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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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by Coxy on Tue 27th Oct 2009 09:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
Coxy
Member since:
2006-07-01

You should try learning a language other than American and then maybe you would understand. English doesn't really have a case system any more, if it did you see why it is useful.

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 27th Oct 2009 11:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

You should try learning a language other than American and then maybe you would understand. English doesn't really have a case system any more, if it did you see why it is useful.


And if you used your brain and visited my profile, I am from New Zealand.

For the Americans out there, New Zealand isn't located in Europe. I wish it were, but it isn't.

I also know another language than English; I took Maori when I was at college.

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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by voidlogic on Tue 27th Oct 2009 13:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
voidlogic Member since:
2005-09-03

"For the Americans out there, New Zealand isn't located in Europe. I wish it were, but it isn't."

Is there really a need to be pointlessly offensive? Being impolite in public discourse only demeans your own intelligence.

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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by Coxy on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Try using yours, stop associating Noun gender with biological gender, learn about languages, and then you'll see why noun genders are useful.

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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by David on Tue 27th Oct 2009 21:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Yes, as an American, I take offense! I, for one, know that New Zealand is in Middle Earth.

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by JacobMunoz on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
JacobMunoz Member since:
2006-03-17

... if it did you see why it is useful.


Really?

Me Og. Me speak good.


Sorry, I just saw
language other than American
and had to point out how bad your "American" is.

:P

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RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by BluenoseJake on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

There is no language called American, Americans speak a slightly modified version of English, and they call it...wait for it...English

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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by Coxy on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:53 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

Na klar... nur weil du an Amerikana bist. Schau mal hier:

http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=8x2Ml3&search=amerikanisch

In manche Sprachen gibts "American" ;-). In England sagte man auch 'American'.

First you need to learn language before you know something like that... and I don't mean c# :-)

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