吳實錄

Annals of Wu

漢藏緬語々言研究ㄟ博客
a sinotibetoburman linguistics blog
2015-02-05

Cantonese Coming To Google Translate tools

Google has been sending out emails regarding a push to get them to include Cantonese. It reads as follows:
Help improve Google Translate
We've heard your feedback about adding Cantonese to Google Translate. You can now improve Cantonese translations and help us get closer to our goal of adding it.
To get started, simply visit Google Translate Community and invite others to participate.
Thank you in advance,
Google Translate Community team
Internationally, it makes sense to do Cantonese before Shanghainese. Logistically as well since there's a much greater corpus of standardised Cantonese data. Still makes me sad not to see Hakka or Wu anywhere on their list.

Still, it's progress.

To contribute, go to this link and start translating.

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    A semi-academic linguistics blog about Sinotibetan, previously focused primarily on Wú, a Sinitic language spoken in the Yangtze Delta region. Topics now include historical linguistics, documentation, language rights, sociolinguistics and learning materials, as well as acting as the dev blog for Phonemica from time to time.

    I'm a linguist based in Asia, working on documentation and historical development of Sinotibetan. In addition to academic research, I'm heavily involved in Phonemica, an organisation that promotes crowd-sourced preservation of local languages.

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