I love convoluted sentences

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I love convoluted sentences

Post by Richard Hargreaves » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:51 pm

Unser Mißgeschick hat die Bolschewiken bruststolz gemacht. Zweifellos werten sie, was sich auf der Vormarschstraße zu einem Erfolg der Sowjets umgemünzt hat, als alleiniges Verdienst der Einsatzbereitschaft ihrer Truppenteile, und Anfangserfolge müssen genützt werden, deshalb greifen sie jetzt an der ganzen breiten Front mit Heftigkeit und Hartnäckigkeit und in überraschender Stärke an.

Our misfortunate has made the Bolsheviks puff up their chests.

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and initial successes must be exploited, so now they are attacking on a broad front with vigour, tenacity and in surprising strength.

From Peter Dimt's Flammender Kaukasus; a very good book but a b***ard to translate. :(
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Re: I love convoluted sentences

Post by fridgeman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:50 pm

The happenings at the advance route* that turned out to be a soviet success, are now evaluated by the the soviets
as an exclusive success of their troops operational readiness

*you cant say from the one sentence what he means, maybe a battle or something connected to support

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Re: I love convoluted sentences

Post by Howard » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:14 am

Hi guys,

here's my take on this little gem:

Our misfortune swelled Bolshevik chests. There's no doubt that they put down what turned into a Soviet success on the march up here solely to the credit of the operational readiness of their troops and initial successes must be exploited, so they are now attacking doggedly along the whole front in surprising numbers.
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Re: I love convoluted sentences

Post by Richard Hargreaves » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:37 am

Thanks gents.

I just hope if any Germans have the pleasure of translating one of my tomes into their tongue they have as much 'fun'. :D
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Re: I love convoluted sentences

Post by Howard » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:43 am

Fun ?

Now I'm sure they have a word for that..... :[] :D
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