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Re: Disgusting thread... ;-)

From:Pascal A. Kramm <pkramm@...>
Date:Friday, November 12, 2004, 4:15
On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 08:36:32 +0000, Jan van Steenbergen
<ijzeren_jan@...> wrote:

> --- Philip Newton skrzypszy: > >> Since Steen hasn't replied yet (at least, not in this thread), I'll >> give it a shot. > >Actually, I completely missed Pascal's message. I'll reply to it >below. > >> (Pascal A. Kramm [about Jan van Steenbergen]:) >> > So where do you come from? You have a Dutch name, >> >> and AFAIK he's Dutch. > >Yep. Every drop in my blood is Dutch, AND I AM PROUD OF IT!!! :))) >(don't take that last thing too seriously)
Thought as much.
>I should probably add that I live in the Netherlands, too. In the >town of Zaandam, to be precise.
Doesn't say me anything... could you name any major town that's close to it? (Eindhoven, Venlo, Nijmegen ...)
>> > a British email address, >> >> I don't know why this is. Possibly because allows you >> to forward email, whereas, say, does not allow this for >> free accounts (you have to use their webmail interface). > >Actually, it was merely a coincidence. Apparently I made some mistake >when I entered my data the first time. Not that I regret: with a >British account I got a little more space than with an American >account (there's no Dutch version, unfortunately), and I definitely >get less spam.
I see.
>> > a French website >> >> Because Christophe Grandsire, who is French (but living in the >> Netherlands IIRC) has an account a and could give out >> subdomains to friends, including Steen. > >True. Several others of us have taken advantage of that possibility >too (David Peterson, Christopher Wright, to name a few). Now it is >unfortunately over, because has changed its policies.
Heard about that.
>> > and an indeciphrable consonant cluster as introduction line... >> >> The two 'y's in 'skrzypszy' are vowels; the word is a Wenedyk form >> of Latin 'scripsit', I believe. (Wenedyk being, very roughly >> speaking, Latin with Polish phonology, and one of Steen's >conlangs.) > >Again, correct. If I ever make it to president, minister or Euro >commissioner, I promise that I will appoint thee to my official >spokesman! :))
That with the y being vowel was clear, but there are still two very nasty consonant clusters left: "skrz" and "psz".
> --- Pascal A. Kramm skrzypszy: > >> >Yeah? Were exactly, if I may ask? >> >> North-Rine Westphalia, or Ruhrgebiet (Ruhr area), to be more >> precise. > >I sort of knew that; actually, I was wondering about the city. I'm a >regular guest in the Ruhrgebiet myself, because my mother-in-law >lives in Essen.
That's just a cat jump from where I live, Dortmund. -- Pascal A. Kramm, author of Choton official Choton homepage:


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>