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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From a native Dutch speaker
by Eddyspeeder on Tue 27th Oct 2009 22:54 UTC
Eddyspeeder
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2006-05-10

Nicely done, Thom!

I do believe this shift is also partly the influence of the English language on the Dutch language, so not limited to computers alone.

For example, many Dutch currently write:

WRONG: Dat is Peter's huis.

Akin to the English: That is Peter's house.

CORRECT: Dat is Peters huis.

(Note: I probably write the apostrophe in the correct form completely wrong... oh well :-P )

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