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Re^4: The Germanic language form

by clinton (Priest)
on Jun 01, 2007 at 11:55 UTC ( #618713=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: The Germanic language form
in thread The Germanic language form

its linguistic features make for a very high degree of expressiveness

I couldn't agree with you more. The form of expression is different - I find that the Italic languages use the same words with a different order, or a different preposition, or just a different context to achieve the same thing that we do in English by having an entirely separate word.

Caveat: obviously, these are not absolute rules, but rather tendencies


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Re^5: The Germanic language form
by blazar (Canon) on Jun 01, 2007 at 12:03 UTC
    Caveat: obviously, these are not absolute rules, but rather tendencies

    In fact, I also find that in English, if you exclude perhaps technical jargon, there are so many words having widely different significances in different contexts whereas we have distinct ones. Or terms to describe very common things are clearly compound of simpler words, e.g. "necklace" where we have "collana", or "asscheek" (yes, I also know about "buttocks") where we have "chiappa".

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