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Elizabeth Pearl

        Babelfish Experiment (2)

The tower collapses,
raising fragments of sound 



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the tower collapses,
raises the sound the fragment
昇    タ
給  ワ
音  ー
片  の
       崩
       壊
        ,
 collapse of tower
and raise in salary sound piece
탑의 붕괴와 급료안에
절상은 조각을 소리가 난다
raise formation of a cabinet
the sound is born inside collapsing
and salary of the tower
oбразование повышения шкафа звук
принесено внутри рушиться и зарплаты башни
the formation of an increase in the cabinet sound
is brought inside to collapse
and the wage of the tower
o σχηματισμός μιας αύξησης
στον ήχο γραφείων
παρουσιάζεται μέσα για να
καταρρεύσει και η αμοιβή του πύργου
the shaping of increase
in the sound of offices
is presented in in order to collapse
also the wage of tower
Das Formen der Zunahme
des Tones der Büros wird innen dargestellt,
um auch einzustürzen
der Lohn des Aufsatzes
forming the increase
of the clay/tone
of the offices
inside represented,
to over also collapse
the wages of the essay
het vormen van de verhoging
van de klei/de toon
van de bureausbinnenkant die,
aan ook wordt vertegenwoordigd
over doet ineenstorten de lonen
van de poging
forming the increase of clay/
the tone of the office
within side which is represented,
to also concerning does collapse
the remunerations of the attempt
la formation de l'augmentation
de la tonalité de clay/the
du bureau dans le côté
qui est représenté,
à aussi au sujet de s'effondre
les rémunérations de la tentative
the formation of the increase
in the tonality of clay/the
of the office in the side
which is represented,
with also about breaks down
remunerations of the attempt
la formazione dell'aumento
nella tonalità di clay/the dell'ufficio
nel lato che è rappresentato,
con anche circa suddivide le retribuzioni
del tentative
the formation of the increase
in the tonality of clay/the
of the office in the side that is represented,
with also approximately subdivides the
retribuzioni of the attempt
la formación del aumento
en la tonalidad de clay/the
de la oficina en el lado
se representa que,
con también subdivide aproximadamente
el retribuzioni de la tentativa
the formation of the increase
in the tonality of clay/the of the office
in the side imagines that,
with also it subdivides approximately
retribuzioni of the attempt
a formação do aumento
no tonality de clay/the
do escritório no lado imagina aquela,
com também ela subdivide
aproximadamente
o retribuzioni da tentativa

the formation of the increase in tonality

of clay/the of the office in the side

imagines that one, with also it

subdivides approximately

retribuzioni of the

attempt.


I am an English Literature student in my final year at Sheffield University. After spending a semester on exchange in France, I developed an interest in languages and linguistics. This inspired me to use the software at http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr to play a multi-lingual game of Chinese whispers. Because the translation software is imperfect, the sense of a sentence alters each time it is translated. 'Babelfish Experiment 2' puts a sentence through 22 transformations, tracing the languages in order of geographic location (East to West), beginning with those most graphologically dissimilar from English



 

 

 

 

 

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