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[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by BluenoseJake on Tue 27th Oct 2009 15:45 UTC 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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RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by JacobMunoz on Tue 27th Oct 2009 16:39 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
JacobMunoz Member since:
2006-03-17

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


Was that supposed to be witty? It wasn't. Sorry.

Please, translate that into "Amerikana" for the rest of us.

Jerk.

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RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by BluenoseJake on Tue 27th Oct 2009 20:15 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I don't know what you mean, but I do know that Google tells me that you said:

Sure ... just because you're on Americana. Look here:

In some languages gibts "American" ;-). In England they also said 'American'.


I'm Canadian, and I speak English. English comes from well, England. The US dialect is a bit farther from the original British English, with greater modifications on spelling, eg. color instead of colour.

Edited 2009-10-27 20:15 UTC

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