Author Topic: Help with translations for South African Bantu language search engine  (Read 462 times)

Offline salang

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Hi, we are in need of help from the South African Bantu language speaking community!

We are designing a Web page and search engine specifically for official South African Bantu languages.

As you know or might have noticed, finding resources on the Internet in the official South African Bantu languages is difficult as there is a scarce amount of content online in these languages. For the sake of our project, we have labeled these languages (isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho, Sesotho sa Lebboa, Setswana, siSwati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga) as Resource Scare Languages.

In order to test and fully develop our Web page, we are in need of assistance from the South African community. We need help with translations, which is difficult to find the resources for online. Two areas which we need translated are text on the Web page and test search queries for the search engine.

Below are links to Google forms which we are using to crowd source translations for our test search queries. Please can you select the language(s) which you are fluent in to help us translate the queries.

isiNdebele query translations:
https://goo.gl/forms/PrPi96ZX00LLeIti2

isiXhosa query translations:
https://goo.gl/forms/q7IPqhutUgj4aFuC3

isiZulu query translations:
https://goo.gl/forms/M3lnGFNGC3q86T2i2

Sesotho query translations:
https://goo.gl/forms/51kal0I7yO7Af8g73

Sesotho sa Leboa query translations:
https://goo.gl/forms/5CQ3VTFR0ERE6CYw2

Setswana query translations:
https://goo.gl/forms/65PSSA8xgFpGoCGw1

siSwati query translations:
https://goo.gl/forms/dEWDc2UZto4m1PeC3

Tshivenda query translations:
https://goo.gl/forms/TNDMj6ckkDfb0kX13

Xitsonga query translations:
https://goo.gl/forms/PLUv5F6si5Kx6rwF3

Below is a link to an Excel sheet of the translations needed for the Web page. There are a lot of translations in this document, please fill in as many translations as you can. Once you've finished could you please email the Excel document back to us at salang.exp@gmail.com
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5...jB0R1JETC1jOHM

If you have any questions about this project, please feel free to contact us at salang.exp@gmail.com, or reply to this forum post.

Thank you for you participation, and the future of South African Bantu languages on the Internet thanks you for your assistance.

Regards
The BantuWeb Team