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What other languages would you use a2k in?

 
 
Reply Sun 27 Jul, 2008 11:08 pm
We are many many months away from launching a2k sites in different languages, but I'd like to start figuring out which languages the current members might be interested in.

I'd planned on:

Spanish
Chinese
Japanese
Portuguese
German
French
Italian

A lot of different things might influence the languages we build sites for, but one of the biggest factors is what other languages the current members speak.

So, what do you speak, and what other language boards would you be interested in seeing?
 
Dutchy
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jul, 2008 11:24 pm
Yours truly speaks English, Dutch and German, have met only an odd member of the latter nationalities.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jul, 2008 11:27 pm
french, spanish, and german seem to be most populated on a2k, i believe.

i think slovak should obviously be one of the top priority choices. what else?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jul, 2008 11:27 pm
I speak German quite fluently, French a portion less and can understand Dutch.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jul, 2008 11:52 pm
Australian. You definitely need to include Australian.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 12:20 am
I would work with Spanish, but probably wouldn't post for a looong time.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 07:09 am
English is the one in which I am primarily interested. Can we get that perfected first?
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Chai
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 07:23 am
Texan.
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 08:46 am
DrewDad wrote:
English is the one in which I am primarily interested. Can we get that perfected first?


We are constantly perfecting the English language. It would be so much closer to perfection without that stupid preposition rule.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 08:57 am
What preposition rule . . . they ain't no preposition rules in English, and not neither in 'Merican . . . that's what drives the ferriners crazy . . .

Daddy, where is that book you brought up to read to me out of?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 08:58 am
dagmaraka wrote:
i think slovak should obviously be one of the top priority choices. what else?


Slovak seductresses are not to be considered reliable witnesses . . .
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 09:00 am
I'm not a witness. I'm an agent of change, an instigator, a trigger, an avant-garde.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 09:18 am
You certainly are dagmar, just not your all-consonant-no-vowel language.

I'd be interested in Spanish too to increase my vocabulary.
Although I speak German, for me it's not necessary to have a German forum.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 09:20 am
FreeDuck wrote:
DrewDad wrote:
English is the one in which I am primarily interested. Can we get that perfected first?


We are constantly perfecting the English language. It would be so much closer to perfection without that stupid preposition rule.

:wink:
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 09:32 am
I would look at several of the languages you mention as a learning mode - certainly italian and spanish and german, which I know tidbits of - italian to brush up, and spanish and german to start from the beginning again.

But for your question - how about one or more scandinavian languages?
dutch?
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Sglass
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 09:43 am
How about Hawaiian Pidgin. Very expressive language.
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wandeljw
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 01:03 pm
I know English, German, and Mandarin Chinese.

(However with Chinese, I can only read "pinyin" alphabetization. I can not read Chinese characters.)

Will A2K Chinese and Japanese use actual characters?
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High Seas
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 01:53 pm
Re: What other languages would you use a2k in?
Craven de Kere wrote:
We are many many months away from launching a2k sites in different languages, but I'd like to start figuring out which languages the current members might be interested in.

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Craven - this site used to support the Greek alphabet, useful for mathematical notation and also for viewers with questions on ancient Greek texts. As I used to answer both lots (then named HofT) I noticed after I came back (having lost password for old account due to considerable time elapsed) that you no longer support that alphabet. Is it an easy matter to turn it back on?
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nimh
 
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Reply Sat 9 Aug, 2008 04:14 pm
I read Dutch, obviously, German, French, and a bit of Hungarian. German and French would seem logical choices as extra languages - I wouldnt bother with Dutch (they all speak English anyway).
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Sat 9 Aug, 2008 04:43 pm
PIG LATIN
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