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    What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    In the film 'The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy' one of the characters names 'Slartibartfast'. What does it mean anything?
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Douglas Adams writes in the notes accompanying the published volume of original radio scripts that he wanted Slartibartfast's name to sound very rude, but still actually be broadcastable. He therefore started with the name "Phartiphukborlz", and changed bits of it until it would be acceptable to the BBC.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slartibartfast
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    And Russian version of same here:
    В своих заметках ко второй части оригинальной радиопостановки Дуглас Адамс писал, что он хотел сделать так, чтобы имя Слартибартфаста звучало очень грубо, однако не настолько, чтобы попасть под цензуру. Для начала он хотел назвать его именем «Фартифукборлцз».
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Спасибо за вопрос!
    Одна из моих любимейших книг. И когда я играл в Lineage, я именно это имя хотел взять для своего персонажа. Но оно показалось мне слишком длинным, и я оставил из него Bart, даже не понимая, значит ли это что-то.

    Извините, что по-русски. Мне пока так проще.
    В основном безвреден.

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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy
    In the film 'The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy' one of the characters' names is 'Slartibartfast'. _Does it mean anything?
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by quartz
    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy
    In the film 'The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy' one of the character's names is 'Slartibartfast'. _Does it mean anything?
    quartz, thanks.

    quartz, and in this case, must not "names" be without "-s" in the end?
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy
    In the film 'The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy' one of the character's names is 'Slartibartfast'. _Does it mean anything?
    quartz, thanks.

    quartz, and in this case, must not "names" be without "-s" in the end?





    Good question! My mistake. It should be "one of the characters' names" (the possessive s can be dropped after a plural that ends in s).
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by quartz
    Good question! My mistake. It should be "one of the characters' names" (the possessive s can be dropped after a plural that ends in s).
    I am whole confused )))
    I think it should be "one of the characters' name_ is 'Slartibartfast'". A name (Slartibartfast) is one (singular), you know. How come 'names' rather than 'name'?
    'one of the characters' name' = 'name of one of the characters'? isn't that so?
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Одно из имён (многочисленных) героев фильма
    Одно из имён героя фильма
    В русском логика такая же, как ни крути: одно из многих (one of the many).

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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy
    Quote Originally Posted by quartz
    Good question! My mistake. It should be "one of the characters' names" (the possessive s can be dropped after a plural that ends in s).
    I am whole confused )))
    I think it should be "one of the characters' name_ is 'Slartibartfast'". A name (Slartibartfast) is one (singular), you know. How come 'names' rather than 'name'?
    'one of the characters' name' = 'name of one of the characters'? isn't that so?

    one of the characters' names = "one of the (many) names of the (many) characters" = Одно из имён (многочисленных) героев фильма (as alex said)
    Characters here is adjectival noun. One here goes with "names". You need plural noun with the phrase "one of ..."

    "name of one of the characters" is different -- one here goes with "characters" (имя одного из многих персонажей)
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    Одно из имён (многочисленных) героев фильма
    Одно из имён героя фильма
    В русском логика такая же, как ни крути: одно из многих (one of the many).
    'one of the characters' name' = "имя одного из персонажей"
    а если с "names" ('one of the characters' names'), тогда получается "имена одного из персонажей", что неправильно!
    Или я где-то торможу?
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy
    Quote Originally Posted by alexB
    Одно из имён (многочисленных) героев фильма
    Одно из имён героя фильма
    В русском логика такая же, как ни крути: одно из многих (one of the many).
    'one of the characters' name' = "имя одного из персонажей"
    а если с "names" ('one of the characters' names'), тогда получается "имена одного из персонажей", что неправильно!
    Или я где-то торможу?
    If with "names" -- One of the characters' names -- one goes with names
    it means, "oдно из имён", and not "одного из персонажей"

    'one of the characters' name' = "имя одного из персонажей" -- Not exactly. See my post above.
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by quartz
    If with "names" -- One of the characters' names -- one goes with names
    it means, "oдно из имён", and not "одного из персонажей"

    'one of the characters' name' = "имя одного из персонажей" -- Not exactly. See my post above.
    It come home to me now! All is correct, quartz, alexB.
    'one of the characters' names' = "одно из имён персонажей". I thought 'names' goes with 'one of the characters'' but that isn't correct.
    I simply have translated no correct...:fool"

    Thanks once again.

    P.S.: I wanted to say "...one of the characters [s:3k2e8pxm]names[/s:3k2e8pxm] is called 'Slartibartfast'" primordially.
    Thanks for correcting me.

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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    quartz, incidentally, and what rude are in names 'Phartiphukborlz' and 'Slartibartfast'?
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy
    quartz, incidentally, and what is rude in the names 'Phartiphukborlz' and 'Slartibartfast'?
    Seriously?

    Phartiphukborlz sounds like "fart-f**k-balls"
    the second one is the altered version
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy
    I simply have translated incorrectly...:fool"

    Thanks once again.

    P.S.: I originally wanted to say "...one of the characters [s:3ggy2q20]names[/s:3ggy2q20] is called 'Slartibartfast'" [s:3ggy2q20]primordially[/s:3ggy2q20].
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    Re: What is name 'Slartibartfast'?

    Quote Originally Posted by quartz
    Phartiphukborlz sounds like "fart-f**k-balls"
    the second one is the altered version
    O_o ))

    Quote Originally Posted by quartz
    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy
    quartz, incidentally, and what is rude in the names 'Phartiphukborlz' and 'Slartibartfast'?

    I simply have translated incorrectly...:fool"

    P.S.: I originally wanted to say "...one of the characters [s:3j1dlgs2]names[/s:3j1dlgs2] is called 'Slartibartfast'" [s:3j1dlgs2]primordially[/s:3j1dlgs2].
    Thanks for correcting me.

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