260 officially recognised varieties has not prevented it from being used as a true lingua franca.  

    "English, as Russian, as Chinese, as Spanish, are always subject to arbitrary creation of words, idioms, inside his national pubs, stadiums, churches, colleges and the like."  

    If we leave assumptions based on ignorance aside, we notice that notable regional varieties and dialects exist in all languages. There are many region-specific words in Latvian that I do not readily understand because they do not show up in my active vocabulary. But the core (the official, literary variety) is still there: in the curriculum, literature, official texts etc. And this is true for any language. 

    Read more to grasp the whole picture. For example, about registers: http://www.genconnection.com/English/ap/LanguageRegisters.htm. This is not limited to English alone, of course.

    It is often easier to speak a language than to speak about it. Many of those who write and muse about (foreign) languages are laymen (those not properly trained in linguistics but over-concerned and also misguided about the ways and means of language, sometimes also referred to as language mavens). Sadly, people often do not use linguistic terms and definitions because they can't handle them, which unfortunately means they cannot contribute to the subject in a meaningful way.  

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #51

    UseWithCare

    And here's chess in the Latvian language:

    chess  -  šahs 

    chess board  -  šaha dēlītis* (a small one on the table), šaha dēlis (a big one, mounted on the wall)

    * Diminutives are commonly used in Latvian, a lot more than in English. So šaha dēlītis would translate into something like chess boardie, and šaha dēlis into a vertical chess board by definition. However, one only speaks of a small or mini chess set in English.

    check  -  šahs (yes, the same word is used for the chess board)

    check mate  -  mats

    pawn  -  bandinieks

    king  -  karalis

    queen  - dāma

    rook  -  tornis 

    bishop  -  laidnis 

    knight  -  zirdziņš (a diminutive of zirgs (horse))

    castle  -  rokāde

    O-O - īsā rokāde

    O-O-O - garā rokāde 

    black  -  melns

    white  -  balts


    The list lacks many important things so I'll add a few more to the list:

    file - horizontāle

    rank - vertikāle

    diagonal - diagonāle

    kingside - karaļa spārns

    queenside - dāmas spārns

    chess piece - figūra 

    passed pawn - brīvbandinieks

    doubled pawns - dubultie bandinieki

    en passant - ņemšana garāmejot

    minor piece - vieglā figūra

    major piece - smagā figūra

    to take a piece - kaut/sist/ņemt

    checkmate - šahs un mats

    square - lauciņš (a diminutive of lauks (field))

    move - gājiens

    to queen (a pawn) - ieiet dāmās

    a fork - dakša

    a pin - verb piesiet (to pin) is used more often; English tends to use nouns freely, whereas changing the word form (noun-to-verb conversion etc.) may be required in Latvian. 


    To be continued because I need to think about some other terms such as rook lift. 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #52

    fabelhaft

    In Nauruan: rook - mahunga palea koane tsananangariva tsananangakava bahando ata apalueva eta patanda mango paratenga bilimo parakeva, literally "big house of traveler from over the seas made of stone which moves in straight lines and is formed like the beak of the panakea bird". Since there are no abbreviations in Nauruan the chess books get rather long, Fischer's 60 memorable games is 42 000 pages over in all 100 volumes.


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