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Re: CHAT: Dutch dictionary recommendations?

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 5, 2003, 17:32
=?iso-8859-1?q?Jan=20van=20Steenbergen?= scripsit:

> However, the thread may be aged, but hopefully not dead yet. So here we go:
On Conlang, no thread is ever dead, and responses up to a year later are not unheard-of.
> vader (father) -> vaders or vaderen (with two different meanings).
What are the different meanings, and which plural goes with which?
> kampong -> kampongs
I had guessed that this was < Malay < English "compound", but the story turns out to be the other way: English "compound" in the sense "group of buildings enclosed by a fence" turns out to be < Malay, altered by folk etymology. -- John Cowan "In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand." --Gerald Holton


Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>