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Re: Newest natlang?

From:Dirk Elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Monday, September 29, 2008, 0:14
Funny story. I was an exchange student in the Netherlands during the school
year 1989-1990, and Nelson Mandela was released from prison during this
time. It was major world news, so of course the Dutch media outlets sent
representatives there to report on the story. As I recall, the Dutch and
Afrikaaners would address each other in their respective languages without
any need for interpreters. However, the Dutch media had (have?) a policy
that foreign languages must be subtitled on television programming, so the
whole exchange was "translated" for the audience back home.


On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 5:26 PM, Chris Peters <beta_leonis@...>wrote:

> > > "Afrikaans was considered a Dutch dialect until the late 19th century, > when it began to be recognised as a distinct language…" > > Can native Dutch and Afrikaans speakers still understand each other without > an interpreter? > _________________________________________________________________ > Want to do more with Windows Live? Learn "10 hidden secrets" from Jamie. > >!550F681DAD532637!5295.entry?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_domore_092008<
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Chris Peters <beta_leonis@...>Subtitling (was: Newest natlang?)
David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets <christophe.grandsire@...>