[Ubuntu-be] Talen enzo [was: Re: about me (voorstelling) --> in België spreekt men drie talen : engels, engels en engels.]

Pierre Lison plison at agora.eu.org
Tue Apr 8 16:13:02 BST 2008

Hi there,

Another 2 cents:  I think this whole debate on language(s) to be used on
this mailing list is really a *non-issue*.  We should not waste our time
discussing that over and over again every month.  

I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of French speakers registered on
this mailing list are able to read Dutch (though they may feel less
confident writing in this language), and the same holds for Dutch
speakers reading emails written in French.  

Most of the messages posted on this mailing-list are less than 15 lines
long - even when one isn't perfectly fluent in Dutch or French,
understanding these few lines of text shouldn't be an impossible task.
And the messages written here are usually no literary prose ;-)

So my suggestion is: let's just let people write as they want to, and
forget about enforcing strict language policies of any kind.



Am Dienstag, den 08.04.2008, 16:35 +0200 schrieb Amedee Van Gasse:
> mongolito404 schreef:
> > We can't stick to a strict english-only policy because we don't have
> > one at the moment. If we did, this discussion would not have happened
> > because it started in Dutch.
> >
> > Couldn't each of us do his/her best to understand and be understood by
> > others? Do we really have to pop this language (non-)issue every now
> > and then ? Is it that hard ?
> >   
> En nu we toch bezig zijn, how about the top-post/bottom-post issue?
> Do we have a consensus there? Je ne pense pas... ;-)
> (just my 2 cents)
> > On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 10:10 AM, Bart Broeckx <bart at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> >   
> >> Thx Wouter, that's exactly what I mean;.
> >> 2008/4/8, Wouter Horré <wouter+ubuntu at horre.be>:
> >>     
> >>> On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Tom <ubuntu at virta.be> wrote:
> >>>       
> >>>>  More importantly though, I don't see how language use could
> >>>>  influence the becoming (or not) of "a real" ubuntu-be
> >>>>  community.
> >>>>         
> >>> I think Bart meant that we might repel people that don't speak english
> >>> well enough, if we stick to a strict english-only policy.
> >>>       
> >
> >
> >   
Pierre Lison (student in Computational Linguistics)
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