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Welcome to our new Agora

Postby Dr. Goodword » Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:32 pm

Here is the new cabinet of Dr. Goodword, formerly Dr. Language of yourDictionary.com. We hope it will offer an even more comfortable environment in which to discuss the fascinating languages we speak.

Why the Alpha Agora? Well, Alpha is our new name, of course. But this name also almost forces us to pronounce "Agora" correctly. All dictionaries tell us that the accent is on the first syllable (Greek pronunciation) even though the English grammar we have assimilated tells us it should go on the second. I tend to let English do what it wants but to be on the same page as everyone else who reads dictionaries, I guess we should follow their advice this time.

Please, test out this website and report any malfunctions or suggestions for improvements to this forum. Dr. Goodword himself will be watching it more closely than in the past.
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Nice Site

Postby n0my » Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:32 am

Looks like it will be useful, and can't wait to see more postings!
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Postby tcward » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:19 pm

Three cheers for the new Agora!

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looks like home!

Postby KatyBr » Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:41 pm

I've been looking around, looks pretty nice in here. I hope we can get some awesome topics going in here. I have a new creative introduction suggestion for WOTD in my head, already.
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Postby Apoclima » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:57 am

I'm here under (another) pseudonym. I was hoping to have some fun with it, but I guess my style is a dead giveaway!

Someone already knows who I am.

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signatures

Postby KatyBr » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:00 am

It was your signature, but your style wouldda given ya away too!

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Feeling familiar

Postby Dr. Goodword » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:26 am

Well, it takes a while to build an Agora group but I'm happy to hear some familiar voices already. Feels good.

I'm off on my third major language website in 10 years (Web of Online Dictionaries, yourDictionary, Alpha Dictionary). Business problems forced me out of yourDictionary. This site and the company behind it are all my own and we will be doing a good deal more and, hopefully, more interesting things here. So, let us know what you would like to see.
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Postby Apoclima » Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:44 am

Good luck, Doctor! Glad to see you are up and running with the ball again!

I wish you all the success in the world!

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Postby M. Henri Day » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:19 am

Allow me to second Apoclima's sentiments !...

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moi aussi

Postby KatyBr » Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:14 pm

I am so grateful to have the original Dr in charge again!
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great site, Thank you soooo much!
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Postby M. Henri Day » Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:31 pm

There's nothing like original doctors, though alas, they are far and few between....

Henri

PS : And it's also nice that the notification system works, in contrast to...
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Postby anders » Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:49 am

你好
Does Unicode work?
سلام
anyway

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Postby Jonah the Whale » Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:46 am

Katy, thanks for the email. I apologise for neglecting the Agora <makes mental note of correct stress> recently, but I'll pop in from time to time. Looks like a nice bb.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:06 am

anders wrote:你好...

Anders, 你好 ! And how nice to see you on this forum ! But you must tell me how you worked the above magic....

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Postby anders » Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:32 pm

M. Henri Day wrote:
anders wrote:你好...

Anders, 你好 ! And how nice to see you on this forum ! But you must tell me how you worked the above magic....

Henri

I use Win XP and have installed all kinds of foreign language support. I just switch to CH using a keboard shortcut and start typing in pinyin. Arabic, and Indian languages are trickier, because MS forces you to use native keyboards, not phonetic ones. The multilanguage SW I use when writing for my own needs is great, but not UNICODE compatible. For the time being, my interests are concentrated on Chinese, so I haven't investigated keyboard utilities like Tavultesoft. Probably they could be used to remap my keyboard, if I could spare the time.

A few days too late, 新年快乐, and 在见
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