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HOL Language Helpers

Post by Sky Alton » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:39 pm

If English isn’t your first language and you’re struggling to make sense of something on HOL, language helpers are here to help. These are members who are confident with languages other than English. If you send them a message, they can talk something over with you in your language, answer your questions about the meaning of something or give you a hand with finding the words you need.

The languages we have covered are Afrikaans, Bosnian (Bosanski), Bulgarian (Bǎlgarski), Croatian (Hrvatski), Czech (Čeština), Danish (Dansk), Finnish (Suomi), French (Français), German (Deutsch), Italian (Italiano), Mandarin Chinese, Macedonian (Makedonski), Norwegian (Norsk), Russian (Russkiy Yazyk), Serbian (Srpski), Spanish (Español), Swedish (Svenska), Ukrainian (Ukrainska Mova). See below for the people to contact regarding each one.

Languages and Helpers:
Afrikaans
Emma Borg

Bosnian (Bosanski)
Prof. Dario Brighton

Bulgarian (Bǎlgarski)
Prof. Zoki Phantom

Croatian (Hrvatski)
Prof. Dario Brighton
Prof. Zoki Phantom

Czech (Čeština)
Kaitlyn Nightingale

Danish (Dansk)
Gail Allen
Ravariel Aiwince

Finnish (Suomi)
Will Lestrange

French (Français)
Emma Borg
Kaitlyn Nightingale
Maxim Trevelyan

German (Deutsch)
Prof. Dario Brighton
Gail Allen
Maxim Trevelyan
Ravariel Aiwince

Italian (Italiano)
Emma Borg

Mandarin Chinese
Emma Borg

Macedonian (Makedonski)
Prof. Zoki Phantom

Norwegian (Norsk)
Gail Allen

Russian (Russkiy Yazyk)
Shadow Gaunt

Serbian (Srpski)
Prof. Dario Brighton
Prof. Zoki Phantom

Spanish (Español)
Emma Borg
Kendra Givens

Swedish (Svenska)
Gail Allen

Ukrainian (Ukrainska mova)
Shadow Gaunt

Things to keep in mind:
  • All of these people are volunteers. They may take a few days to respond to you as they’re likely to be busy: please be patient and respectful.
  • They are not there to provide free translation services, only to help you with specific issues
  • The official language of HOL is English so please keep discussion in other languages to private messages. For the reasoning behind that, check the handbook.
  • Finally and most importantly, nobody is going to judge your English so please don’t be afraid to reach out if you need some help.
For anyone who would like to volunteer to become a language helper, we are looking for those who are both fluent in English and are able to correspond effectively in another language (bearing in mind that you’ll likely be talking to native speakers). We’re relying on you to judge your fluency so please only apply if you truly believe you could be of use in this situation. We would also strongly prefer you to have been a member of HOL for at least 3 months to ensure your commitment and knowledge of the comunity. If this sounds like you, please drop Sky Alton a message with the language(s) you feel able to assist with.
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