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From: ddecart <>
Subject: Re: Translation required!
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 15:33:25 -0400
A helpful hint to all of those (like myself) who occasionally need
translations from French (or Spanish, or German, or Italian....).
Altavista has a translation site www.babelfish.altavista.com which seems
to do an adequate job of translating between languages. (For those who
are curious: a Babelfish is what the main character in "A Hitchiker's
Guide to the Galaxy" placed in his ear, allowing him to understand what
was spoken by non-english speaking characters.)
The results of using Babelfish for the requested translation are
slightly different than what Victor posted, although the overall meaning
comes through. This should help figure out what was said until a
"proper" translation can be obtained.
"Died, Friday the 16 of the current, and in the residence of Mrs. Burke,
his daughter, Mrs. Messervy, widow of fire Capt. France Messervy, of the
Royal Navy, and Niece of fire Nicolas Messervy, Ecr., of alive sound
Lieut. Bailly of this Island. The Loss of this sizeable Dame, which was
68 years agee, is the object of the pain of its inconsolable family, and
of the regrets of all lex people which had the advantage of the
connaltre. Its remainders mortals out ete deposes aupres of those of
his/her husband, in the Cemetery of the parish of St Saver. "
At 17:32 99-07-12 +1200, wrote:
>I wondered if some kind, French speaking soul would translate this
>article for me:-
>"Extrait de la Gazette de Jersey, du 24 janvier 1829 -
> Mourut, Vendredi le 16 du courant, et au domicile de Mme Burke,
>fille, Mme Messervy, veuve de feu le Capt. Fr. Messervy, de la Marine
>Royale, et Niece de feu Nicolas Messervy, Ecr., de son vivant Lieut.
>Bailly de cette Ile. La Perte de cette respectable Dame, qui etait agee
>de 68 ans, est l'objet de la douleur de sa famille inconsolable, et des
>regrets de toutes lex personnes qui avaient l'avantage de la connaltre.
>Ses restes mortels out ete deposes aupres de ceux de son mari, dans le
>Cimetiere de la paroisse de St Sauveur."
>Thank you in advance - Alison, Wellington, NZ