[thelist] alternative name for site map

Barney Carroll barney.carroll at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 11:02:53 CDT 2009

French: 'Plan du site'. Again, that's literal word-for-word.

>From a social linguistics angle, a) Internet terminology is by-and-wide
created on the spot by American memes which are then inherited in finished
formed by other languages/cultures and b) 'site map' is a very self-evident
and literal description that has never needed explicit definition in my
experience — so using the literal translation in other languages will
probably be just as obvious.

Barney Carroll

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2009/8/5 Volkan Özçelik <volkan.ozcelik at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 5:15 PM, Marianela Queme <mqueme at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My first language is not english and I know what a sitemap is!!!! I
> think,
> > it is pretty much standard, worldwide.
> >
> In Turkish it is literally translated word by word as "site haritası"
> where "site" refers (you guessed) "site", and "haritası" refers to "map".
> However a Turkish native (with no knowledge of English) wouldn't have a
> clue
> what a sitemap is.
> It is not a generic word like "mayonnaise" or "yoghurt" which is used
> unchanged worldwide.
> HTH,
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