Collaborate with Us?

Written by Dyami Millarson

Are you interested in languages? Would you like to write an article on our blog? We are open to collaborations with other bloggers who share our passion for languages and cultures. Please let us know in the comments below if you are interested, we will be in touch with you shortly.

Our blog, which has existed since 2016 with the aim of promoting the study of languages for their preservation, has almost 3,000 followers now. We expect our blog to keep growing this year. The support of every one of you throughout the years is highly appreciated here, you are helping us to keep working for endangered languages.

Now is your chance to join us in our work!

Blogging on our platform might perhaps be an opportunity for those who wish to be exposed to our language-loving network. However, most of all, it is a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and do something charitable for society.

This is how Operation X works:

  • We always publish articles using our full real names because we want to be reliable, we strongly believe using our full real names increases people’s trust in our platform.
  • Even though we support political and religious freedoms, we do not encourage political or religious debates on our platform and so we expect our writers to refrain from sharing their religious or political views. For instance, an objective study or description of folklore/mythology is fine because it meets our criteria of objectivity (see next point) and does not provoke infuriating political/religious debates. 
  • We strive to be scientifically objective and politically neutral. We wish to be a reliable platform which presents original ideas. At the same time, our blog is not a place devoid of a human touch and we embrace self-growth through personal experiences. That is why we strongly encourage our writers to share highly personal experiences and to use their personal knowledge and set of skills to build a framework for sharing their ideas about languages and cultures. Personal experiences can make ideas and facts so much more relatable to our readers.
  • All articles for review should be sent to the editor-in-chief before publication. This is an established norm at Operation X.

103 comments

  1. Sure, sounds fun to me, love the chance to see other people’s opinions and what they may think of my rambling 😁
    Don’t really know any other languages but passable in the 1 I do 👍

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  2. Oh yes that would be super interesting! I do have exposure to German and Vietnamese, have never written about it but would love to try!

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    • Hello Lien, thank you so much for your interest. I am sorry for the delay in replying to your comment. Please check your inbox, I sent you a personal letter.

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    • Sorry for the late reply, Quinny. I am very happy you showed interest in collaborating with us. I sent you a personal letter, please check your inbox!

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  3. I am intrigued by our Afrikaans language and am tempted to do a little research. I don’t know if this would interest you. I don’t feel I know much about but I should know more since it’s part of my culture. For that reason as well as helping… If it does help… I would be delighted to persue some research. But it might take a bit of time as I have already scheduled my time for the next few months.

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    • Sorry for my very belated reply, your comment is already from 9 January! It is really such a coincidence, I have been very interested in studying Ancient Greek again recently and I would love collaborating with you on Greek language, culture and history. I read your excellent post, I hope you are still enthusiastic about collaborating. Let me know, then I’ll draft an e-mail with more details!

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      • No worries about the delay. I am still interested, although I don’t know anything about ancient Greek! But let’s see what we can come up with 🙂

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  4. Hi Operation X,

    Here is a link that may interest you. https://www.themathesontrust.org/library/shiva-sutras
    In the second recording you can hear, the māheśwara sutras along with śiva’s Damaru.

    These are the sounds that are held to be connected to the origins of saMskRtam.

    I know Sanskrit, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi to different levels of proficiency. And I can manage daily life in a few other Indian Languages. Do these interest you?

    Azvon

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  5. I am comfortable with three regional languages of India, however, never written about them. Eager to know how I can contribute. The regional languages are also official languages, so not exactly endangered.

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  6. This sounds wonderful and you are doing amazing work! I am interested and hope I can contribute. In our country we have 11 official languages. Out of the 11 languages I’m only proficient in English and Afrikaans. I’ve always been fascinated with languages and would love to contribute if possible.

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  7. You are doing great job. I know three languages, one is English. I am living in India so Marathi is my mother tongue and Hindi is our national language. I can read and speak these languages also.

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  8. I like your idea of focusing on less known languages!

    Have you considered including Ladino, the language of Jews expelled from Spain in the 15th century who emigrated mainly to north Africa and the Middle East? This is a fascinating language and culture, which I believe is sadly at the brink of extinction.

