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Re: What is the language "British"?



On Tue, 29 Aug 2006 13:35:48 -0600, Robin Laing wrote:
[... <snipperoo>]
>  And I will say, my nine year old is a much better 
> speller than I ever was or will be.  I am better than I was though, she 
> has put me in my place.

You have my sympathy. I used to be able to spell down anyone I ever met.
(Are there spelling bees outside the US?)

Then I took a job cataloging foreign language materials into the Library
of Congress, which collects in 470 if not more. (I did Balto-Fennic,
Germanic, and Romance; very rarely anything not in the Roman alphabet.)

Anybody know how many different ways different languages spell just their
cognates for "institute"? And that's one among many ... It would confuse a
homing pigeon -- or a GPS.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
What do they know of country, who only country know?




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