Suggestion: Ability to target translators with a given target language, irrespective of source l.
Thread poster: Erik Freitag

Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2006)
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Jan 31, 2011

Dear colleagues and staff,

I would like to suggest that Kudoz askers be given the possibility to adress questions to translators with a given target language, irrespective of their source languages.

This seems particularly useful for monolingual questions, for example about the connotations of a term.

I have made the experience that very few proz members have listed EN-EN (to give an example) as their working language directions. When I am asking for the explanation of nuances a given term implies in a special context, I won't really need the translation into my target language. Instead, input from a colleague whose native language is my source language will be helpful. It would be nice to be able to address them directly, rather than having to limit the question to anwerers who work in my language pair, or to those few that have listed EN-EN as their working language directions.

The effect is even worse in other languages.

Any thoughts are welcome,
kind regards,
Erik



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Andrea Flaßbeck  Identity Verified
Germany
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Great idea Jan 31, 2011

I think this would be a real improvement to the KudoZ system. I definitely support this idea!

Cheers,
Andrea


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 07:17
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Same here! Jan 31, 2011

Andrea Flaßbeck wrote:

I think this would be a real improvement to the KudoZ system. I definitely support this idea!

Cheers,
Andrea


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David Wright  Identity Verified
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Definitely with you Feb 1, 2011

Good idea, would be a very useful forum indeed!

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Cilian O'Tuama  Identity Verified
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Agree Feb 1, 2011

http://www.proz.com/forum/prozcom_directory/16553-possible_to_find_native_speakers_irrespective_of_their_source_language.html#107230

Maybe it'll be noticed this time
Cilian


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 03:17
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It works! Feb 1, 2011

Some of my early Kudoz were acquired in Dutch. Quite frankly, I'd have no idea on how to say "Good morning" in Dutch, however the askers were looking for some answers in my #1 specialty - human resources management - for EN-NL. I explained them in English what those words/expressions meant, to make their research easier. Apparently it worked.

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Ulrike MacKay  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:17
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Good thinking, Batman! Feb 1, 2011

Would be great to see this implemented soon - thanks in advance!



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