Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:27 pm

pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Well that works. Now we have to get it corrected back to saying Shanghai :-)
Or why not Shenzhen to be more accurate. We are becoming a SEZ after all. :shrug:
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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by pczz » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:31 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:27 pm
pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:15 pm
Well that works. Now we have to get it corrected back to saying Shanghai :-)
Or why not Shenzhen to be more accurate. We are becoming a SEZ after all. :shrug:
Cos schenzen is too hard to say when you are drunk :-)
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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:22 pm

pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:57 am
username wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:46 am
pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:27 am
"Heng Sovan, an IT specialist, said no one can insert data into Google Translate, which is controlled by the company and cannot always keep up with accurate translations for so many languages."
Even I have contributed to Google Translate from English to Khmer. It's with user contributions they improve (although maybe not so much from my contributions).

It wouldn't surprise me if it did in fact translate to Shanghai, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was just a fake Facebook post. My girlfriend tried it a few days ago, and it translated to Sihanoukville.

There were some similar jokes in Google translate in my language a few years ago too, for example a small town with a lot of immigrants was translated to Mogadishu.
Someone just tried it and it came back kampong Som, but that's using the proper name for snooky. I suppose we ought to try typing in Sihanoukville in Cambodian alphabet, but cannot find a Khmer who knows how. they all call it kampong som
yeah its a similar thing to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh, the original name was Kompong Saom and most locals still call it that, then it got renamed to Khaet Preah Sihanuk in honour of King Sihanouk

Personally i always say Kompong Saom and កំពង់សោម when writing it, Sihanoukville is a bit of a mouthful to say correctly, which most foreigners dont
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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by taabarang » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:36 pm

No matter how you prpronounce Shitsville it has been "Shanghaied by China using the deadliest potion known to Cambodians-money.
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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by epidemiks » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:08 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:57 am
username wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:46 am
pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:27 am
"Heng Sovan, an IT specialist, said no one can insert data into Google Translate, which is controlled by the company and cannot always keep up with accurate translations for so many languages."
Even I have contributed to Google Translate from English to Khmer. It's with user contributions they improve (although maybe not so much from my contributions).

It wouldn't surprise me if it did in fact translate to Shanghai, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was just a fake Facebook post. My girlfriend tried it a few days ago, and it translated to Sihanoukville.

There were some similar jokes in Google translate in my language a few years ago too, for example a small town with a lot of immigrants was translated to Mogadishu.
Someone just tried it and it came back kampong Som, but that's using the proper name for snooky. I suppose we ought to try typing in Sihanoukville in Cambodian alphabet, but cannot find a Khmer who knows how. they all call it kampong som
yeah its a similar thing to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh, the original name was Kompong Saom and most locals still call it that, then it got renamed to Khaet Preah Sihanuk in honour of King Sihanouk

Personally i always say Kompong Saom and កំពង់សោម when writing it, Sihanoukville is a bit of a mouthful to say correctly, which most foreigners dont
The non existent k in សីហនុ​ doesn't help
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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by Barang_doa_slae » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:47 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:22 pm
pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:57 am
username wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:46 am
pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:27 am
"Heng Sovan, an IT specialist, said no one can insert data into Google Translate, which is controlled by the company and cannot always keep up with accurate translations for so many languages."
Even I have contributed to Google Translate from English to Khmer. It's with user contributions they improve (although maybe not so much from my contributions).

It wouldn't surprise me if it did in fact translate to Shanghai, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was just a fake Facebook post. My girlfriend tried it a few days ago, and it translated to Sihanoukville.

There were some similar jokes in Google translate in my language a few years ago too, for example a small town with a lot of immigrants was translated to Mogadishu.
Someone just tried it and it came back kampong Som, but that's using the proper name for snooky. I suppose we ought to try typing in Sihanoukville in Cambodian alphabet, but cannot find a Khmer who knows how. they all call it kampong som
yeah its a similar thing to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh, the original name was Kompong Saom and most locals still call it that, then it got renamed to Khaet Preah Sihanuk in honour of King Sihanouk

Personally i always say Kompong Saom and កំពង់សោម when writing it, Sihanoukville is a bit of a mouthful to say correctly, which most foreigners dont
Try that in a weather app or for mail :lol:
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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by willyhilly » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:36 am

Good to see people writing Saom not Som.The pronunciation should not rhyme with Kompong Thom. I always hate the poms pronouncing Patt a ya as Pa Tire. The Germans always called it that. Its much easier to pronounce properly than Kompong Saom
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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by cptrelentless » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:46 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:57 am
username wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:46 am
pczz wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:27 am
"Heng Sovan, an IT specialist, said no one can insert data into Google Translate, which is controlled by the company and cannot always keep up with accurate translations for so many languages."
Even I have contributed to Google Translate from English to Khmer. It's with user contributions they improve (although maybe not so much from my contributions).

It wouldn't surprise me if it did in fact translate to Shanghai, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was just a fake Facebook post. My girlfriend tried it a few days ago, and it translated to Sihanoukville.

There were some similar jokes in Google translate in my language a few years ago too, for example a small town with a lot of immigrants was translated to Mogadishu.
Someone just tried it and it came back kampong Som, but that's using the proper name for snooky. I suppose we ought to try typing in Sihanoukville in Cambodian alphabet, but cannot find a Khmer who knows how. they all call it kampong som
yeah its a similar thing to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh, the original name was Kompong Saom and most locals still call it that, then it got renamed to Khaet Preah Sihanuk in honour of King Sihanouk

Personally i always say Kompong Saom and កំពង់សោម when writing it, Sihanoukville is a bit of a mouthful to say correctly, which most foreigners dont
The original name is Sihanoukville, named that by the French. KS is the K hmer Rouge name

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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by epidemiks » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:23 am

The official name is Preah Sihanouk city ក្រុងព្រះសីហនុ and Preah Sihanouk Province​ ខេត្តព្រះសីហនុ.
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Re: Google Translate is freaking out Sihanoukville

Post by pczz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:05 pm

willyhilly wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:36 am
Good to see people writing Saom not Som.The pronunciation should not rhyme with Kompong Thom. I always hate the poms pronouncing Patt a ya as Pa Tire. The Germans always called it that. Its much easier to pronounce properly than Kompong Saom
Don't you mean pa Tyre :-) Not as anooying as aussies saying maight instead of mate
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