[NTLK] Asking for opinions on something I'm planning to do with my web site

Frank Gruendel newtontalk at pda-soft.de
Sun Oct 7 15:44:33 EDT 2012

> I agree with Rusty. I know the reason your site is in German:
> isn't it because you live in Germany and (please correct me if
> I'm wrong) your native language is German?

That's correct.

> It's also in English, because (again, please correct me if wrong)
> that's the second most spoken and read (i.e., used) language on the
> planet.

That's partially correct. The main reason is that I want to reach as many
people as possible. Since my English seems to be good enough to be
understood by most people, I write the pages in English. Usually before I
write the German "translation". Unfortunately, English is the only foreign
language I know reasonably well. My French is, well, maybe sufficient to buy
a Hamburger in Paris, and my knowledge of Spanish is almost zero. This is
because my Spanish class at school was terminated after three weeks because
most of the pupils were unable to pronounce the "r". I could've killed that
stupid teacher...

> Which brings me to my point: wouldn't your site better serve others
> if it had a translation for the MOST USED language, i.e. Chinese?
> Perhaps even Japanese

It most certainly would. However, as I said, for all languages except
English and German I'd need both a native speaker who translates a page and
a handful of native speakers who proof-read it. If someone out there feels
tempted to translate something, by all means get in touch. My favorite
language is Italian. I love the sound of it :-)

> Now, before I drive you straight to the single malt Scotch bottle ;)

Right now there are at least 12 different ones you could drive me into.
Theoretically. But not right now, because I'm in the middle of an
alcohol-free month :-)



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