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Re: [SLE] It's SuSE not SUSE
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 21:38:20 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <437F9B4A.8090805@xxxxxxxxxx>
Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Kevan,
>
> On Saturday 19 November 2005 05:30, Kevanf1 wrote:
>> ...
>>
>> I sometimes wonder how many people actually realise that English,
>> spoken all over the world, is actually derived from ancient Germanic
>> languages.
>
> English (as spoken all over the world) is the biggest mutt of a language
> ever (and I love it). It has roots or strong influences from languages
> of the British Isles, Northern Europe, French, Latin, Greek and even
> Arabic. The French influence from the Norman conquests gave English its
> horse-of-a-different-color vowel scheme.

Those Normans are, in fact, Norse who had been in France for many years.
It really Gauls a lot of people to hear it called "French". ;-)



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