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Title: Beta Release: Multi-lingual, Non-English Search
Submitter: Venkat Ramdass
Description: Linguos.com is a search engine focused on improving access to the
non-English web.


Select your target language, transcribe your search terms in English and
search. Any of the searched variants can be excluded to narrow your results.

Except for Mandarin and Cantonese, most other languages follow a phonetic
rules to transliteration. Mandarin and Cantonese use Pinyin.

This is still in early beta stages, but your feedback will help take it to
the next level. Please do try it out and provide your feedback.

Linguos uses the Linguaseek platform for transliteration.

Thank you,

Venkat Ramdass
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Writing Systems

LL Issue: 20.1829
Date Posted: 11-May-2009

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