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KevinS
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Post by KevinS » January 5th, 2020, 10:31 am

Sorry if this is explained elsewhere. If it is, I could not find it.

I would like to start a modest multilingual collection but don't know how to address the issue of PLing all the texts. Does one drop a submission if a PLer cannot be found within a certain period of time?

I'd like to think this problem wouldn't occur with all the abilities are members have, but I would hate to be left not knowing what to do with a reading in Ancient Greek or something of that nature.

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Post by annise » January 5th, 2020, 1:54 pm

We have never rejected a submission because we could not find a PLer.

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Post by RSlabaugh » January 5th, 2020, 2:12 pm

I’ve PLed sections where I encountered languages that I don’t know. Sometimes I’ll follow with the text to watch for stumbles or repeats (provides the language is similar enough to one I do know), or I’ll just listen and make sure it sounds flowing. However, that was only small paragraphs stuck in here and there, not entire sections. (Should I have asked for assistance with those?) It does make it more worthwhile if you understand what’s being said, though!

I’m guessing there’ll usually be at least one more person on board that could listen. If not, the reader could possibly find a friend who was willing to sign up and PL his section. “If there’s a will, there’s a way!” *smile*
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Post by KevinS » January 5th, 2020, 3:18 pm

annise wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 1:54 pm
We have never rejected a submission because we could not find a PLer.

Anne
RSlabaugh wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 2:12 pm
I’ve PLed sections where I encountered languages that I don’t know. Sometimes I’ll follow with the text to watch for stumbles or repeats (provides the language is similar enough to one I do know), or I’ll just listen and make sure it sounds flowing. However, that was only small paragraphs stuck in here and there, not entire sections. (Should I have asked for assistance with those?) It does make it more worthwhile if you understand what’s being said, though!

I’m guessing there’ll usually be at least one more person on board that could listen. If not, the reader could possibly find a friend who was willing to sign up and PL his section. “If there’s a will, there’s a way!” *smile*
This is great to know! Thank you both!

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2020, 4:45 pm

And of course, it's always a good idea to post in Listeners Wanted and specify the language in the subject line. :wink:

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Post by annise » January 5th, 2020, 6:16 pm

Perhaps my wording was not quite clear .
The question was do we reject languages that are difficult to obtain normal PLing
The answer is no - Difficulty in PLing or cataloguing or anything that makes life more difficult for the BC and MC are not reasons to reject a contribution.
However they are the most difficult and are probably best left to the standard collections and "special" ones like Christmas and Anniversary ones.

Anne

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