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June 23rd, 2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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Math expressions in different languages?

Hey, I am Norwegian doing math in english. Just wondered if any of you guys knew where I could see a translater. Like product=(my Norwegian word for it)
or quntient=(my norwegian word for it)
Basically just a site that shows all those expressions from english to my language
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Uh... I use which works reasonably well. Nothing fancy though.
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I don't know the answer, but that is a very good question.

It used to be that the dead language Latin is the universal language for science and religion. Scientific names are in Latin.

Ballet terminologies are in French, universally.

In judo, the "scientific" names for the moves are in Japanese. The tomoe nage is called the Monkey Flip in wrestling entertainment, but it is known as the "Captain Kirk".

I invent my own terminology. I call the perpendicular bisector construction the "MasterCard Technique".

I see "language less" chess books, using symbols to represent ideas such as this move is better than this move such as ">". Those language less books are horrible.

Scientific journals, way back in the days, used to be written in Latin. But they abandoned that practice and wrote in their own native language.

And I like it that way. I guess you will have to learn the language of whatever the currently most powerful or richest nation is.

And who knows, "MasterCard Technique" could catch on.

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