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False friends rules for Japanese/English


(tadashi) #1

Hello,

First of all, thanks for developing such useful tool! :smile:

I made a few false friends rules based on the Wikipedia page on false friends (as I'm not a fluent speaker of Japanese, maybe it would be better to do a double check before implementing them). Hope these rules turn to be useful to the project:

<rulegroup id="ABOUT">

    <rule>
      <pattern lang="en">
        <token>about</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="ja">ο½žγ«γ€γ„γ¦</translation>
    </rule>


<rule>    
      <pattern lang="ja">
        <token>γ‚’γƒγ‚¦γƒˆ</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="en">vague</translation>
      <translation lang="en">lazy</translation>
      <translation lang="en">sloppy</translation>
    </rule>

<rulegroup id="CUNNING">

    <rule>
      <pattern lang="en">
        <token>cunning</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="ja">狑い</translation>
    </rule>


<rule>    
      <pattern lang="ja">
        <token>カンニング</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="en">cheating in an exam</translation>
    </rule>

<rulegroup id="HALF">

    <rule>
      <pattern lang="en">
        <token>half</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="ja">半</translation>
    </rule>


<rule>    
      <pattern lang="ja">
        <token>ハーフ</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="en">biracial person (esp. half-Japanese)</translation>
    </rule>

<rulegroup id="ICE">

    <rule>
      <pattern lang="en">
        <token>ice</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="ja">ζ°·</translation>
    </rule>


<rule>    
      <pattern lang="ja">
        <token>γ‚’γ‚€γ‚Ή</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="en">ice cream</translation>
    </rule>

<rulegroup id="JUICE">

    <rule>
      <pattern lang="en">
        <token>juice</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="ja">果汁</translation>
    </rule>


<rule>    
      <pattern lang="ja">
        <token>γ‚Έγƒ₯γƒΌγ‚Ή</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="en">soft drink</translation>
    </rule>

<rulegroup id="SMART">

    <rule>
      <pattern lang="en">
        <token>smart</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="ja">賒い</translation>
    </rule>


<rule>    
      <pattern lang="ja">
        <token>γ‚ΉγƒžγƒΌγƒˆ</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="en">slim</translation>
    </rule>

<rulegroup id="TALENT">

    <rule>
      <pattern lang="en">
        <token>talent</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="ja">才能</translation>
    </rule>


<rule>    
      <pattern lang="ja">
        <token>γ‚Ώγƒ¬γƒ³γƒˆ</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="en">TV personality</translation>
    </rule>


(Daniel Naber) #2

Hi,

thanks for your contribution! We currently don't have a native Japanese speaker in our team. Do you know someone who could double-check your rules?

Regards
Daniel


(tadashi) #3

Dear Daniel,

Sorry for not replying sooner.

I asked at hi-native forum and the rules seems to be OK, except for the smart and talent rules, which should be updated to:

<rulegroup id="SMART">

    <rule>
      <pattern lang="en">
        <token>smart</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="ja">ι ­γŒγ„γ„</translation>
    </rule>


<rule>    
      <pattern lang="ja">
        <token>γ‚ΉγƒžγƒΌγƒˆ</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="en">slim</translation>
    </rule>

<rulegroup id="TALENT">

    <rule>
      <pattern lang="en">
        <token>talent</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="ja">才能</translation>
    </rule>


<rule>    
      <pattern lang="ja">
        <token>γ‚Ώγƒ¬γƒ³γƒˆ</token>
      </pattern>
      <translation lang="en">Celebrity</translation>
    </rule>

It also seems that ハーフ is a questionable word in Japanese culture, so maybe this commentary should be added to the rule.


(Daniel Naber) #4

Thanks, I've committed these so all new false friends will be part of LanguageTool 3.2, to be released at the end of the month. They will also be available tonight in the nightly build: https://languagetool.org/download/snapshots/?C=M;O=D