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Re: Accents

From:Irina Rempt <irina@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 9, 2002, 7:56
On Wednesday 09 January 2002 04:10, you wrote:
> << > > Why is it that other countries have so much trouble converting? > (Okay, people will give people's heights in feet and inches in Oz, > but that's the > only thing left, really.) I've heard tell that the Dutch use > pfund(?) for > half a kilo... > > For half a kilo? Odd approximation... And does Dutch have > affricate /pf/?
(1) it''s "pond" [pOnt], we''re not German; (2) it's not an approximation, it's exactly half a kilo, a metric pound. Irina -- --------------------------------------------------------------------- By my troth, we that have good wits have much to answer for. We shall be flouting; we cannot hold. - William Shakespeare, _As You Like It_