Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Oct 2009 00:37 UTC
Features, Office In the comments on our editorial about language purism and the Psystar case, it became quite clear that language is a subject almost everyone has an opinion on - not odd if you consider that language is at the very centre of what makes us "human". Since this appears to be a popular subject, let's talk about the influence computing has had on two very minor aspects of the Dutch language.
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by impulse on Tue 27th Oct 2009 04:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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In Belgian French you have 'septante' for seventy and 'nonante' for ninety. These are used in Swiss French as well and they might even use 'huitante' for eighty, and i use it too since it makes more sense. Once upon a time there was an 'octante' for eighty too.

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