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Re: japanese

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
Peter-Clark writes:

> Given the heavy influx of English words, I suppose Japanese is >well on its way to becoming an IE language, though. :) [. . . ]P.S. Just
kidding. LOL ::"kokkuri kokkuri"::
>I am well aware that just because English is 70% Latin/French does not a
Romance >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 to
the >situation in Japanese. ::"pachikuri":: :O
> P.P.P.S. I have the number, "10,000 English loans in Japanese" >bouncing around in my head. Can anyone confirm/deny?
::"pachikuri":: :0
> 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...
::"kara-kara-byte":: NOTE: notes on the Japanese provided by Yuri Mayakovskii. The mangling is all mine though ::BiG GRiN:: Hanuman Zhang ~§~ "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 rubbish." - 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"]