... Babelfish is useful for translating texts from foreign languages into one you speak, and I think that s its real purpose. It s broken, but can usually giveMessage 1 of 16 , Jun 30, 2006View SourceOn 01/07/06, Steven Williams <feurieaux@...> wrote:
> Babelfish isn't absolutely useless, but there'reBabelfish is useful for translating texts from foreign languages into
> better utilities out there. And nothing beats asking a
> native speaker (which you may not have access to,
> depending on your location).
one you speak, and I think that's its real purpose. It's broken, but
can usually give you enough understanding you can work out what it
means. I've also seen it used to encourage native translations: a lot
of French/German computer users willl be fluent enough in English
they're happy to use an English translation of software, but (so the
theory goes), they're less happy to see a broken French/German
translation. Give them the latter, and (so the theory goes) they'll
contribute back corrections. (I suppose this is a special case of the
... Not exactly. In general we do not call them bloodhounds. Bloodhound is the name of a specific breed. There are many other breeds that hunt by scent,Message 1 of 16 , Jul 1, 2006View Source
>>On 6/30/06, Stephen Mulraney <ataltane.conlang@...> wrote:Not exactly. In general we do not call
>>'Spur' actually has an English cognate - spoor, which I've mainly
>>seen referring to the trail (usually of scent) left by a fleeing
>>animal, and which may be tracked by a dog (do Americans call such
>>dogs 'smelling nose dogs'? :-) ).
>"Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:
>American Germans might, I suppose, but in general we call
them "bloodhounds." "Bloodhound" is the name of a specific breed.
There are many other breeds that hunt by scent, such as beagles and
the many breeds of terriers. To my knowledge, bloodhounds are no
longer used in the hunt, but are used to find lost people. Other
breeds have been trained to do this as well, such as German
shepherds and Doberman pinschers.
I do not know that there is a specific name for this type of dog. I
do know that dogs which hunt by sight are called "gazehounds," e.g.,
Afghan hounds, borzois, greyhounds. Perhaps those that hunt by
smell are called (could be called) scenthounds.