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Mon Oct 10 2011

FYI: Opinion on the Term 'Eco' in Multiple Languages

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        1.     Anastasia O'Rourke , Opinion on the Term 'Eco' in Multiple Languages


Message 1: Opinion on the Term 'Eco' in Multiple Languages
Date: 05-Oct-2011
From: Anastasia O'Rourke <anastasiabigroom.ca>
Subject: Opinion on the Term 'Eco' in Multiple Languages
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Building towards our application for .ECO - a new Top Level Domain on
the web, Big Room Inc. (www.bigroom.ca) is seeking language experts
in the official UN languages to provide ''expert opinion'' letters on the
meaning of the term: ''eco''.

Requirements
- An opinion as to the accepted meaning(s) of ''eco'' in the language
(both direct and translated use)
- If the terms are used directly, what is the context? (e.g., to describe
companies, or products, or people?)
- Is eco commonly used as a pre-fix in this context? (e.g., eco-friendly)
- Are there other terms used to describe something as ''environmentally
friendly'' (like ''green'' or ''environmental'' in English)
- How common is the usage of eco in your opinion?

Languages
The languages we seek are:
- Arabic
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Russian
- Spanish

Timing
- Required by November 15, 2011
- Letter templates will be provided
- Results will form part of Big Room's application to run the .ECO
internet domain for the global sustainability community. See
www.doteco.org for more information.
- This is a voluntary (unpaid) contribution in support of the application
for .ECO. You will be credited in the application.

Thank you,

Dr. Anastasia O'Rourke, PhD
Co-founder, Big Room Inc.
http://cbey.research.yale.edu/users/24/129/Bios/aorourke

For more information
Inquiries to: Marni Robinson marnibigroom.ca

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics


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