Re: English and its influence on other languages (was: Re: About linguistic (in)tolerance)
|From:||Orjan Johansen <oerjan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 31, 1999, 5:49|
On Sun, 28 Mar 1999, Tom Wier wrote:
> Orjan Johansen wrote:
> > Who's pretending? It happens frighteningly often that I can only rem=ember
> > the English word for something but not the Norwegian one. Although I
> > think the opposite still happens more commonly. Of course it depends
> > heavily on the subject matter.
> Wow -- it's that bad? What percentage of the Norwegian population
> can speak English fluently? I think I can perhaps grasp why so many
> Scandinavians and Hollanders worry about the future of their language...
Oh, don't worry, it's just me spending far too much time on the Internet.
=D8rjan, sleepless in Trondheim.