Please add new language

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Super Member
Joined: 18.02.2017
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Please add Thai and Cantonese language into options. Thank you.

Guest

Thai is a language option. At the bottom of the list of languages, you can select +More Languages" and it will bring up more languages to choose from

Editor
Joined: 24.10.2011

They won't add Mandarin or Cantonese Chinese since there are already too many Chinese songs and there's no way they could separate each song.

Super Member
Joined: 18.02.2017

I thought that's what users do? Did they add lyrics officially too?

Super Member
Joined: 18.02.2017

Thank you. I found the Thai option. Teeth smile

Guest

Users are able to add lyrics in languages that are available. Only administrators can add new languages to the list of available ones. Right now, Thai is an available language to add lyrics in, as well as Chinese, and Chinese (Hakka) but not Cantonese

Guest
PrinceFinn wrote:

Thank you. I found the Thai option. Teeth smile

You're welcome Teeth smile

Editor
Joined: 24.10.2011
PrinceFinn wrote:

I thought that's what users do? Did they add lyrics officially too?

I know but someone mentioned that they should add Brazilian Portuguese and EU Portuguese and then someone said that for the same reason they won't separate the Chinese language. There're way too many songs and there aren't many editors/moderators who speak Chinese.
In that way they should separate Arabic into Standard, Egyptian, Libanese etc In this case what they did was to add Arabic and Arabic (Other varieties) which includes any dialect.

Also if someone who doesn't speak Chinese but wants to add the lyrics most probably will add it on the wrong part and there's going to be a bigger mess.

* My advice would be to add a parenthesis next to the title of each song (Mandarin) or (Cantonese) . Also don't forget that when you add a song you first have to write the title in Latin letters and then with Chinese letters

Super Member
Joined: 18.02.2017

Oh~There is a Hakka option? Interesting!

Editor
Joined: 31.12.2013

To me there should definitely be Mandarin and Cantonese as separate languages, simply because they are two different languages. Even though some people are used to call them Chinese or Chinese for Mandarin, and see Cantonese as a 'dialect', it's not an objective perception. The two languages use Chinese characters (the traditional ones for Cantonese), and they are related, but otherwise it's like putting German and Dutch as only one language.

Super Member
Joined: 18.02.2017

It sounds reasonable to do as you suggest in convenience of searching. I understand your thoughts. But I must say Cantonese is not like Brazilian Portuguese and EU Portuguese. Cantonese is a dialect of Chinese just like Catalunya versus Spanish, relevant but different language system. That's why I bring it up. Nevertheless, let's stay the same for convenience. Thank you for replying fast and sincerely.

Super Member
Joined: 11.10.2014

If Cantonese and Mandarin are as different as castellano (Spanish) and catalá (Catalan) they should certainly be separated. Catalá is a dialect of occitan, not of castellano!

Moderator of the avant-garde
Joined: 05.04.2012

I already suggested Chinese to be split into two categories: Cantonese and Mandarin. It was split for a little while, but the main problem with this is simply that it would be extremely hard to check all the content already added and marked simply as 'Chinese' as to check if it's in Cantonese, Mandarin or another variety of that language. It was reverted sometime after it, so that's why now we have only one category for Chinese.

A workaround for that is, as Miley suggested, to add the variety between parentheses in the song title or leave a comment.