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Google Translate's Mongolia Service Goes Horribly Wrong
Thread poster: Barbara Carrara

Barbara Carrara  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 00:11
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English to Italian
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Feb 2, 2018

'No Mongolian speaker would think of their language as gobbledygook but a Google glitch made it so.'

https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/google-translates-mongolia-service-goes-horribly-wrong/

Here's one of the screenshots included in the piece from The Diplomat (19 Jan, 2018)

Schermata del 2018-02-02 14-52-48

No wonder this has been aptly referred-to as 'the Mongolian oracle' by “Insane Asylum” (the Russian Facebook page which first spotted the anomaly)...

Happy human translating, everyone!


 

Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 00:11
Member (2005)
English to German
Wrong species Feb 2, 2018

Heh. They probably didn't mean the language of Mongolian humans, but of these guys:



Mongolian Lark (Melanocorypha mongolica)


 


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