|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, July 7, 2002, 23:22|
In a message dated 07/06/2002 08.46.12 PM, the Pollster-Par-Excellence
> Given the heavy influx of English words, I suppose Japanese is
>well on its way to becoming an IE language, though. :) [. . . ]P.S. Justkidding.
LOL ::"kokkuri kokkuri"::
>I am well aware that just because English is 70% Latin/French does not aRomance >language make.
It doesn't 0_o?! ;) ::'kukku":: Half-seriously though, I have a "pet"
theory that Academic/Scientific/Legal/Medical/etc. English varieties are
closer to Romance languages than other more "mundane Englishes."
> P.P.S. My wife, who spent four years in Japan, was better able
>to understand the change English experience after 1066 when I compared it tothe >situation in Japanese.
> P.P.P.S. I have the number, "10,000 English loans in Japanese"
>bouncing around in my head. Can anyone confirm/deny?
> P.P.P.P.S. I have gotten into the bad habit of speaking katakana
>English. I especially love to add -u to the end of words...
NOTE: notes on the Japanese provided by Yuri Mayakovskii. The mangling is
all mine though ::BiG GRiN::
"To live is to scrounge, taking what you can in order to survive. So,
since living is scrounging, the result of our efforts is to amass a pile of
- Chuang Tzu/Zhuangzi, China, 4th Century BCE
"The most beautiful order is a heap of sweepings piled up at random."
- Heraclitus, Greece, 5th Century BCE
Ars imitatur Naturam in sua operatione.
[Latin > "Art is the imitation of Nature in her manner of operation."]
" jinsei to iu mono wa, kinchou na geijyutsu to ieru deshou "
[Japanese > "one can probably say that 'life' is a precious artform"]