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[6]: Comment by kaiwai
by BluenoseJake on Tue 27th Oct 2009 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai"
BluenoseJake
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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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RE[7]: Comment by kaiwai
by boldingd on Wed 28th Oct 2009 21:21 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by kaiwai"
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2009-02-19

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.


I'm not entirely sure that's correct. I've been told that US English -- especially the more rustic varieties, amusingly -- is actually closer to the English that was spoken at the time the colonies where founded than what's spoken in England today; it's actually British English that's changed more dramatically. Whether that's correct or not, I don't know.

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