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The birth of Language Week

There may already be a Language Week on the calendar somewhere; I don't know. All I know is that my Spanish needs practice. So I'm going to declare next week (June 29 - July 5)... Language Week. This is a departure from my original idea of una semana española, because - surprise of surprises - not everyone speaks Spanish. And I think it would be fun if everyone could participate.

So.

Here are the rules of participation:

  • Blog in a language that you don't usually blog in. You don't have to blog a lot if you don't want to - a few sentences will do, as long as you continue, once a day, through the week (or at least Monday to Friday). What the hell. If you only want to blog in Swedish on Tuesday, go for it.
  • It would be nice, but not necessary, to include some kind of translation into your usual language. I always do mine in <span title="translation"><i>other language</i></span> tags. You might choose to write it all out and translate at the end. Whatever. Be free! Be wild!
  • You can link back to this post if you want. Or not. If you don't want. I have created a really crappy image in Paint that you may use. Or not. If you don't want. The code is <a href="http://www.srah.net/weblog/2003_06.html#005173"><img src="http://www.srah.net/weblog/lweek.gif" border=0></a>.

I believe that is all. Have fun. Be multi-lingual.

srah - Friday, 27 June 2003 - 9:53 PM
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Comments (13)

gravatar Stuart - June 28, 2003 - 5:06 PM -

Great idea! I made my first post already, and then I realised that it isn't June 29 yet. I hope you don't mind :-)

gravatar Jezito - June 28, 2003 - 7:05 PM -

Call me slow-witted luddite, but do the "span" tags give you the mouseover text? Probably so, but simpletons like myself need it spelling out for them.

gravatar Armin - June 28, 2003 - 7:48 PM -

Jez: No, "span" doesn't give you the tooltips, it just formats the part covered in the span. The title (title="text goes here") attribute does that, and you can use it anywhere you want. I use it on most links in my blog, just to give one example.

gravatar katie - June 28, 2003 - 11:23 PM -

I would like to add a little disclaimer, mostly because of my own insecurities.

Horrible spelling and slightly improper verb conjugations/accenting/etc should not be criticized, as some of us learned more by immersion (hearing it spoken) than by book learning (seeing it written down somewhere).

Also, what do you think about putting words in english to which we do not know the traslation? That could encourage audience participation!

I'm such a wuss. How do you say wuss in French? :)

gravatar katie - June 28, 2003 - 11:33 PM -

PS - Your embedded image does not show up for me on your main index, but it does show up in the archives. Perhaps it's a clue, Watson!

gravatar srah - June 29, 2003 - 2:35 AM -

Yars, yars to all of you.

gravatar srah - June 29, 2003 - 2:41 AM -

I don't know how to say anything in French... I'm just fluent.

gravatar katie - June 29, 2003 - 1:33 PM -

Sadly, I know exactly what you mean. :)

gravatar Ryan - July 2, 2003 - 11:53 AM -

Guten tag, ich kenne jez fon jezblog, und ich werde auf deutch blog, jetz. Aber, mein deutch ist nich so gut. Danke shoen.

gravatar Nick - July 2, 2003 - 3:04 PM -

What that Ryan feller said. But in French instead.

gravatar srah - July 2, 2003 - 7:44 PM -

Ryan, thank you for the beautiful cock.

gravatar Ryan - July 5, 2003 - 6:55 AM -

A pleasure!

gravatar patricia - July 8, 2003 - 2:27 PM -

ah, que lastima que perdi 'language week'. me huberia gustado mucho participar. talvez el proximo año? :D

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