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swept in from User talk:Ravikiran r

Okay Ravi, I know that you're very busy, but could you please look through my sandbox and gimme some feedback on the English-Hindi translations that I've been doing for wikitravel-specific vocab. I want to launch a Hindi wikitravel expedition by next month if all goes well...  :)

And see if you can come up with Hindi terms for docent, VfD and iterenary, Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 08:10, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

  1. मार्ग्दर्शक्?
  2. ____ का प्ऱस्ताव् (Check with Wikipedia what they use...)
  3. भ्ऱमण्पथ्?

I will come up with more suggestions later. BTW, have you seen this [1]?

P.S. How's Bombay progressing? :) Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) •

By the end of this month, I hope to make it a guide. — Ravikiran 10:45, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for the link. It is awesome, just type in Roman and out comes the Hindi font! I have translated the welcome note already, take a look (User:Upamanyuwikitravel/Sandbox) Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 05:24, 13 March 2007 (EDT)

मार्गदर्शक is an excellent suggestion for docent.
I dunno what Hi:Wp uses for VfD (well, they use AfD in en). I opened AfD but couldn't find the hindi link in the other languages box. How about हटाने का प्रस्ताव ?
Do you mean भ्रमण पथ ? That's good. I was think about विचरण पथ but भ्रमण is a better word.

Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 05:24, 13 March 2007 (EDT)

Hey Ravi, please sign up for the Hindi wikitravel expedition. I know you're very busy, but we need an experienced wikitraveller and well, I still have a lot of stuff to learn... (I'm not an admin either) Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 07:45, 15 March 2007 (EDT)

And we need translations for the following...

  • Off the beaten Path (— हायवे से हटके?? — Ravikiran 23:33, 15 March 2007 (EDT))
  • Policies and guidelines (— नीति एवम् सूची — Ravikiran 23:33, 15 March 2007 (EDT))
Done, but who's going to write the articles? It is one thing to do the translations. It is another to actually write the guides. Very tough to do. We need some solid committed people for that. Please don't start the language version till we have at least 4-5 people. — Ravikiran 23:28, 15 March 2007 (EDT)
I'm not going to start it until we have at least 8 guys :), I realize that writing guides ain't a joke. I'm still working hard on translating the MoS - User:Upamanyuwikitravel/Sandbox#MoS. If you have spare time, please try to translate a page or two, but if you're busy, no problem :) . I hope it's OK if I encourage my classmates to join because my friend Himanshu will definitely sign up. One wikipedian from the hi:wikipedia, Mitul, has also agreed to join. And User:Yann will also probably accept, I've asked him on his user-page, but perhaps I'll add it in French to his fr: page, he's more active out there. BTW, on the 5-point scale used for babels, what would you rate yourself for Hindi - 3,4 or 5?? -- Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 06:34, 16 March 2007 (EDT)
I think that Yann is a she... Not sure. On a 4 for Hindi. Also, did you have a look at my suggestions above? Also, this page is getting too messy. Can you create a page as a subpage of the Hindi expedition page, where everyone can chip in with suggestions for all translations? That will be easier to keep track of. — Ravikiran 02:22, 17 March 2007 (EDT)
Hey I didn't mean to tell you to move the entire conversation here! I meant that all those translation suggestions! e.g. This one, which you probably did not notice because the page was getting too messy!
  • Off the beaten Path (— हायवे से हटके?? — Ravikiran 23:33, 15 March 2007 (EDT))
  • Policies and guidelines (— नीति एवम् सूची — Ravikiran 23:33, 15 March 2007 (EDT))

Ravikiran 07:50, 17 March 2007 (EDT)

You wanted a hard-working comminted guy. Well, I've found one. shared:User:Mitul. Advanced level in both Hindi and English, as well as an admin on the hi:WP

Now for 3-4 more.... Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 12:11, 16 March 2007 (EDT)

Great! — Ravikiran 02:22, 17 March 2007 (EDT)
Ya, of course I will add your suggestions to the wt:specific vocab list. So you're on a 4 for Hindi, 3 for Mrathi? Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 05:52, 17 March 2007 (EDT)


Upamanyu, I appreciate your efforts to begin a Hindi Wiktiravel, but I have a suggestion. How does विकिभ्रमण or विकियात्रा sound instead of विकिट्रैवल? What do you think? --Wolf 14:24, 19 March 2007 (EDT)

विकियात्रा - This is not a bad idea but the snag is that यात्रा refers more to a journey than travel per se.
विकिभ्रमण - This is not a bad idea either. Better than the previous one, the snag here is that भ्रमण is not a very common word. In fact, we're planning to use भ्रमण for itenerary.

Wikitravel generally uses the same word across all language versions, with the exception of Japanese, since travel may be a little hard to pronounce for Japanese speakers. In the case of Hindi, there's no spelling issue, and most Hindi-speaking people will be able to understand the word travel. In fact, the chances of an internet user knowing the word travel is greater than the chances of him/her knowing what भ्रमण means, it is seriously quite Sanskritized!

That said, you have a right to disagree and argue against the viewpoints given above. We'll come to a concensus on this one soon, don't worry, and the outcome will be the word which will be chosen by the majority. Anyway, I'll ask others what they think. Take care Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 07:32, 20 March 2007 (EDT)

  • Post Scriptum: Fantastic work on the wp.s, congrats!
I would just like to say that the words used on the Hindi Wikipedia for Template, Website and District are साँचा, जालपृष्ठ and जिला/ज़िला. They might sound a bit complicated/Sanskritised, but I think it may be better than using English words.--Wolf 14:19, 20 March 2007 (EDT)
Yeah, but there is a copyright issue at stake, do you realize that. Wikitravel has legal claims on the term "wikitravel" and there'll be legal issues to add to it if we use a "wiki+Hindi word". Besides, you're a wikipedian, and in wikipedia using the shuddh Hindi word is preferable to using an English one. But in wikitravel, the traveller comes first, so we can't use जालपृष्ठ for website because half the inbternet users who'll be using hi:wt won't be knowing what it means! Our policy is : The Traveller Comes First. We can indeed use साँचा for template, but sorry, जालपृष्ठ is way too Sanskritized. It is no good using words on a travel guide that are way too complicated for others to understand, we have to strike a balance between English and technical Hindi. In fact, I noticed that the Sanskrit wp's interface is completely in English. Terms like जालपृष्ठ would be useful for the sa:wp, even for languages like Marathi or Bengali, but not for Hindi.

Regarding the word wikitravel, if I had to choose a Hindi alternative, I'd go for WikiParyatan, since we use the term "Paryatan Vishvakosh" for travel guide. Take care and remember, my say is not the only opinion that counts, it is the the majority that wins..... Upamanyuwikitravel( Talk )( Travel ) • 06:26, 21 March 2007 (EDT)