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Fusiachi
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quote:
Originally posted by The Rabbit:
I suppose if you define Europe to consist only of those countries that put adjectives after nouns then all Europeans do it. Unfortunately that isn't a convensional definition of Europe.

French uses both adjectives both before and after the noun so you could just as easily put it in either category. Let's just leave the out for simplicity

All the germanic language put the adjectives before the noun. That's ~190 million people (including England and Ireland). Russian puts the adjectives before the noun as does Polish so I will assume that is common in the other slavic languages.

Even if you add in Romanian and define French to be in the after noun group, that group simply does not make up the majority of Europeans or European languages.

Well, the discussion was about 'civilized', non-English Europe... ;-)

And sure, French can go either way. So can Spanish and Portuguese, in certain circumstances (and as an extension, presumably the other Romance languages, too). The example that comes to mind are variations on gran, bom/boa/buen, mucho/muito, poco/pouco, etc... The point wasn't that they didn't also use adjectives in front, but that they did use them after... I'd include French. Much as it irks me to include the French in anything ;-)

So, maybe not most. But a bunch, sure.

Anyway, the previous post came mostly out of boredom. Combativeness for combativenesses' sake. The internet and a rainy day in São Paulo (and aren't they all rainy?...) will do that to you.

Edit: And in the case of Slavic languages, it's probably dangerous to use an Eastern Slavic archetype (Russian) to generalize about Western and Southern Slavic languages.

[ February 12, 2008, 06:48 PM: Message edited by: Fusiachi ]

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Pirates of the Burning Sea. Then you can be one of those cool civilized Europeans. If someone doesn't like the way you type, you cut them down! YAR MATEY!
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For an actual suggestion, how about Spore come September?...
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quote:
Originally posted by lem:
I love Guild Wars. It is a game you can jump into for 20 minutes, have a blast fighting, and walk away from. It is fun, intense, and not so addictive that it wastes time. It makes for intermittent short blasts of fun.

This is it COMPLETELY. Guild Wars was really welcome in my life after WoW, the Time Eater.
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I'll probably HAVE money by that time, I do not preorder things unless they offer something special, like SIns of the Solar Empire, offering a position in the semi open beta.
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100$:

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[Big Grin]
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Rivka - I am teh sorry's


[Frown]

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Maybe a little something nice for your Tante, who has always been so good to you.

I've been thinking how I'd like to have an MP3 player.

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"A Nano For Tante" - now there's a charity I would donate to.

Where do I sign?


*Note: No apostrophes were hurt in the creation of this post.

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quote:
Originally posted by anti_maven:
Rivka - I am teh sorry's

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Originally posted by anti_maven:
*Note: No apostrophes were hurt in the creation of this post.

Or kitten's?
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Kittens apostrophe's were not hurt as well.

What a catastrophe that would be.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tante Shvester:
Maybe a little something nice for your Tante, who has always been so good to you.

I've been thinking how I'd like to have an MP3 player.

I'm tellin ya, Disney Mix-Max video player- best $60 I've spent in ages. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
quote:
Originally posted by anti_maven:
Rivka - I am teh sorry's

quote:
Originally posted by anti_maven:
*Note: No apostrophes were hurt in the creation of this post.

Or kitten's?

Kittens are teh cunning's.

Lull you into a false sense of security they will, yes. Beware the dark side of the paws.

* packs bags and heads for hills.

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I dont get it. [Dont Know]
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The kitten thing?

"Every time you pluralize with an apostrophe, a kitten dies."

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Bwaa ha ha! My feigned ignorance has allowed me to kill a kitten and get away with it!!

Bow before me kittens' before I...oops..there goes another one!

[Evil Laugh]

EDIT: I thought it was just the misuse of apostrophes. Does that mean my "dont" did no damage? *drat*

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*smites lem with the Ketchup of Righteousness*
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