Celebrating the UK

 

Postby matthew_dixon » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:14 am

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, you'll be aware that the UK has just triggered "Article 50" - declaring our intention to leave the EU. Given this website is UKMIX, we have decided to celebrate all that is good about all the constituent parts of the UK - starting off with our many different British languages.

In the coming weeks and months, we'll be setting to work in translating the reviews into Scots Gaelic - in honour of our Scottish members, and the small archive of features will be translated into Kernewek (Cornish). The finishing touch will be translating the front page into Irish Gaelic to recognise the Northern Irish folk. However, it was felt the best place to start was on the forums, as that is the most used part of the site.

It's going to take some time to get the full details of all the forums translated into Welsh, but we're starting with the forum titles. After all, it's going to be a lengthy process triggering Brexit, and it's only inevitable it will take a fair while similarly to get the site fully adjusted to be a fully truly UK site, rather than just one that features the language of one of our constituent nations.

Don't worry, we're not expecting you all to post in Welsh - at least for the first year, we're happy to keep the forum posts themselves in English - because we do recognise that England is part of the UK. If Scotland chooses to seek independence, we'll be reverting the reviews section into English, but given Wales is highly unlikely to get independence any time soon, the forums section will remain in Welsh.
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:17 am

delete.
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:19 am

Just checked the date :lol: , I thought it is March 31st today but no.
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Postby Thriller » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:24 am

WalesMix! 8-)
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Postby MrDiva » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:39 am

So wait
Article 50 actually meant they the UK is leaving the UK? That's funny :D

I don't see anything good about the whole situation tho and it makes me pretty sad ... but hey... if it's the people's decision then so be it
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Postby steophonic » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:02 am

Diolch Matthew.
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:04 am

You have not "translated" the Urban/RnB section :)
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Postby Affillate » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:30 pm

Nippian93 wrote:You have not "translated" the Urban/RnB section :)
came here to post that too. :lol:
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Postby matthew_dixon » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:23 pm

We're in the early stages of this at present. To the best of my knowledge, the Welsh for "Urban" is simply "Urban", and there isn't a translation for "R&B"
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:39 pm

The April 1 tradition lives on! :lol:
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Postby matthew_dixon » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:43 pm

So - does anyone know why UKMIX translates to CRMDU?
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:02 pm

^ No idea.
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Postby Nippian93 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:21 pm

Glad it is back to normal now :)
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