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Welcome to our new Agora

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 6:32 pm
by Dr. Goodword

WELCOME


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.

Nice Site

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:32 am
by n0my
Looks like it will be useful, and can't wait to see more postings!

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:19 pm
by tcward
Three cheers for the new Agora!

-Tim

looks like home!

Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 5:41 pm
by KatyBr
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.
Katy

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:57 am
by Apoclima
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.

Apoclima

signatures

Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:00 am
by KatyBr
It was your signature, but your style wouldda given ya away too!

Katy

Feeling familiar

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:26 am
by Dr. Goodword
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.

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:44 am
by Apoclima
Good luck, Doctor! Glad to see you are up and running with the ball again!

I wish you all the success in the world!

Apoclima (aka Sitran)

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:19 am
by M. Henri Day
Allow me to second Apoclima's sentiments !...

Henri

moi aussi

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:14 pm
by KatyBr
I am so grateful to have the original Dr in charge again!
Katy
great site, Thank you soooo much!

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:31 pm
by M. Henri Day
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...

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:49 am
by anders
你好
Does Unicode work?
سلام
anyway

Anders

GRRRREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:46 am
by Jonah the Whale
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.

JtW

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:06 am
by M. Henri Day
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

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:32 pm
by anders
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