Immersion: Let's Upload Articles about the German Language!
Fellow Duolingo users and contributors!
Although I'm not new to Duo or to translating texts here — I contributed a fair share of Es-En translations back in the day, I recently started to help translate German articles to English.
When I did some work on the article about the Cologne Dialect of German, I suddenly realised that linguistic knowledge about German is much more likely to be the focus for linguists who write their work in German.
So there must be an abundance of information about German in German, but a lack of it in English.
And here are we — enthusiasts who learn languages and translate stuff. :)
So let's look up articles about German Phonetics, Lexicology, Sociolingusitics, Dialects, Language History, and upload, and translate them!
The simplest route — check Wikipedia, and upload great articles in German on these topics that don't have an English version (there are lots of these), or the English version is a stub.
I've taken the liberty of starting this myself, feel free to upvote and contribute:
Pfälzische Dialekte: http://www.duolingo.com/translation/717857eb751a7a072d513b09400f0663
Siegerländer Platt: http://www.duolingo.com/translation/90dd90edb74a10a13682525810f1bacc
Here's the Cologne dialect article, uploaded by the Duobot: http://www.duolingo.com/translation/009a94ee5699d1fd72085d109a03e5ba
So, upload, and post the links in the comments — let's help spread linguistic knowledge!
P.S. I'm posting in the general thread to get a bit more exposure and send the idea to the people who translate in other language pairs.
P.P.S. I will edit the main post to include more links as they come.