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Aapka Apna Wikipedia
If Indian-language Wikipedias are windows to a multicultural world, their contributors are the hinges that prop them open. Some are driven by a sense of duty towards their native language and for others, it is the sheer joy of jogging their mind for words, or the challenge of inventing a modern lexicon. A lot of Indian-language Wikipedia content is translated from the English under the Commons licence, but what do you do about technical words with no equivalent in your language? You can transliterate them, but Sundar has a better idea. He puts out word requests in the article’s talk page, where experts often help him coin terms. “Over time I learnt the trick: split tech terms to their Greek or Latin roots, translate the roots to basic Tamil words, and combine them. It’s a very rewarding experience,” says Sundar
wikipedia  india  linguistics  terminology 
october 2010 by pfctdayelise

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