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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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FYI: Crowdsourcing Language Translation - Ackuna


Author: Nicholas Smith

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Subject Language(s): None

FYI Body: We are pleased to present our crowdsourcing language translation
website called Ackuna. Right now this is a free service for anyone who
would like translation from or into any language spoken in the crowd. Our
hope is that Ackuna will become an invaluable tool for people all around
the world. Translators help to translate text you submit.

Thank you for reading my message and I hope you will find this service
useful and intriguing in our efforts to get around the language barrier.
We like to think of it as StackOverflow for language translation.

http://www.ackuna.com

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