Wikipedia article on non-grape based wine translated into Occidental / Interlingua (vin sin vinberes)

Monday, July 21, 2008

In vino veritas - proverbie latin.

I have a large Occidental dictionary on file but it was a bit annoying to search through as each of the words were located on the far left which made it impossible to search for words by starting with a space, so looking for a word like 'far' would result in having to go through other unrelated words like stuffar, torrefar, fareséo, and so on. Looking at the HTML source today though I noticed that each line started with a type bit of code, and so I was able to automatically replace that with the same code plus a space to the right. I also removed the commas and replaced them with a | instead, (and semicolons with || ) so
spectre, fantoma, ilusion
has become
spectre | fantoma || ilusion
which makes it waaaay easier to find words in a short time. As a result, I'm having a much easier time translating articles into Occidental now. As always, I selected an article just about to go up on the Main Page in the did you know...? section to translated into an IAL (now Occidental) to attempt to bring some attention to international auxiliary languages. The article this time is called non-grape based wines, and I did a bit over half of it. Here is the article in Occidental, and the corresponding English source:

Occidental English
Li etiquette vin es frequentmen aplicat a trincages de alcohol queles ne have un base de vinberes. Ti posse includer vines productet de fructes quam pomes e sambucus, starches quam ris, e anc flores e malherbes quam leontodones e cannabis. Li plu comun e limitat definition de vin relate a li production de fermentat succ de vinberes, benque quelcves it es alargat a includer quelcunc trincage con un fermentation con li conversion de un sucre-solution ad-in alcohol. Alcun trincages quam cidre, hidromel e pir-cidre anc ne es includet in ti larg definition de vin pro rationes historic. In mult areas del munde, li comercial usage del parol "vin" is protectet de leges. In li areas sub li jurisdition del Europan Commission, "vin" es definit legalmen quam li fermentat succ de vinberes. The label of wine is often applied to alcoholic beverages that are not grape-based. This can include wines produced from fruits like apples and elderberries, starches like rice, as well as flowers and weeds like dandelion and marijuana wine. The most common, narrow definition of wine relates to the product of fermented grape juice, though it is sometimes broaden to include any beverage with a fermentation based on the conversion of a sugar solution into alcohol (though those based on hydrolyzed barley such beer are often excluded). Some drinks such as cider, mead and perry are also excluded from this broad definition of wine for historical reasons. In many areas of the word, the commercial use of the word "wine" is protected by law. In the areas under the jurisdiction of the European Commission, "wine" is legally defined only as the fermented juice of grapes.

Fructe-vines ha traditionalmen esset populari inter hematri vineros e in areas con frisc climas quam Nord America e Scandinavia. Lu max fructes e beres ha li potential a producter vin, tamen li summa de fermentabil sucres es frequentmen bass, e deve esser supleet por haver suficient nivelles de alcohol. Sucrose es adjuntet sovente con mult fructes queles have nivelles excessiv de acides (sovente citric o malic acid).
Fruit wine

Fruit wines have traditionally been popularly with home winemakers and in areas with cool climates such as North America and Scandinavia. Most fruits and berries have the potential to produce wine, however the amount of fermentable sugars is often low and need to be supplemented in order to have sufficient alcohol levels. Sucrose is often added with many fruits having excessive levels of acids (usually citric or malic acid).

I'm still comparatively new at Occidental however, and will continue to need corrections for the time being. Please leave any comments below when you find any errors.


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