Re: I'm back, sort of
|From:||M. Astrand <ysimiss@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 28, 2003, 13:14|
>Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2003 12:44:56 +0200
>From: Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
>Just for masochism value, perhaps one should one day take the time to learn
Actually, not so long ago I met this nice South African who was kind enough
to teach me some bits of Afrikaans...
>Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 14:45:09 -0400
>From: Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
>Subject: Re: I'm back, sort of
>some of the loan words into Danish that stand out as being English, maybe
>in fact from French or Latin.
And Greek (like "economy", I think).
>One thing that happened to me once while my
>host family and I were sitting around the dinner table conversing is that
>wanted to say something, but didn't know the Danish words for it. So I
>asked, "How do you say 'economic depression' in Danish?" "Økonomisk
>depression," came the answer. I didn't know whether to feel stupid or amazed.
Heh. :) You'd love to read scientific Finnish. I've seen a linguist write
several times _eksperimentti_, which is on the other hand quite understandable,
since the normal Finnish word for 'experiment' is so long and difficult:
But I'd better get off the soap box before I really start. :)
- M. Astrand
"Neeba." - "Teeba?" - "Qeesvefar la:lka." - "Djo:ly."
"Guess what?" - "What?" - "I've learned how to speak." - "Great."
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