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Language Week Three: Electric Beagle-ey

It's that time of year again...

July 4 - 8, 2005

There are rules!:

  • 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). You can blog in one foreign language for five days, you can blog in five different languages or you can find some medium between the two. What the hell. If you only want to blog in Swedish once on Tuesday, go for it.
  • It would be nice, but not necessary, to include some kind of translation into your usual blogging language. I usually 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. You could hide it in the post's extension. Whatever. Be free! Be wild!
  • You can link back to this post if you want. Or not. If you don't want. Here's an icon!
  • If you're participating, please leave a comment or a trackback and let me know. This way you can all read each other's and be inspired when you can't think of anything to say and you can make new blogging friends and we'll all live happily ever after.
  • srah - Tuesday, 28 June 2005 - 6:28 PM
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    Language week 2005 from Nmenna - Nan Annn - July 4, 2005 9:06 AM

      Hahaha, das ist ja sooooooo fr mich gemacht! Super, gel? Ich hatte eigentlich schon von Anfang dieses Blogs vor, in verschiedenen Sprachen zu schreiben. Und jetzt? Tja, fr diese Woche kann ich ja jeden Tag in einer anderen Sprache schreiben!!! [Read More]

    Kieliviikko from NorthSpace - July 6, 2005 2:16 AM

      Tässä on minun ensimmäinen suomenkielinen veto blogissani. On kyllä aika yritä kirjoita jotain toisessa kielessä, ja mikä parempi tilanne kun kieliviikko. Olen miettinyt mihin aiheeseen tämä blogi pitä&... [Read More]

    Translators and interpreters demonstrate / bersetzer und Dolmetscher demonstrieren in Barcelona from Transblawg - July 8, 2005 4:38 PM

      Joan Fernando Valls Fusté hat seit 1999 ein Übersetzungsbüro in Barcelona. Er schuldet Übersetzern und Dolmetschern Geld, leugnet aber ein Arbeitsverhältnis. Translators and interpreters have been on a pot-banging demonstrati... [Read More]

    Comments (21)

    gravatar katie - June 28, 2005 - 8:24 PM -

    Is it proper to put a colon after an exclamation point? No, I think not. :-P


    gravatar patricia - June 28, 2005 - 9:00 PM -

    i'm game. thanks for the heads up.

    gravatar Noor - June 28, 2005 - 10:44 PM -

    Can I blog in Arabic but type out the Arabic in English? For instance, "ana esmee Noor" is "My name is Noor" but it isn't in the Arabic alphabet.

    gravatar Stuart Mudie - June 29, 2005 - 1:48 AM -

    Oh no, here we go again!

    gravatar srah - June 29, 2005 - 2:00 AM -

    Noor: Sounds good to me! I think I wrote a post in Chinese pinyin (phonetic spelling) last year!

    gravatar Annica - June 29, 2005 - 9:22 AM -

    [If you only want to blog in Swedish once on Tuesday, go for it.]

    That's me, isn't it? ;-)

    I will be participating. Maybe not blog every day, but porbably more than usual. (Not that that's very hard...) Thanks for the reminder.

    gravatar Annica - June 29, 2005 - 9:23 AM -

    Probably, even!

    *eyerolls at typos*
    *because I'm anal that way*

    gravatar srah - June 29, 2005 - 9:37 AM -

    Actually, I *wasn't* even thinking of you!

    gravatar Armin - June 29, 2005 - 2:17 PM -

    OK then, I'm in. Especially after noticing that a certain Scot in Paris is in. Apparently.

    Because I can then use the feedback he sent me for this entry.

    Jawohl, das ist ein sehr guter Plan. Doch, wirklich.

    gravatar Jamie - June 29, 2005 - 5:28 PM -

    Ha. How cool is that? I think I will take part, because basically it's very easy for me, *if* I decide to blog in German. I might just decide to do it in French. I need to prove myself every once in a while.

    gravatar katie - June 29, 2005 - 8:47 PM -

    Of course I'll do it...if I remember. Erg.

    gravatar christina - June 30, 2005 - 5:18 PM -

    OK, I'll give it a go. (Found your page through Armin)

    gravatar Marisa - July 4, 2005 - 12:13 AM -

    Great idea AND great practice, I'll join in!

    gravatar in actual fact - July 4, 2005 - 3:29 AM -

    Okay, this Englishman will try Swabian dialect, although I might end up switching to hochdeidsch if I think I'm doing a really bad job of it or get my Schwäbisch, Badisch and Allemannisch too mixed up.

    gravatar J - July 4, 2005 - 8:35 AM -

    Count me in, Christina's forcing me to do it :)

    gravatar elemmaciltur - July 4, 2005 - 9:08 AM -

    I've just taken the dive! I've trackbacked to you, too!

    gravatar katie - July 4, 2005 - 9:46 AM -

    I did my first this morning. Wow, I'm really rusty.

    gravatar Renee - July 4, 2005 - 4:56 PM -

    I am participating... thanks to Christina!

    gravatar Jenn - July 4, 2005 - 5:47 PM -

    I found your through Pea and I totally hope to do this every day (but I can't guarntee. you can check it out at

    gravatar AnP - July 5, 2005 - 2:42 AM -

    I will participate.

    Later today, I will post a blog in Germany and Tagalog (language in the Philippines) and then, translated to English.

    gravatar Noor - July 5, 2005 - 8:18 PM -

    You can find mine here:

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