Message from discussion French, Flemish and English (was: cvs commit:
Date: 22 May 2002 10:27:55 +0000
Organization: sol.net Network Services - Milwaukee, WI
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Subject: Re: French, Flemish and English (was: cvs commit:
At 11:25 AM +0200 2002/05/22, Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
> Somewhat like in older English. It just occurred to me, by the way,
> that "quatre-vingts" could be translated as "fourscore" which dates to
> the 13th century. Maybe there's a connection there.
Sounds like good reasoning. Of course, we dumped things like
"four score" many years ago.
> Depends on their height; for a woman less than 150 cm tall (quite
> unusual in the Netherlands), perhaps 49 kg seems overweight.
She's not that short. And she's not 49kg.
Brad Knowles, <brad.know...@skynet.be>
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania.
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