This is in Member Translation!
Even before you put out all the translations, etc., if you simply create a label for Bengali reading and writing submissions, that will help us send readings and writings to each other.
There are SO many Bengalis who want to practice their English--and those of us who want to send them submissions TITLED as being in Bengali can't do it. We CAN write Bengali on your site--your system will accept google transliterate in Bengali. But we have to call it some other language. So we irritate the other language speakers, and half of our Bengali friends ignore our submissions!
Please, just start with that!
Bengali is the sixth most spoken language in the world. It has a wonderful literature, poetical and spoken tradition.
We Need Bengali On LiveMocha!!
PLEASE! PLEASE! Just add a label for languages like Bengali so I can title my submission as a Bengali reading and send it to my Bengali friends.
As it is now I have to take an aural hindi excercise, start with a short apology in hindi and say that I'm going to read Bengali (otherwise the Hindi speakers open it up and get bent of shape when they hear another language.) You don't have to start a whole Bengali program with texts and evrything, just put the labels in there so we can read and write submissions to each other!
Yes, most definitely! Add Bengali, Livemocha!
Bengali, bengali bengali!
We NEED Bengali!!
And the Bengalis we talk to will want English. It will be a huge new market.