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Re: [Lingo] Re: [tlug] Correct particle to use
- Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 16:08:58 +0900
- From: "Josh Glover" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [Lingo] Re: [tlug] Correct particle to use
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <20070615043859.GB9034@inferi.kami.home>
On 15/06/07, Mattia Dongili <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 12:28:46PM +0900, Josh Glover wrote:
> Further replies-to-all will not go to TLUG, as the BCC is invisible to > you.
lol, I guess the list adds a Reply-To itself when delivering :)
> >Now, some speech groups are highly protective of their languages, and > >reject all outside influence, including loanwords. But we know this is > >not true of the Japanese :-) > > This is a little odd, given how proud the Japanese are of their languages.
Now, this is just a newbie point of view, but it doesn't look the Japanese are all that protective.
No, I quite agree. The Japanese *love* loan words. I had just never thought about that fact in seeming opposition to their level of pride in the Japanese language as being unique. If you don't believe me, try this experiment: suggest to a Japanese friend of yours (preferably one over 40) that their language and Korean are very similar grammatically, and see if you still get invited over for tea. ;)
But I guess I feel this way about English; I am extremely proud of it as a language (cf. Sharespeare, Milton, Stephenson, et al.), but I *welcome* loan words as adding richness. What I hate is "perversions" of the "rules" of "grammar" (i.e. thumbing your nose at prescription).
-- Cheers, Josh
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