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Thamalandis

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Hey, ich bin dabei das Wiki auf deutsch zu übersetzen und bräuchte mal deine Meinung als Outer Rim Expertin :)

Konkret geht es um The Fade. NunkiII (er hat die Seite übersetzt) sagt, dass er den Titel als Eigenname sieht und er deshalb nicht übersetzt werden müsste. Mir ist das ein Dorn im Auge, allerdings ist es sehr schwer eine vernünftige Übersetzung dafür zu finden. Am besten würde meiner Meinung nach "Die Verdunkelung" passen ("Das Verblassen" hört sich irgendwie seltsam an finde ich).

Wie stehst du dazu? Hast du vielleicht einen Vorschlag der die Region besser beschreibt? Danke!

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I coined the term and made up the name "The Fade" due to the phenomenon of fading stars (which you can't visit) and reality, including the breakdown of ingame mechanics. So it is a three-way fade. If you want to translate this into a German equivalent you surely got several options.

And no, it does not mean "Verblassen" otherwise it would be called "The Blur". Literally translated "The Fade" would be equal to "Die Vergängnis", but translated by MEANING it would be closer to "Ende", "Zerfall" or "Auflösung".

Your friend isn't wrong when they say there is no real German equivalent. I guess "Der Schwund" would be a true translation, but damn that also sounds dumb. German is not a good language to describe ephemeral things, even though the English speaking countries seem to get high on "Weltenschmerz", that is a real concept and a compound word. Two things German excels at.

Seriously I write for the English part of the Wiki. If the German community of the Wiki decides on their local name to be different, so be it. If they want to keep the original, so be it. And if they want to make up a new coined general term, so be it.

You now know the meaning behind the name, make up a name based on it.

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As with your previous ambassador a few years ago, I fear we do not have the authority to decide the fate of any of the free people of the Outer Rim. There are far too many and they are far too spread out. We leave the centralized structures to the core worlds.

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I respect that. Good journeys, traveler.

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