[Strawbale] Strawbalenglish (was Re: workshops / wallraisings)

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Tue Feb 2 20:38:33 CET 2010

On Tue, 02 Feb 2010 11:26:18 -0500, Derek Roff <derek at unm...> wrote:

> I also think it is reasonable to communicate via this list to a smaller  
> subset of our
> membership, in whatever language is most appropriate.  I hope that
> messages will appear from time to time in Dutch, German, Polish,
> French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and whatever other languages
> might help communicate to the desired subset of our members.

Nihao Eh ?

I think that this whole schmozzle could be easily resolved if everyone  
just began speaking and writing the language that the greatest number of  
this planet's inhabitants call their native language and in the future,  
may well displace English as the universal language in daily global  
transactions-- Chinese.

But failing that, I don't have a problem with people posting in languages  
other than English and like Derek, I am delighted to see and encourage  

True, there will be segments of the list membership who may not understand  
but if they truly want to, it does not take much effort to make use of any  
on the on-line translators in order to catch the gist of the message and  
in so doing, they may learn a little bit of that "foreign" language ...  
and that, I think, is a Good Thing.

And if they don't make the effort to translate the message, nothing is  
lost because the message's intended audience will still have been reached.

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