Raian, on Jun 4 2008, 09:10 PM, said:
I don't mean to break up this discussion, but is there any chance of a new translation soon? Feels like the time is right for one...
Hehe, now that's funny! There was gonna be a new translation last night already, but I got interrupted.
Here's your request, when Link meets Zelda for the first time in TP:
He heh… You remembered?
Eee hee! You remember my name? What an honor for me…
This is the one for whom you were searching…
So, this is the one for whom you were searching…
A little different than I had in mind, but… meh… I guess that one will do?
He's not exactly what I had in mind, but…I guess he'll do.
…You were imprisoned, right? I am sorry.
…You were imprisoned? I am sorry.
ここがドコで 何が起こったのか 全然わかってないみたいだからさ
Because of that, he doesn't have the slightest idea where this is or what's happened!
Poor thing, he has no idea where this is or what's happened…
Won't you explain to him what you've caused?
So, don't you think you should explain to him what you've managed to do? You owe him that much…
Twilight Princess! He he heh.
…Twilight Princess! Eee hee!
Please listen carefully.
This is Hyrule, the kingdom where once the power of the gods was said to sleep.
This was once the land where the power of the gods was said to slumber. This was once the kingdom of Hyrule.
しかし このハイラルは 影を支配する王によって 黄昏の黒雲が覆う
But Hyrule was covered with black clouds of twilight by the king that rules the shadows.
But that blessed kingdom has been transformed by the king that rules the twilight…
It has been turned into an area of shadows.
It has been turned into a world of shadows, ruled by creatures who shun the light.
選ぶがよい 降伏か、死か。ハイラル全土の。生か！ 死かを！
You decide: surrender or die. For all the land of Hyrule. Life? Or death?!
It is time for you to choose: surrender or die. Oh yes, a question for all the land and people of Hyrule… Life? Or death?!
黄昏の黒雲が ハイラルを覆い、光を奪われた人々は 魂となりました
With the black clouds of twilight covering Hyrule, the people, bereft of light, became as spirits.
Twilight covered Hyrule like a shroud, and without light, the people became as spirits.
And now still…… the people are unaware that they turned into spirits.
Within the twilight, they live on, unaware that they have passed into spirit forms…
They have come to lead an all quiet existence frightened by the shadow monsters.
All the people know now is fear… Fear of a nameless evil…
And I am this country's princess. Zelda.
The kingdom succumbed to twilight, but I remain its princess… I am Zelda.
No need to make such a sad face.
You don't have to look so sad!
ワタシらにとっては 住みやすいし。光の世界が 影の領域になっただけの事だろ
For us, it's easy living. It's only that the world of light turned into an area of shadows, right?
We actually find it to be quite livable! I mean, is perpetual twilight really all that bad?
ミドナ・・・影の魔物達は あなたを捕らえようと 捜し回っています 何故です？
Midna… The shadow monsters have been searching far and wide to seize you. Why is this?
Midna… This is no time for levity. The shadow beasts have been searching far and wide for you. Why is this?
Yeah, why indeed? Hehehe.
Why indeed? You tell me! Eee hee hee!
Soon it is time for the guard to come around.
Time has grown short. The guard will soon make his rounds.
Quick, flee from here.
You must leave here, quickly.
- 黄昏の姫 (Twilight Princess) is the same wording with which the sages reveal Midna's identity.
- Zelda doesn't say it "was once the kingdom of Hyrule", she says it is Hyrule right now. Rather, "once" refers to the sleeping of the Triforce, which now isn't at rest anymore.
- Hyrule's being covered with black clouds is reminiscent of FSA ("The forest's been covered by pitch-black clouds recently."
). The black clouds of Twilight are what is spreading over the land as soon as a Light Spirit has been rendered defenc
Edited by Jumbie, 04 June 2008 - 09:17 PM.