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No swahili?

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As I'm sitting here, waiting to finish my laundry, I check my profile on here and mosey to the Language section. Eager to see all the languages the message board supports, I am disappointed to find that English is the only language listed!

Well, excuse me hoity-toity Mr. god-like smarty pants. (Digression: Hey! Quick! What's that line from?)

What if my native language was Luganda? French? Portugese? Swahili?

Needless to say, I am mucho disappointed.
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Cultural hegemony begins with us, rocklikemom.
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That doesn't ease my disappointment at all.

Le sigh.
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I met someone who speaks swahili at a dinner party last night.
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an ex-workmate of mine speaks lingala. i find this quite fascinating...

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We believe that from a marketing standpoint it's more important to focus our multi-lingual efforts in areas where the Long Winters have a built -in appeal. That's why we're working hard to translate this entire website into foxychickese. Starting with Merlin's posts.


PS. I believe that 'Ichy-da' is 'cheers' in swahili.
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rocklikemom wrote:Well, excuse me hoity-toity Mr. god-like smarty pants. (Digression: Hey! Quick! What's that line from?)


Please tell me
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Post by royal »

John wrote:That's why we're working hard to translate this entire website into foxychickese.


Such a difficult language to master, how will you ever get all 387 letters from the foxychickese alphabet represented in our mere 26 letters?
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royal wrote:how will you ever get all 387 letters from the foxychickese alphabet represented in our mere 26 letters?

I think some stuff would just have to be written phonetically.
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you know this could be the first website to be translated into braille...
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Liz wrote:you know this could be the first website to be translated into braille...


to be boring and geeky here for a minute: they usually translate themselves by means of an ingenious contraption called a braille terminal. now aren't you delighted i told you that? *g* but i'd really like this to be translated into lingala, that would rock... :rolleyes smilie:

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AffluentSuburbOfAtlanta wrote:now aren't you delighted i told you that?


not at all. i'm sad now.

anyaway - i have a better idea
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Liz wrote:
AffluentSuburbOfAtlanta wrote:now aren't you delighted i told you that?


not at all. i'm sad now.

anyaway - i have a better idea


so if you have a better idea, why are you sad? you're weird...

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because you're torpeding my efforts to be brilliant
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Liz wrote:because you're torpeding my efforts to be brilliant


no i'm NOT!!!!! quite on the contrary, i can't wait for you to tell me this idea of yours! anyway, to be told that after all those years of love and help and support and.. *grumble* *grunt* *mumble* *extensive brian's mother rant*

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AffluentSuburbOfAtlanta wrote:
Liz wrote:because you're torpeding my efforts to be brilliant


no i'm NOT!!!!! quite on the contrary, i can't wait for you to tell me this idea of yours! anyway, to be told that after all those years of love and help and support and.. *grumble* *grunt* *mumble* *extensive brian's mother rant*

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okay. well my glorious idea is posted in the previously posted post. the words "i have another idea" are a link. got the idea? :o)
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Liz wrote:
AffluentSuburbOfAtlanta wrote:
Liz wrote:because you're torpeding my efforts to be brilliant


no i'm NOT!!!!! quite on the contrary, i can't wait for you to tell me this idea of yours! anyway, to be told that after all those years of love and help and support and.. *grumble* *grunt* *mumble* *extensive brian's mother rant*

:-)

AffluentSuburbOfAtlanta


okay. well my glorious idea is posted in the previously posted post. the words "i have another idea" are a link. got the idea? :o)


*G* brilliant... i'm all for it!

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Post by AffluentSuburbOfAtlanta »

*GULP* sorry, i think i've just run out of viennese... :eek:

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In my experience language is filtered by geography. Let me explain. Since Vienna is situated in the geographical heart of Europe languages have collided there and intermingled for centuries. This has produced and eloquent language for commerce, but precious little else. Witness: Vienna's lack of success in the last century in holding on even to Slovenia, let alone Hungary.

In contrast, as English moved across the American continent it became more and more refined by distance from the source and by the necessity for clarity until it reached it's most perfect form, and by extension the most perfect form of any language, in the dialect spoken by Alaskans.
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