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Author Topic: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)  (Read 787 times)

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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2020, 10:03:12 PM »
That's so interesting! I did recently see a Chinese G1 book on eBay and I'm kinda dying for it but the price was a bit steep - it looked like it was from the 90s though and I wondered where on earth it might have come from/its story. Never seen these G3 hybrid books before!
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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2020, 10:09:10 PM »
Did they look like this, skyline?

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I used to have the whole set of those but I sold them.  They're from 1994  and they have drawings the are definitely traced from MLP & Friends (pretty roughly).  I don't think they were licensed and I wonder how they got the images to trace--just screenshots taken from a computer playing the DVD, or--??  Did it even have DVDs yet?

Also for some reason they decided the symbols weren't important and just left them off in 99% of the drawings, lol.
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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2020, 10:16:26 PM »
What's interesting too is they have completely different names for the pony line.

The G3 era books you've been posting all say "Little Pony" (3 characters are small, horse and pony), which is what Google translated as little foal...)

But that older one says My Little Pony & Friends (Wo de xiao ma he peng you men...I think? With some accent tone things).

So they're completely different production things IMO. Even though they're both circling the old MLP stuff.
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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2020, 10:46:49 PM »
Did they look like this, skyline?

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That's the one! So cool!
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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2020, 08:42:17 AM »
ooh, these are weird and cool! I love oddities like this.

The cover art is gorgeous *w*
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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2020, 09:10:38 AM »
These are so awesome! I have the three 90s books (they were published in 1994, by the way). I don't know any Chinese at all but they are lovely to look at. Now I'm thinking I might need to track down these G3 era books as well....
I'm obsessed with foreign pony names so it's fun seeing what they're called in Chinese. Weird Wind :lol:. It's interesting that the names are translated and not just phonetic renderings of the English.

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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2020, 05:11:36 PM »
That is hilarious!
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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2020, 05:25:02 PM »
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The dust jacket quotes, as promised.  Like, I just feel "Cute pony stories your kids will like" + pictures of ponies would have been sufficient. :P
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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2020, 09:29:22 PM »
well, of course, MLP is the gospel for children! 
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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2020, 10:21:26 PM »
I had a sudden revelation . . . I think the reason Whizzer got renamed to "Expert" is they didn't really understand that her name, in context, is a reference to "whizzing around" (spinning like the propeller on the propeller beanie) and "fast". 

I think they interpreted it as being based on "whiz", as in "that kid's a real whiz" or "she's a computer whiz."  Meaning a smart person, maybe a bit of a nerd or a specialist.  Smart person . . . EXPERT!  The perfect name!  :P

So here's another pony whose translated name is interesting . . .

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Google Translate will alter the translation depending on the angle you hold your phone and sometimes they would translate her name as "Weird Wind", but it REALLY preferred "Weird Style" or "Weird One."   :P
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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2020, 10:29:51 PM »
" Gusty the weirdo, likes to criticize others. " :rofl:

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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2020, 10:46:38 PM »
Again I'm going from Japanese, but I'm guessing that the translation shifts because the third character is this character...


It's the simplified Chinese version on the book, so it looks a little different, but I guess the meaning is the same.

In Japanese this is the character for wind (kaze) but it's also used to mean 'style' of something (so Japanese food is wafuu, western style clothing is youfuu...etc.)

So the translator is giving you both versions.

I would assume given Gusty's theme that 'Wind' is probably the right one here.

In Japanese the first character means "old" and the second one means...something like...mystical or spooky or...it's the first character in Japanese from the word kaibutsu (monster), but it also has the sense of spiritual or magical or whatever.

Apparently in Chinese those two things put together = eccentric? According to online dictionaries anyway?
So her name is Gǔguàifēng. And I'm gonna go with the option of "Weird Wind" xD. It's nicely alliterated.

But I still love how weirdness is associated somehow in Chinese with old >.>.



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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2020, 05:31:34 PM »
It's from some books published in the G3 era, but the contents are screencaps of G1 MLP & Friends arranged into comics.  I think they are licensed because at the end of the book there's a note like:  "If you find someone producing illegal copies of these books, report them to us for a reward", lol.  (Also because there's a section at the back advertising G3 toys.)

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(Other covers here.)

There are 8 books total and each one has stats for one pony on the book jacket.  So sadly we only have eight tech specs, but they do also have character rosters in the front of the book, which is fun.  According to Google Translate, Gusty's name is now Weird Wind.

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Re: Anyone read Mandarin? (G1 / G3 pony books)
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2020, 02:18:14 PM »
I forgot to take a picture of the original text, but here's the Google Translate for Sweet Stuff:

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