Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Sound Warriors - Part 21, Page 7

More of page 7.

1からやり直そう。。。 フランスのレオン。スコットが1857年に発明した『フォノトグラフ』という機械、あの技術を何とか活かせないだろうか。

1 から やり なおそう。。。 フランス の レオン。スコット が 1857ねん に はつめいした『フォノトグラフ』と いう きかい、あの ぎじゅつ を なんとか いかせない だろう か。

1 から - 1 from
やり なおそう - to do over
フランス の - France's
レオン。スコット が - Leon Scott + subject
1857ねん に - Year 1857 + towards
はつめいした - invented
『フォノトグラフ』 - phonautograph
と いう きかい - is called machine
あの ぎじゅつ - that technology
を なんとか - somehow
いかせない - to make use of
だろう か - possibly + (question)

1 from . to do over . France's . Leon Scott (subject) . 1857 year + towards . invented . phonautograph . is called machine . that technology . somehow . to make use of . possibly

"Start over from the beginning. France's Leon Scott invented a machine in 1857 that he called the "phonautograph". Maybe I can use that technology?"

Ok, this is where history and wikipedia really come to our aid. The person in question is Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville, and in 1857 he created the phonautograph. This was a record-only machine intended to let people see what the human voice "looks" like. Rather than trying to guess the spelling of the katakana words, we can go to the original source language for them.

But, as the sentence stands right now, it's clunky. I prefer:

"Ok, start from scratch. France's Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville created his "phonautograph" in 1857. Maybe I can use that technology?"




フォノトグラフ は - phonautograph + topic
おと を きろくする きかい - sound recording machine
の がんそ だ - possessive + originator + is
けんきゅう する - study do
かち は - merit + topic
たかい - tall
エジソン の - edison's
ちくおんき は - phonograph + topic
ない なに か が - not + something + subject
ある はず なん だ が - that will take place what is + subject

phonautograph (topic) . sound recording machine's . originator is
study do . merit (topic) . tall
Edison's . phonograph (topic) . not something (subject) . that will take place what is (subject)

"The phonautograph is the original sound recording machine. There's great merit in studying it. If Edison's phonograph didn't exist, what possibilities would we have..."

I chose to use:

"The phonautograph is the progenitor of the sound recorders, and is really worth studying. If Edison's phonograph didn't exist, what would the possibilities be..."


そしてベルリナーはフォノトグラフ音波を水平に 描くということに着目した。この発見は横振動型蓄音機への第一歩となる。

そして ベルリナー は フォノトグラフ おんぱ を すいへい に かく という こと にちゃくもくした。この はっけん は よこしんどうけいちくおんき へ の だいいっぽ と なる。

そして - Therefore
ベルリナー は - Berliner + topic
フォノトグラフ - phonautograph
おんぱ - sound wave
を すいへい に - horizontally
かく - to sketch
という - thus called
こと に - thing towards
ちゃくもくした - gave attention
この はっけん は - this discovery + topic
よこしんどう けい - horizontal vibration style
ちくおんき - phonograph
へ の - towards + of
だいいっぽ - first step
と なる called to become

therefore . Berliner (topic) . phonautograph . sound wave . horizontally . to sketch . thus called . thing toward . gave attention
this discovery (topic) . horizontal vibration style . phonograph . towards of . first step . called to become

"Therefore, Berliner's attention was drawn to the horizontal drawing of the sound wave. This discovery was the first step leading to the so-called horizontal vibration-style phonograph."

I tried looking for the official name for "horizontal vibration-style phonograph" and didn't find anything right away. I did find "horizontal spring-powered drive". So, I'm going to use "horizontally-driven phonograph" for my version. I went with:

"Therefore, Berliner's attention was drawn to the horizontal lines of the sound wave. This discovery was the first step towards the so-called "horizontally-driven phonograph"."


そうだ!エジソンの蓄音機は音を上下の振動で記録する、縦振動型だ。 だから、これを横方向振動式にすれば彼の特許に触れすにすむはずだ。できる!

そう だ!エジソン の ちくおんき は おと を じょうげ の しんどう で きろくする、たてしんどうけい だ。 だから、これ を よこほうこうしんどうしき に すれば かれ の とっきょ に ふれす に すむ はず だ。できる!

そう だ - That's it
エジソン の ちくおんき は - Edison's phonograph + topic
おと - sound
を じょうげ の しんどう - up and down vibration
で きろくする - from record do
たてしんどうけい だ - vertical vibration type is
だから - therefore
これ を - this
よこほうこうしんどうしき - horizontal direction vibrate style
に すれば - towards + if do
かれ の とっきょ に - his patent towards
ふれす に - break towards
すむ はず だ - to finish chance is
できる - to be ready, to be complete, can do

that's it
edison's phonograph (topic) . sound . up and down vibration . from record do
vertical type is
therefore . this . horizontal vibrate style . towards if do . his patent towards . break towards . to finish chance is
can do

"That's it! Edison's phonograph records vibrations up and down, so it's a vertical movement type. If I use a horizontal style, I can have a chance to finally break his patents. I'm ready!"

I went with:

"That's it! Edison's phonograph records vibrations up and down, so it's vertically-driven. If I take a horizontal approach I can get around his patents. Got it!"

To Be Continued.

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