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老西兰在哪里?

Where's Old Zealand?

新西兰 滚人球的发源地
New Zealand, home of zorbing,
痞客二人组的故乡 也是电影里的中土世界
Flight of the Conchords and the cinematic middle-earth.
我说的是电影中的中土世界
I say the cinematic middle-earth,
因为真正的中土世界存在于
because the home of actual middle-earth
托尔金的头脑中 然而他已经······
is within the mind of Tolkien and he is…well.
我们就不要去那里了
Let’s not go there.
新西兰同时也景色壮丽
Also full of amazing scenery
还有很多很多的羊 讲真 超多的羊
and lots of sheep seriously so many sheep.
新西兰基本上就等于喷过消毒剂的威尔士
New Zealand equals basically add country Wales on sterilizers.
我们对于新西兰这个名字太过熟悉
We’re so used to hearing the name New Zealand,
以至于忘了到底是什么拆分成了New和Zealand
we forget what actually breaks down into New Zealand.
所以等一下 这个是新西兰?
So wait, this is the New Zealand?
那老西兰在哪?
Where is Old Zealand?
如果一个地名里面有个“新”
If a place has new in its name,
几乎可以肯定还有个老的
it is pretty much guaranted there’s an old one.
纽约(新约克)美国的繁华城市
New York, the bustling city in America.
约克 英国北部的美丽城市
Old York, the beautiful city in northern England.
新南威尔士 澳大利亚的州
New South Wales, the state in Australia.
老南威尔士 威尔士的南部?
Old South Wales, the south part of Wales?
你懂的
You get the idea.
有些新和旧的地点距离彼此很近
Some old and new places are pretty close to each other.
有些则是一个在另一个里面
Some literally were in the other.
老西兰和新西兰
Old Zealand and New Zealand
则相距18673.18公里
however are 18673.18 kilometers apart.
所以从新西兰出发去到老西兰
So yeah, popping over to Old Zealand from New Zealand
玩一局四字旗 可不是一件轻而易举的事情
for game Connect Four isn’t going happen quickly.
老西兰确实这么远 因为它位于这里
Old Zealand is this far because it’s located here
在荷兰的西南部
in the southwest part of the Netherlands.
这就是西兰省 拼作Z 两个E Land
This is the province of the Zeeland. Spell “Z” double”E” land
不出意外地 翻译成英文就是Sealand
meaning English quite unsurprisingly Sealand.
Sea代表蓝色的大海
Sea is a blue thing.
land代表绿色的大地
Land is a green thing.
它得到这个名字是因为最初
It gets its name because the province is primarily
此省是由由海上桥梁连接的各个岛屿组成
formed by various islands connected by bridges over the sea.
事实上这个三角洲地区只是流向海而已
Well actually the river delta barely leads into the sea
由于名字的缘故姑且称之为海
and for the name’s sake we would call it sea.
一个布满风车热爱郁金香的国度
How did a province in a windmill covered tulip loving nation
为什么会和地球另一边的国家重名呢?
become the namesake for entire country on the other side of the world?
新西兰并不是自始至终都叫这个名字的
Well, New Zealand doesn’t always have that name,
那里的土著居民毛利人
the indigenous people of the land Maori
曾用奥特亚罗瓦(Aotearoar)命名
used the name Aotearoa
位于北部的岛 意思是又长又白的云彩般的土地
which means land of the long white cloud for the northern island.
但现在这个名字用来指代整个国家
But the name is now used for the entire country.
毛利人也用过其他不同的名字
The Maori use other name for the island
比如称北岛为Te lka-a-Maui
including Te lka-a-Maui for the northern island
称南岛为Te Wai Pounamu
and Te Wai Pounamu for the south.
好了好了 不要再有生僻词了
Okay, no more hard words please.
最先看到这个国家的欧洲人
The first European sight the country
是1642年时荷兰探险家亚伯·塔斯曼
was the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman in 1642.
啊哈 一个荷兰探险家
Aha, a Dutch explorer,
他一定是用荷兰的省名来命名这里的
he must have named after the Dutch province.
不是的 他将这里称之为州地(Staten Landt)
No, he named it Staten Landt.
与南美洲南端的那片大陆同名
The same name is a landmass on the southern tip of South America
亚伯·塔斯曼还以为新西兰是跟那里相连的
Abel Tasman thought New Zealand was connected to.
没关系 塔斯曼
It’s okay. Tasman.
你给新西兰起的最初的名字(Staten Landt)被换掉了
Your original name New Zealand got to change,
但另外一片大陆最终以你的名字命名 即塔斯马尼亚
but another piece of land eventually gets named after you, Tasmania.
当然了 新西兰并没有跟南美接壤
Of course, New Zealand isn’t connected to South America.
所以这个名字要追溯到1645年 一位荷兰制图师
So this name had to go in 1645 a Dutch cartographer which is
制图师就是地图痴的好听点的说法
a fancy word for Map Nerds
重新将此地命名为Nova Zeelandia
renamed the land as Nova Zeelandia.
随后大名鼎鼎的英国探险家
After the prominent subsequently British explorer
詹姆斯·库克将此名英语化 也就变成了
James Cook anglicized the name to what we know,
我们今天所知的New Zealand(新西兰)
it has today, New Zealand.

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有新的就有老的,纽约(New York) 对应约克(York); 新南威尔士(New South Wales)对应威尔士(Wales)。那新西兰对应哪里呢?这个视频告诉你新西兰名字的由来。

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