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  9. I only know English but as a writer I find languages fascinating. My manifesto ESC is being translated to Italian this year. I truly enjoy collaborations and am open to your ideas.

    Thank you for liking my blog entry because that is how I found your good works here. You are welcome to translate my fiction shorts into your languages and post them on your site. Also, I’d love to make an experiment if you send me a short paragraph in an endangered language, and I could creatively translate it from sound, etc.

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  10. A unique blog!! I speak English, Mandarian Chinese, and French!! All fluently too, except French is my third language and it’s a bit difficult haha. I would love to collaborate~

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  11. I blog about words and usage from time to time…usually with a humorous or whimsical tone. Let me know if you’d like to post any of my items.

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  12. How interesting and I assume quite unique is your consillium. My forefathers were Huguenots (a direct and traceable link dating back to 1688) and my wife’s were Dutch. I have a distinctive interest in Anthropology, but not inclusive of languages. For this reason, I don’t think I would have anything to offer you all, but would like to wish you continued growing success. Thank you for the contact.

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    • Hello Peter, I did not know your and your wife’s family included Huguenots and Dutch people! Our interests really aren’t that narrow. We are surely interested in sociology and anthropology here. The official name of Operation X is “Foundation Operation X for languages, cultures and perspectives”. Sociology and anthropology is actually alluded to in that last part: perspectives. Would you like to share your distinctive interest in anthropology with us?

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  13. I don’t have any depth of information on the Frisian language (or languages) but I would be pleased to submit an article from the cultural aspect, including the migration of Frisians to the USA in the mid 1800’s and my subsequent visit to the area of Friesland from where my ancestors migrated. Perhaps from signage in my photographs you could identify specifically the branch of the Frisian language prevalent in the region where I traveled.

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  14. Hi, I would love to collaborate with you on keeping languages alive. I don’t know any dialects, even though I am comfortable with three European languages and four Indian languages. I would love to hear from you. Do let me know!

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  15. Such an amazing idea!
    I would love to collaborate with you, and I love to read about languages. But I don’t think I have too much to add, and I only know one language other than English, which is Hebrew.
    Good luck! waiting to see what will come up 🙂

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  16. I am interested to hear what kind of blogs you are looking for. I haven’t mastered any other languages but I do have some ability in Spanish. I was a teacher in Mexico for a little while.

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  17. Hi, I am co-editor of World Kid Lit, an initiative that highlights the importance of translated books for children. We’re particularly interested in highlighting texts written in languages that are less represented in English translation. If this is something you might be interested in talking about, we’d love to connect with you.

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  18. Great project! Congratulations on wonderful work. Tell me if I can help you with anything. I am speaking romanian and russian (not that good).

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  19. I learned Navajo in my 30s. It was very difficult and though my pronunciation was great for the most part I ignored 31,999 tenses. To my knowledge, it has the only click outside of Africa. But the really hard part was to quit thinking in conditionalities and dichotomies.

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  20. My father’s family is from a region where Portuguese is spoken with a lot of Galician influence, so I could cover that! Alternatively, I know a couple of people who speak Mirandês – could try to gauge their interest!

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  21. Hi– this sounds really cool– collaborating about languages and cultures! 🙂 I’m not so young, but I like to do that 🙂 I’ve lived in 4 different countries and speak 5 languages. Let me know how I can help… my own blog is called “Be Encouraged”, since I like to encourage people 🙂

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    • Hi, sorry for the late reply. We are surely interested in collaborating on a podcast. I will send you a personal e-mail to get in touch with you.

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    • Sorry for my late reply. Please share your ideas via e-mail with us for (linguistic) posts you may wish to publish. I will send you a personal e-mail to get in touch with you.

      [An e-mail has already been sent to your AOL address. Please let us know whether you have received it.]

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    • Sorry for the late reply. If you were to contribute, what kind of topics would you be interested in writing about? Could you please give us an indication of your fields of interest?

