Remd wrote: but if the vocabulary is very different I'll have to study a lot to be able to describe complex situations.
Delodephius wrote:I'm bit getting tired of Anglocentrism on this forum. Every language is judged through the prism of the English language. Sure most members here are from the Anglosphere (mostly USA), but it still doesn't make it right to talk about other languages as if they were animals in the Zoo.
This Anglocentrism is also quite visible in other discussions. For example, unlike on forums here in East Europe (regardless of language), a certain level of Political Correctness has to be practised. It is hard for me to express myself adequately sometimes since I have the feeling I have to talk about a certain subject in "cotton gloves", and it makes me uncomfortable.
It would be interesting to see how members of other cultures feel or think about the cyberspace, which is suppose to be about connecting people, being dominated by a culture which does not tolerate theirs. My concern is why do we have to make a compromise while others don't?
Returning to the first paragraph, when talking about my native language I want people to have respect for it like they do for their native language(s). Coming from a very nationalistic part of the world, even with my best efforts, it does not make me fell uninsulated when people talk about my native or other close languages as freak-shows.
Wouldn't talking about certain subjects with "cotton gloves" be the same as holding up a level of PC?
This comment is a little absurd. I assume you are referring to the Anglosphere as the dominating culture, which I'll give you, but what do you mean isn't tolerant.
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