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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:48 PM

Need a Greek translation ..



The most un-ambiguous bad-dog sign I have ever seen, and it is in Greek! Bought two of these signs in downtown Athens in around 1997. Intuitively, I know exactly what it means. Those teeth tell the story. But what is the exact translation of the Greek? Beware of dog?

I had these on the various gates to my backyards: Sirius' and Nick's playgrounds in Dallas (TX) and Greenville (SC). They would have laughed their doggie asses off if they knew what it meant. Could not be further from the truth, pertaining to sweet Sirius and Nick-Nick.

BTW: I scanned one of those the metal signs and restored the image in Photoshop. I plan to make a couple of new metal versions this week.

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DemoTex Jun 24 OP
Leghorn21 Jun 24 #1
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 24 #2
csziggy Jun 24 #3
ProudLib72 Jun 24 #4
csziggy Jun 24 #5
ProudLib72 Jun 24 #7
ornotna Jun 24 #6
ornotna Jun 24 #8

Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:51 PM

1. "BACK. THE FUCK. UP."

or something very much like that!!?

Iíll be checking back for the actual translation!L

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 07:54 PM

2. More like "Caution" or "Attention: Dog."

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:24 PM

3. Using WordPerfect Insert Symbol and transcribing the Greek letters

Then Google Translate I get:

ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ ΣΚϒΔΟΣ
PROSOCHI SKYDOS
WARNING SKY

DOG translates as:
ΣΚΥΛΟΣ
SKYLOS

WOLF as:
ΛΥΚΟΣ
LYKOS

But I am not sure about some of the Greek characters - they are different in the ones provided in WordPerfect and may not be correct. I suspect the correct version for the second word is dog.

Given the similarity to "sky" I wonder if there is sort of a pun there, too, with the sun behind the animal.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:30 PM

4. You put in a delta instead of lamda

It's SKYLOS

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:34 PM

5. I knew I got it wrong - that's why I did the reverse translations.

And Google Translate did a pretty good job with my clunky effort.

I use WordPerfect to transcribe signs in some other language when playing GeoGuessr. It works good enough to let me find out where I am in that game.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:38 PM

7. Well, I had to look very closely because I don't know Greek

I know how to read the Cyrillic alphabet which is, I guess, close enough.

We get by with what we've got, right?!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:36 PM

6. I think the first word is beware

Προσοχή

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Response to ornotna (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:55 PM

8. Looks like the second word is probably dog

Σκύλος

Just guessing on both with a little Google help.

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