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[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by Zifre on Tue 27th Oct 2009 11:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
Zifre
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2009-10-04

Spanish: Noventainueve. ("ninety [and] nine")


Wouldn't that be noventa y nueve? As far as I know the i is only used for numbers in the teens and twenties (and even then, it is not used in some places at all). However, I am not a native Spanish speaker, so you could be correct.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by merkoth on Tue 27th Oct 2009 12:04 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2006-09-22

"Spanish: Noventainueve. ("ninety [and] nine")


Wouldn't that be noventa y nueve? As far as I know the i is only used for numbers in the teens and twenties (and even then, it is not used in some places at all). However, I am not a native Spanish speaker, so you could be correct.
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No no, you're right. I shouldn't stay up so late :-P

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