Translation:The answer is 42. What is the question?
"The answer to this is very simple," Adams said. "It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base 13, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat on my desk, stared in to the garden and thought 42 will do. I typed it out. End of story."
There's a theory that 42 was selected because it's the ASCII code for an asterisk (*). Which if you think about it, would be brilliant, since it can be interpreted as being representative for a wildcard...or "whatever you want it to be". Bringing it back, it would mean that the meaning of life is whatever you want it to be!
But that's not how 40 is spelt in English.
I noticed you used "spelt" instead of "spelled". I don't think "fourty" is a simple regional variation like past-tense verbs. If you compare the above link to this one comparing "spelt" vs "spelled", they look completely different. It appears as if nobody published works using the word "fourty".
On top of that, if you look to the Oxford AND Merriam-Webster definitions, both use "forty" but offer no alternative spelling. Well ... Merriam-Webster does, but only in the Etymology section describing the Middle-English word "fourty" in which "forty" originated from. Compare that to the word "color" where both at least offer up "colour" as the British alternative. Oxford | Merriam-Webster
Zengator's is a text which is easy enough to understand for people who are proficient in English. However, if you try to have a computer make sense of these lines, you'll see how dumb those algorithms still are - for the time being.
Go ahead, type zengator's text into Google Translate and make it translate it into a different language that you can understand - I am sure you will have a good laugh. I tried it with my native Dutch, and the results certainly brought a smile to my face! :-D
NEVER fully trust Google translate! It is frequenly wrong! So is Duolingo, at least in Spanish - yes, I know, this is the Deutschkurs. But I use the Spanish course as a refresher and my native Spanish speaking friends would think me an idiot if I used Duolingo's version of Spanish to speak to them.
42 reasons why it is the answer... Thanks for the laugh :) https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history/42-the-answer-to-life-the-universe-and-everything-2205734.html
I gave this answer: "die antwort ist zweiundvierzig. Was ist der frage?" and got it wrong and was told that I used the wrong word. Which wrong word did I use. (I never worry about capitalization as the lack of it never seems to result in the answer being regarded as wrong.)