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Subject:RE: English isn't the native tongue of ... From:eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 13 May 2003 09:40:53 -0400
Well, this is gonna be an interestin' conversation ain't it. We all know that
across England they speak the Queen's English ter perfection.
Wal, this hyar is a-gonna be an interestin' cornvahsashun ain't it. We all knows
th' South Car'linans speak English t'puffickion, as enny fool kin plainly see.
Techwriting tie-in: The above is "Cockney" and "Redneck" curtesy of the
dialectizer (http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/). Now while this website only
does comedic accents (My favorites are Swedish Chef and Elemr Fudd), it makes
you wonder if it wouldn't be possible to easily localise manuals for various
dialects. Machine translation may be far from perfection, but surely dealing
with local dialects should be an easier matter.
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