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CHAT: The EU expands

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Sunday, May 2, 2004, 17:11
Danny Wier wrote:
> (I live in the USA; we're still trying to get used to TWO languages here.)
Surely you mean three: the NAFTA regulations require that any product that is to be exported from one country to another be marked in that other country's language. This has resulted in many manufacturers printing names of products and various instructions in all of English, French and Spanish (with the latter two usually smaller, given the much larger number of English speakers in North America). But you're right that in the US there are far, far more Spanish speakers than there are French speakers. ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637


Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>