There are plenty of reasons for starting new forums. I was already a member of an Irish gardening forum, mostly because I wanted to learn about Irish conditions, methods, and perhaps some new varieties. I'll join this one for similar reasons.
Post by canadamike on Sept 13, 2011 19:26:57 GMT -5
Let me just say this: Jack is french, and is now starting something new in France: a bilingual gardening forum. French ( not the french canadians, but the true french) are not as good in english as people from most other country in Europe.
I always wondered why, as french is a very complex language. But it is also alanguage asking for perfection, and believe me, the true french are very apt at it.
Like us, french or english speaking or else from all over the world, they see the internet and image civilization have an effect on litteracy.
But believe me, a 10 year old french kid has such a richness of vocabulary compared to us, he speaks like a french canadian doctor.
Sociologists have theorized that their lack of speaking other languages was related to the perfection of their own level language..they feel inferior when not being mastering perfectly another language.
I salute Jack for his new forum, and I am sure Kokopelli would too, even if they have their own.
Over the years, Alan and I have long discussed th4e need to bring in the great internet savvy gardeners from Europe and Australia and elsewhere here. We now have people from all continents, a far cry from the few hundreds ( not even that) we were in the beginning.
Jack came here and communicated with us with passion, despite hardships in language. Now ( and I know his passion) he wants to bring it to France, EVEN MAKING IT BILINGUAL SO WE CAN EXCHANGE MORE.
Count me in my friend, and I am pretty sure Alan will step in soon, even if he does not speak french, only to support you, like we should all do.
But I am telling you...it is a lot of work. I have not been as much around since 2010 because of work and different things, but the 2 growing years of 2008 and 2009 were a lot of work for a lot of people here, the so called ''gurus''
You have what it takes to make it happen, so I salute you and I very happily request a password access.
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2011 20:59:36 GMT -5 by canadamike
Post by lavandulagirl on Sept 13, 2011 23:29:21 GMT -5
I sent you a PM, Jack. I will probably not participate very much, as I don't have a lot of time, but I will happily read away. I try to join all my friends' forums, because it gives me a broad base of information. Good luck!