The Best Cyprus Community

Skip to content


Δικαίω

Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve our forums?

Moderator: Admin

Δικαίω

Postby Strahd » Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:17 am

Αν αυτό το φόρουμ είναι για ξένους και μετανάστες παρακλώ να μετονομαστεί σε Cyprus Forum for Foreigners and Expats.

Αλλιώς θα ζητούσα την εφαρμογή των παρακάτω κανόνων.

1) Δικαίωμα εγγραφής στη γλώσσα μας (Ελληνικά η Τούρκικα) και για όσους δεν καταλαβαίνουν υπάρχει και το worldlingo.com
2) Απαραίτητο προσόν για τους διαχειριστές η μητρική τους γλώσσα να είναι μία από τις δύο επίσημες της χώρας μας.

ΤΕΡΜΑΤΙΣΜΟ ΣΤΗΝ ΞΕΝΟΛΑΓΝΕΙΑ! ΕΙΜΑΣΤΕ ΠΕΡΙΦΑΝΟΙ ΠΟΥ ΕΙΜΑΣΤΕ ΚΥΠΡΙΟΙ!
User avatar
Strahd
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 557
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:22 am

Postby Sotos » Sat Apr 15, 2006 12:45 am

Strahd, i think this forum is for everyone not just for Cypriots or just for foreigners. If the languages allowed were Greek and Turkish then all foreigners would be locked out. And how would Greek and Turkish Cypriots communicate between them? You thought of all these?
User avatar
Sotos
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 10668
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:50 am

Postby Strahd » Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:26 pm

I never said to write only in our languages, I said that it is unacceptable to be called a Cyprus forum and not beeing able to write in one of them.

The situation now is that if you write in Turkish or Greek you are told off for doing it. My suggestion is to allow us to write in our language... Otherwise as I said this forum must change name.
User avatar
Strahd
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 557
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:22 am

Postby GIz33k0 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:20 pm

Well look at it this way.. if what your saying is true, it would have to be called 'Cypriot Forum' not 'Cyprus Forum'.
User avatar
GIz33k0
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 228
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:31 pm

Postby GIz33k0 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:21 pm

Sorry i meant, if you wanted to speak greek, then you would have to call it 'cypriot forum' not cyprus forum.
User avatar
GIz33k0
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 228
Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:31 pm

Postby cypezokyli » Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:59 pm

we must not forget the purpose that these forums are around.
and as far as i am concerned it is to increase the communication between gcs and tcs.
and at this point in time , and unfortunately if i may add , we can only communicate in english.
a good reason for us too start learning turkish , and the tcs learn greek, so hepefully our kids will not need to communicate in english.
in the meantime, it makes no sense to right in greek and turkish (not to mention that a number of times what i ve seen sth written in greek was absolutely not polite , not to mention insulting).

if you really feel the need to write in greek, there are also greek - gcs forums out there , or you can always pm the gc that you want to sy sth in greek :wink:
cypezokyli
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
 
Posts: 2563
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:11 pm
Location: deutschland

Postby kalahari » Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:48 pm

This is a tough one – especially as I am always banging on about Cyprus being Cypriot and not GC, TC, EC etc; so I sense that hypocrisy looms.

However, having given it thought, it seems to me that for now at least an "IMPARTIAL" language must be used that the greatest majority of both GCs and TCs will understand – and this would appear to be English. Which is coincidentally lucky for me and all the other English speakers that enjoy this forum.

I understand that there is a distinct dialect of Greek that is more appropriately called Cypriot Greek. Is this correct? If so, there's another good topic for debate, which I would be happy to propose: that this dialect of Cypriot Greek should be adopted as the official national tongue.

My Greek is presently basic beyond belief – which is to my enormous embarressment – but I am working on it, honest!
User avatar
kalahari
Contributor
Contributor
 
Posts: 273
Joined: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:01 pm
Location: The lovely hills of Parekklisia

Postby michalis5354 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:34 pm

I think this forum should stay in English . One of the reasons Im participating in this forum is to improve my English. Nowdays its hard to get a good job If you do not speak English. :D
User avatar
michalis5354
Regular Contributor
Regular Contributor
 
Posts: 1519
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2003 10:48 am

Postby miltiades » Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:14 pm

Strahd , You have a very valid point in proposing either Greek or Turkish language for this forum , but you must agree that English is not not only the language of the skies but also the predominant language used in a miriad of other interacting spheres , international politics ie UN . It is a fact that many Cypriots like my self would feel at a disadvantage having to express our thoughts and project our points of view in our mother tounge that unfortunately events far beyond our control meant that we were forced to emigrate and miss out on our Greek education.I would love to speak as well , as Im sure you do, the Greek language and although have studied arduesely over the years always feel more comfortable expanding an idea in English. Besides T/Cs would much prefer for English to carry on being the Forum's method of interacting with their G/C compatriots.
User avatar
miltiades
Leading Contributor
Leading Contributor
 
Posts: 16332
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:01 pm


Return to Suggestions and Feedback

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests