[LMB] Languages on Barrayar

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Wed Feb 10 19:03:06 GMT 2010



In a message dated 2/10/2010 1:02:16 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
technomad at intergate.com writes:

Quoting  Natali Vili´c <natali.vilic at zd.t-com.hr>:

> Oh, but languages  of different groups *can* merge.
> You should have heard my grandparents  from my father's
> side, how they spoke Hungarian, their native  language,
> with all kinds of pasted-in words taken from the  Serbian
> language, and so did their friends, so it took two  years
> of school classes in Hungarian to realize that that was
>  not the way this language is spoken *g
 
M:
 
Natali, you might not have heard the old saying that the English language  
was a result of Norman men-at-arms trying to chat up Saxon barmaids, and no 
more  legitimate than any other result thereof....
 
Mary



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