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This list is a list for Global Voices folks to share descriptions of their language skills.

If you're attending the 2005 Summit 
You can also add a summary of your language skills to the Summit attendee     
list!

Remote attendees are also welcome to add their language abilities to this page, perhaps it will become a resource for helping GV bloggers and translators find each other.

This is based on Wikipedia's "Babel" Language Templates. (I'm not sure if this wiki supports templates, so let's keep it simple.)

HowtoEdit

Here's an example of what to write to add your language abilities. This hypothetical person is a native speaker of Indonesian and Javanese, an advanced speaker of English, and knows a bit of Arabic as well.

==Your Name==

 * id - Bahasa Indonesia - (Indonesian) - native speaker

 * jv - Basa Jawa - (Javanese) - native speaker

 * en - English - advanced

 * ar - Arabic (عربي) - basic

As you can see, the basic pattern is:

code - native language name - (Language name in English) - level

Simply click "edit," and add your info in this format to the end of the page.


Language codes and native names

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Babel

You can look up language codes for your languages here. Also, if you have trouble with inputting the native name of your language, you can cut-and-paste from that page.

NOTE! Don't worry too much about the language code. 
If you can't find your language on the list, then the list is wrong! ☺ 
Just add it without the language code.


Levels

  1. basic - enough to understand written material or simple questions in this language.
  2. intermediate - enough for editing or discussions.
  3. advanced - though you can write in this language with no problem, some small errors might occur.
  4. near-native - although it's not your first language from birth, your ability is something like that of a native speaker.
  5. native speaker you grew up speaking this language.

Don't worry if you have trouble with getting things to format correctly, just write down the info and we'll fix the markup if necessary.


Mary JoyceEdit

  • en - English - native speaker
  • ar - Arabic (عربي) - basic
  • es - Spanish (español) - intermediate
  • fr - French (français) - advanced

Patrick HallEdit

  • en - English - native speaker
  • es - español (Spanish ) - intermediate
  • pt - português (Portuguese) - intermediate
  • cy - Cymraeg (Welsh) - basic

Beth KanterEdit

  • en - English - native speaker
  • fr - French (francais) - basic
  • km - Khmer (Cambodian) - very basic

Ndesanjo MachaEdit

  • sw - native speaker
  • chagga - native speaker
  • en - advanced

Angelo EmbuldeniyaEdit

  • en - English - native speaker
  • fr - French (français) - intermediate
  • ar - Arabic (عربي) - basic
  • si - Sinhala - advanced
  • Patois - advanced

Tian SunEdit

  • zh - Chinese - native speaker
  • en - English - advanced

Jonas GalvezEdit

  • pt - Portuguese - native speaker
  • en - English - near-native

Deborah DilleyEdit

  • en - English - native speaker
  • tr - Turkish - advanced
  • gr - German - intermediate
  • ar - Arabic - basic
  • uz - Uzbek - basic

Shaden Abdul-RahmanEdit

  • ar - Arabic - native speaker
  • en -English - advanced


PaolaDMEdit

  • it - italiano (Italian) - native speaker
  • en - English - advanced


Colin Brayton Edit

  • en - native
  • fr - advanced
  • sp - advanced
  • pt-br - fluent
  • pt - advanced
  • ar - advanced
  • persian - intermediate
  • ca - advanced
  • it - intermediate