said 1 year, 1 month ago:
Thanks to you both for trying to wrap your brains around this question. When I first started looking into this, I thought this would be easy peasy. As it turns out, not so easy peasy.
From a teaching standpoint, I’m not as concerned with Google indexing the site for ranking purposes. Mac, you hit it on the head — I really want it on the same page, with no toggling from page to page, for teaching purposes. That’s a problem, I know, but much better for students… and me, too.
If you just want translations, toggling is fine. Clunky to use, but ok. But when you’re trying to learn a language, you need to see both, especially when the two languages have completely different characters.
On Facebook, my friends and I sometimes use English with our alphabet, use Georgian written phonetically in our alphabet, and sometimes use Georgian in their alphabet. It’s interesting, but you can only use one or the other or the other, but never both alphabets in one passage.
I’m thinking right now that my only choice is to write two posts, English then a translation, and on and on. But if you happen upon a two column theme, Mac, please post a link here. I’m still wondering, since yall brought it up, how that would flow and how difficult it would be to do in practice. But writing in English, then waiting for a translation from my coteacher until I write the next post, so the posts won’t get separated in order, would be a waiting nightmare for both of us I think. Lol, that’s why I asked for HELP! And really why I’ve put this off. Just thought there had to be a better way.
And BTW, Mac, thanks for posting their alphabet. It’s so pretty! I’ve never been in love with letters so much in all my life! Words, yes, but letters? Their “J” and “T’” and “CH” are so pretty, especially the lightening bolt in that “J.” I told my son Jonah that I wish I had his name because I love writing it so much, lol. And for some reason, they seem to have an odd fixation on the number 3, as there are 14 different letters turned all which way that still look like a 3 in some way. Languages are such fun!
Thanks for the help, you guys!