Saturday, November 27, 2010

Demonstration of Google Translate- French to English

Here I went to Wikipedia in French (Francais) since I understand French to see if I liked the translation back into English. I used the article on the "Comte De Saint Germain" because I and my parents have been interested in this person since the before I was born by my parents in the 1930s. I find the translation pretty good. I'm not sure Google Translate would work this well in all translations into all languages. However, it is one way for people to use the incredible base of knowledge in wikipedia in  English and to translate it into any language that Google Translate translates to if it works well in that language. Or, it is a way to take anything from Any Wikipedia page in any language and to translate it into any other language that Google Translate has available. Imagine all the language specific information that could be universally useful to all in literally any language. I accomplished this in tranlating the French (Francais) to English by going to the edit function at the top of the page in Firefox. If you have Firefox, it says on the top left of your screen "Firefox", then next to that to the right is "File" and then
"Edit". By clicking the edit function and then mousing a blue (or purple) over all I wish to translate. I then "while it all is still blue or purple" click "Copy" up at the "Edit" function.  Then I "Paste it into the box at Google Translate in another window by putting my cursor there in the box in the Google Translate window. (don't worry because the amount I translated below all translated at once. So I know at least this much can be translated at one time.)   I set the left language to French and then right language to English to accomplish the following from the French (Francais) version of Wikipedia. Then I click on "Translate". So the point is you put the left language as the language the information is in and then the right language as the one you want to translate it into. Then I took all the translated and pretranslated(French) material and clicked "Copy" and then went to my other window that I had open here at my blog site and clicked "Paste" here. In this way I could share how it is possible to translate from any language one wants to translate from(that Google translate presently has available) and to whatever language that "Google Translate" has available to translate into.


French to English translation

CloseCount Saint-GermainFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.Jump to: navigation, searchCount Saint-Germain.
Count Saint-Germain is an adventurer of the eighteenth century, probably born between 1690 and 1710 and died in Eckernförde (Schleswig) in 1784.Summary[Hide]

