Google Translate adds Slovenian

As many Slovenian bloggers pointed out in recent days, Slovenian has been added to languages available on the google translate scroll down menu. Who’d have thought?

This language spoken by about 2 million at home –and another 50,000 or so in the greater Cleveland area– was among 11 added late last month. Others added: Catalan, Filipino, Hebrew, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovak, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.

It works as well as expected, but there was at least one somewhat amusing glitch reported early on. Forms of the word Slovenkih, a possessive form of Slovenian, was at first translated as Croatian. Keying in Slovenian coast, for example, returned Croatian coast. Oh well, it is a very small coastline after all. It works fine now, all is forgiven.

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