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Re: [Lingo] Re: [tlug] Correct particle to use

On 15/06/07, Mattia Dongili <> 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 :)

NOOOO!!!! ;)

> >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).


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