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Re: way-OT: regularity of german v. english [was: Re: OT - Programming Languages w/o English Syntax]

On Fri, 2003-10-24 at 14:37, Tom wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 12:11:49PM -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
> >   english is like lego, yes there are some pieces that change shape 
> > etc. but it consists mostly of bricks and brick like pieces. german (and 
> > lot of other languages) is more like putty - you mold things together. 
> > the lego-like structure of english makes it easier to create a computer 
> > language...
> Finally, some insight.  That makes sense.  Thanks.

Which is also one reason why English is a successful Lingua Franca
(pun intended).

Ron Johnson, Jr. ron.l.johnson@cox.net
Jefferson, LA USA

PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals

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