Team Missouri A finishes sixth in all-star tournament!
Congratulations to Team Missouri A for earning sixth place out of twenty-nine teams in the 2018 National All-Star Academic Tournament! Team Missouri B finished in nineteenth place.
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Translating Packets 
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Post Translating Packets
Hi, I was curious if anyone here knew about translating packets into other languages. I can read and write Spanish to an OK degree (dear lord don't even get me started on conversations :shock: ), and I thought it might be cool to maybe start with like a novice set like SCOP and work it over. I don't know how to submit it though when I'm done, so any help there could be appreciated. Any thoughts?

Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:43 pm
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I pondered this once myself. I don't really speak any other languages fluently, but I always wondered how it might work. I think you'd have to really consider the flexibility of word order in the target language as well as its ability to use pronouns flexibly. But given that the target language cooperates with you, I don't see why you couldn't largely translate a packet. It's not as if the things we ask about don't exist in other languages.

The issue is probably more finding any use for the translated packet. Other countries might be a possibility, but that's a lot of administrative work to negotiate that across borders. One possible idea that might actually get some traction for a foreign-language set is in a bilingual school. If you can find a critical mass of them in an area, maybe you could run an event. For example, I know there is a bilingual program at one of the elementary schools in Champaign, Illinois. You'd probably have to find a larger city with several bilingual schools for this to work out.

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