Question Code or Law

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Law or Code

  1. Law

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  2. Code

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  1. SnowTime

    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    So, this is related to Death Notice, which I'm translating at my ultra snail pace like always.

    Author has a great sense of humor for names I must say. They all sound so blah and I just want to chuck a couple tables.

    Here some examples:
    世界法则 - World Law | World Code
    晋阶法则 - Advancer Law| Advancer Code
    法则物品兑换列表 - Law Item Exchange List | Code Item Exchange List
    力量法则 - Strength Law | Strength Code
    破碎法则晶体 - Shattered Law Crystal | Shattered Code Crystal
    法则身体 Law Body | Code Body

    I got annoyed at a certain point of time because it all sound so weird and turned all the law/code into magic but that ain't it.... so I'm turning it back orz

    So, I need some votes. Law or Code. Which one sounds better in your opinion.

    (Don't tell me I'm the only one that think magic fits them all better????)
     
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  2. Ddraig

    Ddraig Frostfire Dragon|Retired lurker|FFF|Loved by RNG

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    use magic .......
     
  3. SnowTime

    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    It's being used in this arc by another term... I wish I could :sweating_profusely:
     
  4. Ddraig

    Ddraig Frostfire Dragon|Retired lurker|FFF|Loved by RNG

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    https://www.novelupdates.com/series/death-notice/

    To help in shameless adv

    welp guess you gotta find some obscure term that fits coz both law and code are klunky at best...
     
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  5. SnowTime

    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    Asked around in the TLC corner in discord and no one has any better ideas. This is why I hate this author's naming sense....
     
  6. Dat_Karma

    Dat_Karma Monster Hunter

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    If it's more scientific then go with code
     
  7. Ddraig

    Ddraig Frostfire Dragon|Retired lurker|FFF|Loved by RNG

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    from a rp here, i remember @Way suggesting using od instead of magic

    Or you can just leave the cn term
     
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  8. SnowTime

    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    It's CN \o/
     
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    ....
    i got confused as i was recommending things somewhere else...sorry
     
  10. Westeller

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    Without any context whatsoever (because I haven't read the novel), Law.
    With the context of other CN webnovels, Law.

    The only way I'd ever see Code as an appropriate alternative is within the context of the novel itself.

    I haven't read any of it, so dunno.
     
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  11. yakuzapandaz

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    Go with dao
    XD
     
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  12. Chillz

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    Instead of law, you could use decree, edict, order, mandate, judgment, or commandment. IET likes to use those terms in his works. And instead of code, you could use contract, bond, or pact. Ritual might even work too, but its kind of a loaded word often connected to magic bestowed by deities/devils.
     
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  13. cassinos

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    +1 for decree or edict. I’m pretty sure RWX translated this to edict in CD if you want to look at another TL’s work.
     
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    Both? Like Code of Law? But that so sounds long lol >.<"
     
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    Wujigege *Christian*SIMP*Feminist*Comedian

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    I thought you dropped the novel.
    Law sounds better
     
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    Right, Ren's translations of Coiling Dragon was exactly what I was thinking of.
     
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  17. SnowTime

    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    Xianxia tho.... :blobdead:

    It ain't Xianxia. It's Scifi.... plz, those sounds even worse in my mind.... well, decree may work... too tired for that

    Decree body...
    Edict Body....

    :blob_coughblood:

    Life of tler

    Law is it...
     
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  18. SnowTime

    SnowTime Busy Busy Busy, I Dug Too Many Holes

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    Not like I haven't tried to bait another tler to take it lololol.

    I won't mind someone taking it off my hands...
     
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    One of google's suggestions was theorem which, without reading the novel at all, actually seems to fit really well. You should use that.

    Theorem - a general proposition not self-evident but proved by a chain of reasoning; a truth established by means of accepted truths.
     
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  20. MangoGuy

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    law is better..in general, avoid using code in normal conversations.
     
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