* 1 The origins
* 2 A laboratory of chemistry at the Chateau de Chambord
* 3 Aimé Louis XV, Choiseul and hated
* 4 The death of Saint-Germain
* 5 Legend
* 6 In fiction
* 7 See also
o 7.1 Bibliography
o 7.2 Related articles
o 7.3 External links
* 8 Notes and references
Its origins [edit]
Episodes more or less specific to which summarizes our knowledge of the life of the Count Saint-Germain, his birth could only be conjectured on the basis of some scattered evidence, including that of his friend the Prince of Hesse Cassel. These accounts suggest that he was the illegitimate child of Prince Francis II Rákóczi of Transylvania and Princess Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, the Wittelsbach dynasty, and he was brought to Florence by Gian 'Medici, beautiful brother of the second [1]. Nevertheless, some saw in him the descendant of a royal personality hidden, and this affiliation because of the supposed intimacy with the King Louis XV. Thus it was also able to recognize him as the natural child of the Queen of Spain Marie Anne of Neuburg, and a nobleman, Count of Melgar. These relationships, none of which, again, is proven, would explain the easy lifestyle that has always led, education and culture. In fact, besides some knowledge in chemistry, Saint-Germain is recognized by his contemporaries as a man of great knowledge, skilled musician and artist quality. [2]A chemistry laboratory in the castle of Chambord [edit]
St. Germain left London in 1746. We lose track of him for 12 years. To some, he retired to Germany where he devoted himself to his chemical and alchemical researches. For others, he traveled to India and Tibet: no evidence of these voyages is advanced, but there is later, in fact, that the Count has a deep knowledge of the East. He arrived in Paris at the beginning of 1758 and immediately sends a request to Marigny, director of the King's Buildings. It calls for a royal family is put at his disposal so he can install a laboratory and a factory, promising in return to Louis XV, "the richest and most unusual discovery that has made". Marigny assigned the castle of Chambord, deserted mansions. Saint-Germain installs his assistants, his workers and his laboratory in common.
However, it is more often in Paris than Chambord. It is present at the Marquise de Pompadour, who introduced him to the king, Louis XV. One immediately appreciates the brilliant character who very quickly became one of his friends.Aimé Louis XV, Choiseul and hated [edit]
If the count has attracted the sympathy of the king, however he alienated the powerful Duke of Choiseul, Louis XV's chief minister, who will launch a campaign to discredit him. Choiseul Gauve named entertainer pays to imitate the Count Saint-Germain and impersonate him. Gauve runs under the identity of the salons of St. Germain and tells the stories most unlikely: he drank with Alexander the Great, he knew Jesus and would have predicted a horrible end ... [3]
Quickly, deceit is revealed and recognized Gauve. Contrary to what awaits Choiseul, the real Saint-Germain did not come out being ridiculed, but grown.
Annoyed, the Minister must wait to reach 1760 to get rid of St. Germain, making it accused of spying [ref. desired]. Fell into disgrace, the count took refuge in the Netherlands. In subsequent years, it is reported in England, Italy, Russia, Saxony and Prussia: everywhere he tries to climb out research on the pigments and colors.The death of Saint-Germain [edit]
In 1766, he began under the protection of the Prussian king Frederick II but left the following year. He finally reaches Gottrop on the Baltic, where it is hosted by the Prince of Hesse-Cassel. He died February 27, 1784 in Eckernförde, in Schleswig, 93 years old according to his host, who was probably also his chief confidant.Legend [edit]
Saint-Germain, exceptional character, amused by the rumors, has never denied, remains in the story because it symbolizes the oldest dream of man's immortality.
He was dressed in clothes covered with jewels, absorbed only pills, bread and oatmeal and spoke and wrote Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish [ref. desired]. He painted and virtuoso on the harpsichord and violin, he also composed the music. He was well versed in chemistry and alchemy. The people of the time believed he had accomplished the Great Work of alchemy that brings immortality. He also attributes the work of alchemy The Blessed Trinosophie, but this is not proven and often contested. He had a passion for gems, which he always had large amounts [ref. needed], often of extraordinary size, and claimed to hold a secret to eliminating defects in diamonds.
Popular beliefs lent him the memory of his past lives and wisdom relevant: it would have had an elixir that gave him a very long life, two to four thousand years after him, allowing him to tell the wedding Qana or the intrigues of the court of Babylon. In a letter dated April 15, 1760 to Frederick, Voltaire said of him "He is a man who never dies and knows everything" Frederick II and called him "the man who can not die." Chamfort seems to this point since it relates only moderate, if you asked his servant: "Is it true that your master has three hundred years? "The man said:" I can tell you: there is only a hundred years I am in his service [4]. "
The composer Rameau remembered having seen Saint-Germain in 1701. The Comtesse de Cergy had seen in Venice, where she was an ambassador 50 years ago.
These are actually ways and originality of Saint-Germain, especially its way of telling the history of France as if he had known actors (Francis et al), which earned him in the 1750s some favors from some representatives of the court, beginning with Madame de Pompadour. Several excerpts from memoirs [5] Casanova corroborate the idea that the count "showed" actually very realistic earliest times (an anecdote is given in which the count suggesting its presence at the Council of Trent). Saint-Germain is also presented by Casanova as "scholar, [talking] perfectly most languages; great musician, great chemist, with a pleasant face." His interest in finding ways for increasing the duration of human life also has the effect of increasing the current rumors already assumed his unusual longevity.
It should also emphasize the role of comedian Gauve (aka "Lord Gor" or "Gower", or "Qoys"), mentioned above, posing as the Count in the neighborhoods of Paris, in the building of the legend. The latter, which describes in great detail and conviction of so-called interviews with some figures of Christ and Christian antiquity, contributes greatly to the birth and the amplification of the rumor of immortality. Jean-Pierre-Louis Luchet, inventor, in his memoirs to serve authentic to the story of Count Cagliostro (Berlin, 1785), a meeting also baroque fantasy between Saint Germain and Cagliostro, also mentions this Lord Gor Gauve or that he improperly equates to the count.
Forced to flee France in 1760 under the pressure of dark business [Ref. necessary], the latter traveled to Prussia, Russia, Italy, England and Austria (where it often lives in Vienna, "headquarters of the Rosicrucians") and finally stopped at the court of the Landgrave of Schleswig-Holstein alchemist enthusiast.
Assumptions have been circulating about his espionage activities, but to whose benefit? It would have been at least triple agent, while various allegations relate its commitment to the monarchy or even German hegemony Rosicrucian. [Ref. necessary]
According to the Marquise de Créquy it drawn off a hundred thousand crowns in four years with Madame d'Urfe, to cabal and the Philosopher's Stone. [Ref. necessary]
Casanova told her interview in The Hague with the Count, dressed in a costume Armenian, as it lent to the Wandering Jew, another incarnation of the myth of perpetual life, a myth which incidentally disappeared in the seventeenth century. But Casanova suspected the Earl of conjuring and deception.
Goethe was one of his disciples. Napoleon III initiated the Carbonari ("brick" of wood) was interested in the Count Saint-Germain and instructed the police to gather the Tuileries all possible clues about him. This file would have burned in the fire that destroyed the Palace in Paris in 1871, so it is left almost no trace of the identity of actual or alleged Saint Germain.
Several authors play fast enough role in the spread of a legend soon exceed the historical reality. Etteilla states in particular, when newspapers announced the death of the Count, there has been confusion about the real identity of the deceased, that the real Count Saint-Germain, his direct master for twenty years, true Kabbalist and Hermetic magician, author The entrance of the palace closed from King (1645) [6], is still alive, living in America, and is thriving.
Some of the assertions Barruel [7] will maintain thereafter the legend on the immortality of Saint-Germain, after mastering the metempsychosis. Miss Lenormand [8] does not suggest the least idea of its survival during the First Empire, and the Baron de Gleichen, in his Souvenirs (Denwürdigkeiten, 1847) [9], defend the idea of a Count of St. Germain had lived since ancient times.
Count Saint-Germain subsequently inspired many works of fiction to contemporary times, and also became an important figure within the Theosophical Society where we end up considering, among others, following a vision of the medium Annie Besant, as the reincarnation of Christian Rosenkreutz and Francis Bacon. 

