I have to start today with a thank you to Mr Plague who featured my ABC Wednesday posts yesterday. It is always satisfying to know that you blogging efforts are appreciated.
Not that I’ve been putting in much effort today because I’ve been too busy with other things, like adding Google Translate to my sidebar on the right.
I came across it while needing to translate a French website to glean some information for a future ABC Wednesday post and thought ‘why not?’
After all, you never know when you might be visited by an Albanian, a Czech or a Chinaman. (Is that last one un-PC these days? I lose track.)
There’s even Welsh on the list which might be helpful to at least one regular visitor.
I particularly like the inclusion of Latin in the list of languages. I’d quite like to rattle of a few wise words in the Roman tongue now and then, but though I studied Latin for three years, I can’t get much beyond hic est puer, haec est puella these days.
There were a couple of languages that I wasn’t familiar with, namely Kannada which is spoken in the state of Karnataka in India, and Telugu which is also spoken in Karnataka, but is the primary language of Andhra Pradesh.
Videtis igitur non solum utile sagittis sed rutrum quis enim.
Notice how I slipped into Latin there? It’s working already. Or maybe not. What I wrote was: So you see, not only is this useful for visitors, but it’s educational for me.
Using Google translate to take it back into English comes up with: Do you see arrows, but more useful, therefore, not only for who.