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Poll: Do you live in a country where the native language is your source or target language?
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Aug 29, 2006

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you live in a country where the native language is your source or target language?".

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Russell Gillis  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:11
Spanish to English
Repeat poll Aug 29, 2006

This poll was asked before, if you want to compare results:

http://www.proz.com/topic/48097



Russell


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Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 04:11
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English to Russian
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Hard to say... Aug 29, 2006

My working pair is English > Russian, and I live in Ukraine. The official language here is Ukrainian, but everyone speaks Russian, for many people here (even Ukrainians) it's their mother tongue, and a lot of people - including me - are also ethnical Russians. I just don't know which option to select. Not "both", but not exactly "target", either. And "neither" doesn't seem right to me.

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Enrique Cavalitto
Local time: 23:11
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Right Aug 29, 2006

Russell Gillis wrote:

This poll was asked before, if you want to compare results:

http://www.proz.com/topic/48097



Russell


There was a poll on similar lines a little over three months ago, but I believe this one is more clear than the old one.

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Enrique


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Sophia Hundt  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:11
Russian to English
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Target Aug 29, 2006

English is the target language, and I live in United States.

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Lawyer-Linguist  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 02:11
Dutch to English
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Wording ...... Aug 29, 2006

Wording of the poll does strictly assume you have only one source (or, dare I say it) target language.

Should perhaps read:
Do you live in a country where the native language is (one of) your source or target language(s)?

Anyhow my source languages are Dutch, Afrikaans and Portuguese. Target language is UK English and I live in Portugal (granted it's the Algarve where English is widely spoken).

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:11
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English to Turkish
Neither Aug 29, 2006

I translate from English to Turkish and live in Germany, where... they speak German

Not a favorable situation for a translator, but I hope to reverse it making German a second source language, not in the short run, though, but not in a so distant future, either. Or, so do I hope!


Deborah, I see no such assumption in the wording - although I know it is much likelier that I am the wrong one here. The poll question reads:
Do you live in a country where the native language is your source or target language?


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Pundora  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 07:41
English to Hindi
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Hindi Aug 30, 2006

I live in New Delhi and Hindi is my native language. I translate from English into Hindi. An overwhelming majority of people speak or understand Hindi in India.

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