English only, please
kline at tao.thought.org
Tue Jan 17 08:33:16 PST 2006
On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 10:48:39PM -0400, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> As of Nov 30th, 2005, the following URL:
> Shows, in fact, that Chinese is "the /de facto/ /lingua Terra/", sorry to
> say ... English is the /de facto/ /lingua Internet/ though ...
> Mandarin and Spanish are the top two languages ... Mandarin by a *very*
> large margin, Spanish by a close one ...
As I understand it, in Mongolia, English is rapidly
becoming an Official language. [[ Now there's a place
(Personally, I'm **still** trying to learn French....)
> On Mon, 16 Jan 2006, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >On Sunday, 15 January 2006 at 19:45:45 -0600, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
> >>Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> >>>On Sunday, 15 January 2006 at 16:49:27 -0600, Don Hinton wrote:
> >>>>Where exactly does it say that this is an "english only" list?
> >>>I suppose you have a point. It's implicit; it should be spelt out.
> >>>At http://www.freebsd.org/community/mailinglists.html you have a
> >>>choice of "Mailing Lists" or "Non-English Mailing Lists". -questions
> >>>is under the former link; the Polish mailing lists are under the
> >>>latter. At
> >>>there's a reference to an inability to speak English. But we should
> >>>really do something about writing a charter that makes it clear.
> >>>Anybody feel like having a go?
> >>A "virtual friend" of mine (Kiwi, but don't really know his name)
> >>has written this for a programming forum I frequent:
> >>" To those people for whom English is a foreign language, I can
> >>only offer this: English is - for better or worse - the /de facto/
> >>/lingua Terra/.
> >Hmm. I don't want to justify the choice of language, just state it.
> >It's an interesting document, but I don't think it's what we want.
> >See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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