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From "Manfred A. Reiter" <ma.rei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Can we rationalize and formalize "a language project"?
Date Fri, 17 Jun 2011 19:21:22 GMT
Hi Ian, Louis, Ingrid, *,

Am 17.06.2011 21:14, schrieb Ian Lynch:
> On 17 June 2011 19:04, Louis Suarez-Potts<lsuarezpotts@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> On 2011-06-17, at 13:59 , Ian Lynch wrote:
>>> On 17 June 2011 18:50, Manfred A. Reiter<ma.reiter@gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> Hi Ingrid, *,
>>>>
>>>> Am 17.06.2011 17:44, schrieb IngridvdM:
[...]
>> Let's draw some necessary boundaries, as we did with OOo on this issue. The
>> native language projects operated as *informational* resources, not where
>> *development* took place. ALL development was (and continues to be) in
>> English. But information on specific requests related to use and how-to
>> contribute, as well as incidental discussions, were encouraged to be in the
>> person's native language in these sub-projects.
>>
+1
> The marketing project was not developmental though and it was in English and
> contributed to by many non-native speakers.  So it seems to me that there
> was/is a need for some core English list(s) that are not necessarily about
> dev.
>
+1
> The point was to promote regional and linguistic engagement and growth.
+1
>> But, should discussions become related to development, then the point of
>> having the native-language projects would be lost, as the group kept in the
>> "dark" would be all those tens of thousands who do not speak the native
>> language in question.
>>
+1

M.

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