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Murvihill25 Sep 2016 1:21 p.m. PST

Hi All:
I'm finishing up my Pathan army and found very little in the way of flags. I thought I'd make one for the Ghazis and found that in google there is a translate feature. You can type anything you want in English and change the language to anything you want. Here is "I drink your milkshake" in Arabic:
أنا أشرب اللبن الخاص بك
So paste in white onto a black rectangle, mess with the fonts and you've got a native flag. BTW, here it is in half a dozen other languages:
Chinese: 我喝你的奶昔

Russian: пить молочный коктейль
Yiddish: איך טרינקען דיין מילקשייק

Thai :ฉันดื่มนมผสมไอศกรีมของคุณ

Japanese: 는 당신의 밀크 쉐이크 음료
Korean: たのミルクセーキを飲みます

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2016 1:30 p.m. PST

Until you invariably run into a native speaker who asks you why your milkshake drinks you. wink That is a great idea for native banners though.

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2016 2:10 p.m. PST

Love it.

dBerczerk25 Sep 2016 4:39 p.m. PST

You've a great idea there!

Your Japanese and Korean texts, however, are reversed.

Grelber25 Sep 2016 4:55 p.m. PST

My very limited experience painting Arabic words is that it is easier to write from right to left.

Grelber

Big Martin Back26 Sep 2016 11:44 p.m. PST

My brother's samurai army had a standard copied from something he saw in a newspaper that they said was "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" in Japanese. We put on a show game with his figures and a Japanese couple asked if he knew that's what the standard said. He was pleased he'd painted it well enough to be recognisable!

Murvihill28 Sep 2016 10:04 a.m. PST

Several languages didn't have a word for 'milkshake'. Here's "I Drink Your Mango Lassi" in Hindi:
मैं आपका मैंगो लस्सी पीना

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