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CHAT: Dutch & Re: *oy vey*

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Friday, April 12, 2002, 4:14
In a message dated 4/11/02 12.02.49 AM, Jan (ijzeren_jan@YAHOO.CO.UK) writes:

>BTW, it's remarkable how many threads end up in a >discussion about the Dutch language :)))
Fascinating how the Dutch influence seems to be everywhere ;) ::stage-whisper:: I tell ya it's a Dutch conspiracy... to colonize cyberspace ;) Sci-Fi idea: an alternative future in which a Dutch-Nordic Alliance colonize space (what do you expect from a SuperNation based on maritime power, cultural pluralism, and progressive socio-political ideology?) In a message dated 4/11/02 01.50.32 AM, christophe.grandsire@FREE.FR writes:
>Indeed! As I said, it's seems to be fashionable currently :)) (or maybe the
number of >active members knowing Dutch in some way or another is quite high :)) ). Just a bit ago IIRC there was much "Slavic/Cyrillic activity"... I found this interesting bit of text deliberately underlined in the Berkeley class-notes a female Russian friend gave me: "The advantage of spelling in Cyrillic lies mainly in its greater versatility, derived from the fact that its alphabet has more letters than Latin, and that diacritical marks are therefore required less than in Latin transcriptions or transliterations" ("People, Languages, and Migrations," from _Central Asia: 130 Years of Russian Dominance, A Historical Overview_, 3rd edition, 1994) In a message dated 4/11/02 01.02.05 AM, Rob (rnierse@ANWB.NL) writes:
>O yes, Dutch is a great language :)
A lingua-mangler's lingua-mangler language ;) ::makes note to self to get a Dutch-English/English-Dutch dictionary:: Any recommendations? Hanuman Zhang ~ "When you lose a language, it's like dropping a bomb on a museum." - Kenneth Hale ------------§------------ ~ fight linguistic extinction & entropy! create a mutant/mutating language! ~


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>Dutch & Cyrillic