Well, all of you second-language English speakers fooled me. I've never heard somebody of a foreign language speak English that perfectly.
The problem with multilingual forums would be that when one language finds a solution, the rest are left out. It's kind of like the problem of multiple languages generally, information transfer is extremely limited because everything must be translated at some point or another. If we do decide on multilingual forums, then please at least require language administrators to inform the other topic about the biggest of news (and I mean ALL OF THEM, otherwise people are left out).
The software world is English. It surprises me, but it is. Most percentage of the planet speak English as a second language, since we U.S. citizens won the Most Stubborn Against Learning Another Language Contest. Interestingly, however, very little speak it natively. With as many people who agree to this paradigm, asking for it in the LOVE community shouldn't be that bad.
The problem is is that English, and I say this as an English speaker, has the weirdest grammar of all languages and oddly complex rules. The adjectives come before the noun, it just makes no sense! It's like pushing on a transformation stack then flooding them onto an object, its actually harder on the brain, in fact. It's easier to have a noun and then build upon it with adjectives, in my opinion.
Funny thing, English is the worst possible language for programming, because generally programming languages are structured using the grammar of most other programming languages, with objects (nouns) followed by functions (another type of noun) followed by parameters (adjectives).
All and all, I'm just glad that we have a de facto standard language for programming. I wouldn't care if it were English, German, or Chinese, I just like not having to translate everything.
Clarification for some: by English most would mean U.S. English, not British English, otherwise most code would say colour/.
Furthermore, metric for the win! Kelvin!
EDIT: Fixed some spelling. I'm a bit O.C.D. about it.
EDIT: Firefox spell checker YOU FAIL ME! How did you not magically figure out that I meant Kelvin, not Kalvin! HOW!!! (Thanks Robin.)
EDIT: In the last edit the period was outside of the ")".
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on Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.