- The sentence counts are based on data from the April 26, 2014 sentences-detailed.csv file.
- Current Trustworthiness = 66.77% (See note at the bottom of this page.)
|Date||Native Speaker Sentences||% Native||Total Sentences||Languages with Native Speakers||Identified Native Speakers|
|2014-04-26||2,055,007||66.77%||3,077,830||53 (out of 171)||929|
|2014-02-22||1,953,634||66.58%||2,934,118||53 (out of 131)||891|
|More||See the complete table at the bottom of this page.|
- You can see the Top 20 Contributors of Native Speaker Sentences at the bottom of this page,
- You can read more info at the bottom of this page, including how to get your username on this page.
Why This List?
- This is not an official list. This may not be accurate.
Tatoeba.org Esperanto Contributors
- Contact me via tatoeba.org/eng/private_messages/write/CK, ...
- ... if you find any errors.
- ... if you want to let me know your native language so I can include you.
- ... if you know the native langauge of a member who is not listed here.
Why Is a List of Native Speakers Important?
- Knowing who the native speakers are will help you find trustworthy sentences that you can translate into your own native language.
- Of course, native speakers sometimes make mistakes, too, but their mistakes are usually typing mistakes.
- Non-native speakers aren't just more likely to make grammar and vocabulary mistakes, but also often create sentences that aren't the most natural way things would be said.
- Who Is Included?
- These are all the native speakers I know about, either from what was written in their profiles or what I've been told. I have used this information under the (perhaps false) assumption that Tatoeba Project members are honest.
- I have limited this to one native language per member. I know that there are some members that perhaps grew up speaking more than one language, but even for those people, one language is usually stronger. For most people, it's the language in which they did their formal education, have read the most, written the most, watched the most TV, listened to the most radio, and had the most conversations.
- There is also a page showing sentence counts of Languages Without Identified Native Speakers.
StatsTable: The number of sentences on tatoeba.org that were owned by usernames on this list in their own natives languages.
Top 20 Contributors of Native Speaker Sentences (April 26, 2014)
- CK - eng = 199273
- Guybrush88 - ita = 171726
- duran - tur = 141989
- sacredceltic - fra = 101892
- Amastan - ber = 80333
- alexmarcelo - por = 79397
- marcelostockle - spa = 57510
- Pfirsichbaeumchen - deu = 57020
- Shishir - spa = 45572
- al_ex_an_der - deu = 39486
- Esperantostern - deu = 38109
- marafon - rus = 37622
- fekundulo - heb = 33367
- zipangu - pol = 31989
- MrShoval - heb = 31037
- Eldad - heb = 25569
- CM - eng = 19648
- hayastan - spa = 18909
- sabretou - mar = 18889
- bunbuku - jpn = 18739
This is based on the assumption that all native speaker sentences should be trusted without a doubt and non-native speaker sentences should not be blindly trusted. This also assumes that all links between languages are accurate. We've all seen bad native speaker sentences, good non-native speaker sentences, and also seen bad links between sentences, so this is not a percent aimed at trying to determine accuracy, but on perceived trustworthiness, based on the stated assumption.