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  22. I like what you are doing but as an English speaker with only crude Spanish and a sprinkling of Welsh, French and German I don’t know that I could contribute anything relevant to your blog. John Dickinson

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  23. Hi I am interested in collaborating. Would you be interested in a collaborative post on the language of science – a deep dive into the art of becoming fluent in jargon heavy topics. When you venture into any scientific frontier, you encounter new words coined to extend the limits of language in explaining real world phenomena.

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  24. I was an elementary French teacher for a couple of years, and as I thought of ways to help my students remember certain vocabulary words, I started seeing smaller words within the bigger words and realizing how the French language must have evolved. Language truly is fascinating.

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  25. I’m no stranger to change. I love taking on new challenges, and in 2019, I took on a LOT of new. New marriage to the love of my life. New role as his wife. New country & language (as my husband is Belgian & I am American & I immigrated to Belgium once we were married to join him and his daughter.) Therefore, I also became a new step mama. I remember watching my mom, as I grew up, be a step mom to my older brother & sister and yet – here I was beginning my own step mothering journey in a completely different world. I was in a complete new terrority where unknowns were my normal. As often as most steps mamas FEEL they don’t speak the same language as their step kids, I LITERALLY didn’t. When I first married her dad (or Papa in Dutch), my bonus daughter didn’t know OR speak any English. And all I wanted to do was LOVE her – and love her fiercely. As a communication major in college, a TV host in Los Angeles and mentor of many young women over the years, TALKING is what I knew. It was my comfort zone. I related to people through communication – and all of a sudden – this brand new relationship, and arguably one of the most important in my life forever – language was not there. What could I do? How could I grow a relationship with her? How could I let her know I ALREADY loved her – just as she was – simply because she was a part of her dad? How could I combat all the negative things & fears her mother was telling her? How would I help raise her, talk to her about boys, struggles with friendships, and discipline her when necessary? While all these thoughts & fears of my own were completely valid – I forgot one essential thing…LOVE is the best language of all. LOVE can communicate past words – and for us, it sure did. Now 2.5 years later, my bonus daughter understands a lot more English, but she still doesn’t speak it. Our relationship has gotten deeper because of my understanding of her native language of Dutch, however, it started by remembering that LOVE is the best way to communicate and that it IS, in fact, a verb. It’s what you do. It’s the times we cooked together in the kitchen. It’s the evenings, when it was just she and I, and we’d snuggle up on the couch with a movie all in subtitles. It’s the mornings we’d take my dog for a while and giggle about things he’d do. Little by little, day by day, we FOUND a way to relate and connect to one another. We both learned that by DOING, love finds a way. I learned by choosing to unconditionally love this amazing little girl, who’s now at 12.5 turned into a young woman (who’s actually taller than my 5’7” frame), our relationship grew without us even thinking about it. To all your step mamas out there – have faith. Don’t give up. Press on when things are hard & enjoy the gift of the sunrise signaling the beginning of a new day. Every day is a chance to begin again, to grow, to let go and to live out the best language of all – LOVE.

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  26. I fear I’m a ‘monoglot’ although I struggle with some schoolboy French: I am very interested in the English language and its dialects, however, so I may be more a reader than a contributor I’m afraid. Good fortune on your mission!

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  27. I would love to offer up some insight.
    I don’t know any other language besides English but emotions are a language on their own too.

    This would be a great opportunity for me.

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  28. Hello! I just subscribed to Operation X. I’m retired, so I have time for reading. Feel free to check out my blog at http://www.amgreader.wordpress.com. In addition to English, I’ve studied French, German and some Dutch. I live in an area visited annually by migrant farm laborers. I had assumed they were Spanish speakers, but recently learned most of them are of Haitian origin, now living in Florida. So I’m curious about Haitian creole!

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  29. I am so happy that we have connected. I know you follow me and I have now started following you back. I would love to collaborate with you! I have a lot of posts about the ancient origins of language in my section ‘Ancient Word of the Day’. You can email me if you want and we can discuss further, my email is: contentcatnip at pm dot me Thank you 🙂

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