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 TasnuArakun on Tue 27th Oct 2009 10:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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I can never get used to the Danish way of counting. It's almost as bad as the French.

Swedish: femtio (five [times] ten)
Danish: halvtreds (half third [times twenty], where half third = 2.5)

Swedish: sextio (six [times] ten)
Danish: tres (three [times twenty])

Swedish: nittionio (nine [times] ten [and] nine)
Danish: ni og halvfems (nine and half fifth [times twenty])

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