End quote: I found the translation mostly useful, for example it speaks of the Comte de St. Germain still being alive and living in America. I found that interesting. However, since French (Francais) is gender specific the translation changed  (He) into It which makes sense if the robot translator isn't sensitive to masculine and feminine case. So it translated likely (il) which can be either it or he or possibly she to only (it) and so it becomes confusing and misdirecting in English. Even still you get the benefit of all this information in French which because the Comte De St. Germain actually lived in France for sure through many parts of the 18th Century (1700s) where there are still so many documents historically about him in French longhand in memoirs of the French and other nobles who knew him. So, the French Wikipedia would logically be more richly endowed in regard to someone like Saint Germain than one in English which makes complete sense.

By Googling " The entrance of the palace closed from King" I found the following PDF. It appears to be an English Translation of something written in 1645 and mentioned about. It also appears to be written by an alchemist of that era, possibly even Sir Francis Bacon, or if he is also The Comte De Saint Germain, by Saint Germain himself.  Today,  5 Centuries later it is hard to know for sure.

An Open Entrance to the Closed Palace of the King

Just remember if you look at this work in PDF that you are looking into the mind of someone educated before 1645 AD. And that this is like peering today in 2010 into the mind of someone from another planet, just like if someone in 2500 AD would read what you and I might write today. We would be just as alien as reading this is to us today.

The other interesting thing I found was that it appears that not much was known then in 1645 about just how poisonous the (liquid metal) Mercury was then in that era. For example, miners in Alaska were still using it to pull gold out of Gold Ore in the late 1800s, and many of these grew blind and ill and then died. So, I don't believe that enough research had been done on Mercury in 1645 for people to understand just how dangerous it was yet. 

And even in the 1950s people still let children play with globs of Mercury. I remember being about 8 years old and someone came into the class to talk about Science and passed around about a half inch blob of Mercury to all 30 children in the class to play with. Some dropped theirs on the floor and so had to spend time pushing all the little Mercury drops back together before putting it on a spoon and then putting all the half inch globs back into the Science teacher's glass bottle with a stopper of mercury.

This would never ever be done today because finally scientists have discovered just how incredibly toxic Mercury is to humans both in touching it and the vapors are even worse if breathed in.

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