[Foundation-l] English language dominationism is striking again

Aphaia aphaia at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 17:58:16 UTC 2010

I know a horse, but yesterday it took for me five minutes to remember
sparrows were the bird's name I would have liked to mention. .

It helps to make this discussion helpful to some extent that native
English speakers remind it is sometimes not so easy as you the native
expect foreign learners. It's no sarcasm at all. Really.

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 6:32 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 9:21 AM, Gerard Meijssen
> <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>wrote:
>> When you think that Commons is bad in supporting other languages, try to
>> find pictures of a horse on the internet in other languages like Estonian,
>> Nepalese ... It is not the same at all as when you are looking for images
>> in
>> English.
> Don't most Internet users know enough English to be able to search for
> "pictures of a horse" in English?
> (According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Internet_usage),
> yes...  "Most Internet users speak the English language as a native or
> secondary language.")
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