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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Great article
by Loki_999 on Tue 27th Oct 2009 07:43 UTC
Loki_999
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2008-05-06

Thanks, i really enjoyed that. Also interesting that Dutch is slowly loosing its declenations (god... is that a word?).

For the last 5 years or so i've been trying to get some sort of grip on Russian and the thing that really drives me bonkers (being native English) is the way words change *all* the time. If i didnt need the language i would never have started.

Maybe time to move country... always wanted to live in the Netherlands.

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RE: Great article
by jal_ on Tue 27th Oct 2009 08:43 in reply to "Great article"
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2006-11-02

Also interesting that Dutch is slowly loosing its declenations


Dutch lost its declensions a long, long time ago. In fact, they were already in decline in the Middle Ages. The reason for still having them around is that some pedantic Latinophiles thought Dutch would look better and more like latin with all those cases, and re-introduced them in written language and high vernacular. Really stupid.


JAL

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