<URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=40694 >

I don't think we should make changes to strings in S2_1 just to fix minor  
grammar/spelling mistakes - as long as it won't cause controversoy or  
misunderstanding. ;)

Some comments on the trunk patch:

@@ -5,7 +5,7 @@ plural=_("?plural:Armenians")
  groups="Ancient", "Modern", "European"
  legend=_("According to legend, the Armenian people are the descendants of\
   Haik - the great-great-grandson of Noah. The modern Republic of Armenia\
- gained independence from Soviet in 1991 AD")
+ gained independence from the USSR in 1991.")

Is "USSR" a better choice of word than "Soviet Union" here?

@@ -4,13 +4,13 @@ name=_("Illyrian")
  plural=_("?plural:Illyrians")
  groups="Ancient", "European"
  legend=_("Illyrians were Indo-European tribes who appeared in the\
-  western part of the Balkan Peninsula before 1000 BC,\
-  including the Dalmatians to the north,\
-  Corcyra island and Ambracia bay in prehistoric Epirus to the south,\
-  mixing with Thracians in Dardania to the east,\
-  and settling Messapia across the Adriatic Sea.\
-  Illyrian kingdoms were independent for centuries,\
-  until conquered by the Roman Republic.")
+ western part of the Balkan Peninsula before 1000 BC, \
+ including Dalmatia to the north, and\
+ Corcyra island and Ambracia bay in prehistoric Epirus to the south.\
+ They mixed with Thracians in Dardania to the east,\
+ and settled Messapia across the Adriatic Sea.\
+ Illyrian kingdoms were independent for centuries,\
+ until conquered by the Roman Republic.")

I think "the Dalmatians" refer to the Illyrian tribe, whereas "Dalmatia"  
is the Roman province. I'd prefer to use the former, but at the same time  
it's odd to mix names of tribes and geographic places in the same  
sentence. Let's just remove the reference altogether instead. Wikipedia  
lists 38 distinct Illyrian tribes[1] so I don't see why they get the  
special treatment. ;)

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Illyrian_tribes

Daniel

On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 14:11:20 +0900, Madeline Book  
<madeline.b...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> <URL: http://bugs.freeciv.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=40694 >
>
> Some minor nation cleanup as reported by Sini Ruohomaa on
> freeciv-i18n.
>
>
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> ニート国家を今でも待っている。




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