Seikai no Senki:Volume4 TranslatorNotes
Seikai no Senki Volume 4 - Cacophonous Space-Time 星界の戦旗 IV ・軋む時空
As of 24th March 2011, this chapter has been revised and adjusted to the chinese novel version. The complete japanese version can be accessed through the revision history page prior to said date. Almael 23:00, 9 April 2011 (UCT)
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P.126 “go down” a naval jargon for “stand down” from Earth
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P.131 虫貝=insect shellfish, shall not be changed or removed, it is explicitly used, it is not a real lifeform as in "hermit crab"
As of 4th April 2011, this chapter has been revised and adjusted to the chinese novel version. The complete japanese version can be accessed through the revision history page prior to said date. Almael 23:00, 9 April 2011 (UCT)
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I had a hard time dealing with the chapter title. The title in original can be simply translated as Lakeside. Obviously it had a secondary meaning, a romantic analogy to past time mariners. The feelings when you finally reach the shores of land after crossing the waters. In a sense the sea is space, the universe; the lake or pool is a star system; the lands or islands are the planets.
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I don't know the exact designation for a hospital ship in Japanese but there are two types of ships in this category here. Simply translated they are called health- and hygenic-ships.
To prevent false assumptions I have decided to leave them as is, but my ideas are: recreational/recovery-, hospital-ships.
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燕 = swallow; also means: a young lover of an older woman
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〈綾取り〉=>〈Cat's cradle〉"Ayatori"; strange name for a café
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〈探り針〉=>〈Saguri Bari〉"probe needle"; strange name for a restaurant. Refer to Seikai no Senki Volume 3.
コンプソグナトゥス"compsognathus", Compsognathus. A small carnivorous dinosaur.
アルゼンティノサウルス"Argentinosaurus", Argentinosaurus. It is the biggest dinosaur found. It changed the scientific view on big dinosaurs and carnivores.