Make MacRumours in more languages?

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  1. kabunaru Guest

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    It would be nice if MacRumours would be available in more languages.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Would you prefer Greek?
     

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  4. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Wow, I never knew Google had that feature.
    Thanks.

    Well, it would be nice if MacRumours was in different languages like Yahoo Answers and more "International-like".
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, I only speak ancient.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I couldn't imagine the forums if that were the case. How many languages would we have the Matte v. Glossy debate in?
     
  7. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Sorry for off-topic, but do you also know Latin?
    I guess Latin and Ancient Greek would be equally challenging to learn but not impossible. Even though they are "dead" languages, both can be useful for something especially Latin.
     
  8. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Actually yes, but I am a bit rusty in both of them, my high school offered both in the classics department. And from learning both at the same time, Ancient Greek was easier to learn than Latin.
     
  9. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Haha. At 1am, this made me chuckle. :)
     
  10. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    How about make MacRumours in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish, Arabic, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Hindustani, Greek, Hebrew, Farsi and Turkish versions?
     
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  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, like anyone here has the time to translate every story into all those languages, and then there's the forums.
     
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    I know, they have Klingon, Elmer Fudd, and Bork, Bork, Bork for search pages, but not translations. I was MR-Klingon!!!!

    It would be interesting if there was an on the fly translation program that would allow you to participate in your native language on a page/forum translated by Google, and your text would be sent to the site it its language.

    TEG
     
  14. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    O.P.

    I think you just volunteered yourself to translate the site!

    But seriously. Yahoo is a multi-billion dollar company. Macrumors keeps arn living a comfortable life.
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Anything else?
     

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  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I think he wants the whole site. :D
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I'd have to charge for that! :D

    Although, I'm sure someone in the forums would want "MR" in Klingon for their avatar:
     

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  18. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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  19. dominordelingua macrumors member

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    :D:D I take it you enjoy languages. Finally, someone like me! lol

    What languages can you speak/understand?

    For me its English, Spanish, smatterings of French and Italian (but not too much) and I'm now learning Russian.

    Sorry to change topic.
     
  20. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Out of those languages, I understand a little bit of Spanish.
    I also plan on learning Latin fluently and Latin will help me in a lot of things.

    I am part Egyptian, part Polish, part Mongolian, part American Indian, part Celtic and part Italian.
    Of course some of those are my long-ago ancestors.
    I have black hair, dark brown eyes and tan-olive-bronze skin.

    I am interested in other languages and I am thinking of becoming an linguist.
    I, if have time, plan on learning Ancient Greek after Latin.
     
  21. skunk macrumors G4

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    Versio Latina execrabilis est.

    Ancient Greek is a lot of fun,too, but I shouldn't think many ancient Greeks are regular MacRumors readers.
     
  22. JNB macrumors 604

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    Being an (American) English site, it already is other languages. Latin, Greek, OE, OHG, Spanish (OTL), Norman, Slavic, & on & on. We're hardly original, in that the etymology of nearly every word can be traced off-shore and hundreds or thousands of years back.

    The ultimate lingua franca if you will, the first truly global language. The first word in Mutt-speak. :D
     
  23. localoid macrumors 68020

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    You're forgetting the original peoples of the Americas. The names of many animals, plants, streams, mountains, places, town names, states, etc. came from names used by various American Indian tribes. For example, about half of the U.S. states got their names from Indian words.
     
  24. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Mmm...how exactly does that spice up your life?
     
  25. skunk macrumors G4

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    I suppose it depends on what blows your chiton up, but Sappho and Aristophanes can be pretty racy.
     

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