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Why a three languages website?

Why not create a webpage in three different languages. I know this may seem ridiculous and a little anti-search engine. The Google staff might not be too thrilled with the idea.

The main objective was to create three different websites designated to each aumulticultural sitedience according to language. In other words, each article posted on the webpage will remain in the source language it was conceived for the target audience. I believe that each article should not be translated due to linguistic and cultural factors and the particular characteristics of the audience. Let us take for example the presidential elections; the elections broadcasted nationally are not exactly the same around in the media around the world. Why should communication be different to satisfy the specific interests of each different audience? Thanks to the Internet, language borders are vanishing. It is common to navigate from one language web page to another through online translators or using one’s own linguistic skills. Even Facebook walls and also other social Media can be customized in several languages. When staying in touch with loves ones from other countries abroad, Coca-Cola’s Facebook page is a good example. The ICANN´s blog (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) can be displayed in several different languages. What is for sure is that thanks to the latest technology, a new community has been created. It is a new culturally diverse community that benefit from the opportunity.

 

We cannot forget that language reflects a culture and it is a way of thinking too. The indigenous sami people who inhabit in the northern tips of Scandinavia and Russia, use at least 180 words related to describe snow and ice. Their language is a good example of how a language is depended on its context. A precise translation may not reflect exactly the original version. In this Babylon-like site you can choose whether to read articles in your native language or navigate in another language that you are currently learning. You decide what articles to read and how you would like to read them.

Nevertheless, if you feel like reading articles exclusively in the beautiful and omnipresent Shakespearean language, you can have a look here.

 

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