Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

In the Asterix book "En Corse" we are confronted with the chief of the Corsicans who has a terrific name. There are editions of this book in 25 different languages. This table tells us what the various translators made out of it.
Language Name Song/meaning Mistake on p14
Arab ?    
Basque Okatarinetabelatxiktxix See French Omarinella...
Brazilian ?    
Corsican Ocatalinettabellacciccix See French Omarinella...
Catalonian Ocatarinetabellatxitxix See French Omarinella...
Danish Minamandavarfrakertemix Min Amanda var fra Kerteminde
(my Amanda was from Kerteminde; a bath resort near Odense in Denmark)
Mineralvand...(= mineral water)
Dutch Ozewiezewozewiezewallakristallix O zewiezewo zewieze walla kristalla Ozewiewatwaaro... (oze who, what, where ...)
English Boneywasawarriorwayayix Boney (Napoleon Bonaparte) was a warrior  away a-ya Wellingtonwasa... (: Wellington = Napoleon's opponent)
Estonian Colmeoctavipianollabellix grand piano with four octaves Colmeoctavinella...
Finnish Ocatarinetabellatsitsix See French Omarinella...
French Ocatarinetabellatchitchix O Catarinetta bella, tchi, tchi Omarinella...
German Osolemirnix O sole mio / mir nix Osoledir...
Greek (mod) Okatarinetampelatsitsix See French Omarinella...
Indonesian Trompetpianikabiolalala   Singkongotapiokalala...
Italian Ocatarinetabelasciscix See French Omarinella...
Latvian ?    
Norwegian Bonapartix (Napoleon) Bonaparte Bona...
Polish Okatarinetabellaczicziks See French Omarinella...
Portuguese Ocatarinetabellatchitchix See French Omarinella...
Russian Okatarinettabellachitchiks See French Omarinella...
Serb C'aobambinix Ciao, ciao, bambino Buonaserasinjoriniks (Buona sera, signorina)
Serbo-Croatian ?    
Spanish Ocatarinetabelachitchix See French  
Swedish Ocatarinetabellatchtchix See French Omarinella...
Turkish Lafišokuzatmasaniyioluriks (first i is undotted)   Lafsalatasi... (i is undotted)

 

© Compiled by Martin Hooymans. The bulk is provided by TJK. For spontanuous reactions and valuable contributions I also want to thank Andrea de Vecchi , Jeroen Nijhoff and Huub van Helvoort.

Last update: November 18, 1997. Martin Hooymans