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Re: Please read - New language forum

#21  Postby the pigeon » May 26, 2010 5:02 pm

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Re: Please read - New language forum

#22  Postby MedGen » May 26, 2010 9:00 pm

I like this idea, perhaps it can also be used to help people who are learning a new language too. I'd love to be able to practise some Swedish once I've got a bit further with it.
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#23  Postby Durro » May 26, 2010 11:19 pm

These forums are for members to network in their own language, multilingual members to practice their foreign language skills and make new foreign friends, and most importantly (IMO), to help non-anglophones to understand the wider English speaking forum by providing a venue where they can ask for clarification and explanations of various concepts that are difficult to understand.

We have quite a multilingual Mod group who can oversee most of the fora but for the less common languages, we rely on members' integrity to post within the forum rules. All normal forum ettiquette and rules apply to these forums.

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Re: Please read - New language forum

#24  Postby Brian » May 26, 2010 11:24 pm

I have a quick question! I've been teaching myself French over the past couple of years but I am still not very good at it. If I post something in French but I'm not entirely sure I wrote everything correctly, could I put my English translation under it? I doubt it will happen if at all, but I'd like to know just in case I get overzealous and decide to try and post something a bit complicated :coffee:
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#25  Postby Callan » May 26, 2010 11:36 pm

Brian wrote:I have a quick question! I've been teaching myself French over the past couple of years but I am still not very good at it. If I post something in French but I'm not entirely sure I wrote everything correctly, could I put my English translation under it? I doubt it will happen if at all, but I'd like to know just in case I get overzealous and decide to try and post something a bit complicated :coffee:
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#26  Postby Dracena » May 26, 2010 11:41 pm

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Re: Please read - New language forum

#27  Postby THWOTH » May 27, 2010 8:48 pm

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Re: Please read - New language forum

#28  Postby LIFE » May 27, 2010 10:52 pm

That looks like a threat. :ask:
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#29  Postby fluxbox » May 28, 2010 12:10 am

Es interesante que este no sea el hilo más descabellado del foro, a pesar de que cada uno ignora el mensaje anterior para luego escribir en un idioma diferente. :dance:
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#30  Postby NineOneFour » May 28, 2010 12:26 am

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Re: Please read - New language forum

#31  Postby Elena » May 28, 2010 1:02 am

fluxbox wrote:Es interesante que este no sea el hilo más descabellado del foro,

¿Cómo sabes? :ask:

a pesar de que cada uno ignora el mensaje anterior para luego escribir en un idioma diferente. :dance:

¿Quizá esa sea la clave? :grin:
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#32  Postby LIFE » May 28, 2010 1:45 pm

fluxbox wrote:Es interesante que este no sea el hilo más descabellado del foro, a pesar de que cada uno ignora el mensaje anterior para luego escribir en un idioma diferente. :dance:


Just this thread, the other one's should be consistent :shifty:
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#33  Postby Oliver » May 30, 2010 12:44 am

I would love to learn a second language and this would be fantastic! The 'don't write in English' thing - would this include something like,
Example wrote:"I want to say such and such, is [such and such in respective language] correct?"

Or would that be OK?
EDIT: Same question as http://www.rationalskepticism.org/post238370.html#p230678
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#34  Postby Oliver » Jun 06, 2010 4:35 pm

Can we put acronyms in the language subforum? I am always seeing loads of weird, obscure acronyms that I don't know the meaning off. ETA is one, which stands for Estimate Time of Arrival - I know, but I've seen people using it for other purposes. What else does it stand for?

(This is a joke, of course - but I really do want to know what else ETA stands for...)
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#35  Postby LIFE » Jun 06, 2010 4:50 pm

Oliver wrote:Can we put acronyms in the language subforum? I am always seeing loads of weird, obscure acronyms that I don't know the meaning off. ETA is one, which stands for Estimate Time of Arrival - I know, but I've seen people using it for other purposes. What else does it stand for?

(This is a joke, of course - but I really do want to know what else ETA stands for...)


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For acronyms and other "insider" stuff check www.urbandictionary.com
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#36  Postby Oliver » Jun 06, 2010 5:34 pm

OOOOOooooooh - Edited To Add.
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#37  Postby LIFE » Jun 13, 2010 4:43 pm

Removed the "only english" rule. I figured it's more counterproductive.
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#38  Postby Paul1 » Aug 07, 2010 10:49 pm

I was gonna say let's start a British English thread but realised there's a disproportionate amount of British people already here, as well as Europeans, which might account for the good sense of humour from members here :D
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#39  Postby Oliver » Aug 08, 2010 1:19 am

I'm British :)
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Re: Please read - New language forum

#40  Postby THWOTH » Aug 08, 2010 2:06 am

Oliver wrote:I'm British :)

Well shiver me timbers me old china!




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