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



on Fri, 24 Oct 2003 04:52:35PM -0500, Ron Johnson insinuated:
> 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).

to say nothing of the colonizing and megalomaniac interests of its
native speakers ...

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