Interesting items in Yahoo Auctions

Page 4/11
1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

By Grauw

Ascended (8508)

Grauw's picture

19-02-2015, 23:49

Final bid for the CX7M set 27,000 yen (€ 200)… Not bad at all, I paid € 280 for my CX5MII + 11 cartridges.

Which I’m still very happy with by the way and use frequently.

By st1mpy

Champion (498)

st1mpy's picture

20-02-2015, 00:12

is the Beatstep connected to your msx?

By Grauw

Ascended (8508)

Grauw's picture

20-02-2015, 00:37

I was too busy talking to actually set that one up Smile, but it works fine. Used its sequencer and MIDI clock to drive a bassline arpeggio on Synthesix, whilst playing a melody part with another MIDI keyboard.

p.s. Have you seen the new Beatstep Pro? Looks quite cool, nice feature set.

By yearkunfu

Rookie (26)

yearkunfu's picture

20-02-2015, 11:26

Oh! My God I would like to speak Japanese as well!

It is amazing! They have all the MSX stuff

But the prices are too high!

I do not understand why they don`t sell to the rest of the world directly. And why they don`t translate their websites in English.

By Meits

Scribe (5648)

Meits's picture

20-02-2015, 12:57

That's something we've been used to since the late 80s. Japanese people tend to not do English a lot.
On the other side, there are quite some sites in europe and south america which are in a latin language which a lot don't understand, where Dutch sites tend to choose for the English language to reach a greater audience.

Maybe the Japanese sites target a Japanese audience. Maybe the Latin languaged sites only target paople who master those languages. Don't know. It narrows the amount of websites one can visit easily and that is sad...

By foobarry81

Master (148)

foobarry81's picture

20-02-2015, 15:03

Meits wrote:

That's something we've been used to since the late 80s. Japanese people tend to not do English a lot.
On the other side, there are quite some sites in europe and south america which are in a latin language which a lot don't understand, where Dutch sites tend to choose for the English language to reach a greater audience.

Maybe the Japanese sites target a Japanese audience. Maybe the Latin languaged sites only target paople who master those languages. Don't know. It narrows the amount of websites one can visit easily and that is sad...

Spanish native speakers worldwide: around 400 million
English native speakers worldwide: around 360 million

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_...

So how exactly are Dutch sites reaching more people by choosing English? :P

By Meits

Scribe (5648)

Meits's picture

21-02-2015, 01:03

I bet Spanish speakers read better English than Dutch Wink

By yearkunfu

Rookie (26)

yearkunfu's picture

21-02-2015, 11:15

Foobarry81, You have reason. There are more Sapnish speakers than English speakers arround the world but Ia think that English language is easier to learn rather than the Spanish language because of the grammar. Spanish grammar is more difficult than the English grammar so I think is better that everybody learn English first rather than Spanish!

By the way! We don't have to forget the Chinesse people! Because is the most spoken language in the world Smile but also the most difficult to learn Sad

I have lived in Amsterdam for one year and I've seen that all the Dutch people speak English very well, much better than the Sapnish people. I think it is because the educational system they have. In Spain the educational system is a total disgrace that's why our English level is so low. I would like to have the educational system from Finland! Is the best in the world! Well, now the South Coerans are at the top because they also have a really good educational system and thay are really competitive as well!

By foobarry81

Master (148)

foobarry81's picture

21-02-2015, 12:20

@ yearkungfu: English grammar actually isn't that easy to learn. Many non-native speakers make the worst mistakes against English grammar and some of these "English language" websites are actually in terrible English, but in the end nobody cares. If ease of learning of the grammar was the determining factor for a website language, all of them would've been in Norwegian or so. :-)

The thing is that English has somewhat become the "lingua franca" in international relations, likely because the US have been a dominant world power ever since World War I, and the UK "ruled the waves" during a long era in previous centuries.

If the era of the conquistadores was still ongoing at this point, we'd all have made Spanish language websites... in very bad Spanish. ;-)

By Grauw

Ascended (8508)

Grauw's picture

21-02-2015, 14:06

Yes and we’d all be speaking bad German if… Oh wait, I do. Smile

The Netherlands is a small country where trading and international relations has always been important for the economy, so people learn two or three foreign languages in school (English, French and German), sometimes even more. Although the English proficiency is probably better than the others because there are so many English-language tv-shows and games.

Page 4/11
1 | 2 | 3 | | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9