“Suvu and Swashbuckling Love” aka “Suvu ehk uljaspäine armastus” is out now in Estonian translation in Reaktor!
—with thanks to:
translator Talvike Mändla
Reaktor EIC Triin Loide
Originally published in Andromeda Spaceways #69 edited by Tom Dullemond & selected for the Year’s Best issue.
It’s so fun seeing my stories in other languages. I’m looking through this to see if I can read any of it (if there are any cognates) and I see:
programmeeritud = programmed
plastmassist = plastic
komponentide = components
atmosfääri = atmosphere
advokaatidest = lawyers
and my faves:
tualettpaberi = toilet paper
spiraalseid galaktikaid = spiral galaxies
and false cognates such as:
armastus, which I thought meant “armistice” but means “love” (though I guess a truce for peace is a kind of love?)
I also like these words:
töötleb = left behind. (Just the two ö’s seem neat to me.)
sõnaassotsiatsioone = word associations
ajalooprofessor= history professor (I enjoy these compound words.)
Doing all this translation look-up, I noticed that the ending “d” seems to pluralize nouns and on verbs in some cases makes it past tense. I looked it up and it’s only for some conjugations. This is all very interesting.