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Forum: Computer Folklore
 Topic: 1965 Remington Rand tracking your kid
Re: 1965 Remington Rand tracking your kid [message #383223 is a reply to message #383221] Sat, 20 April 2019 00:32
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: J. Clarke

On Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:53:53 -0000 (UTC), John Levine
<johnl@taugh.com> wrote:

> In article <lq0lbet1oe83a9f7vuoira8svh2fei6m1q@4ax.com> you write:
>>>> 2) Asian languages--we do an enormous amount of trade with China
>>>> and other Pacific countries. It may be useful, even a necessity,
>>>> to know Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or some other language.
>>>
>>> Possibly more likely.
>>
>> I suspect that Hindi or whatever the name of the language spoken in
>> India is could be beneficial just so you can explain to the help desk
>> what's wrong with the computer that your employer provided you.
>
> In India they speak at least a dozen languages, which is why the
> de-facto national language is English. If I were learning a language
> it'd be Mandarin (spoken by a majority of Chinese, and the written
> form is the same for most of the other Chinese languages) or Japanese.

If the national language in India is English, why do so many of them
speak it so poorly?

For entertainment reasons I would learn Japanese, but the average
American does not have to deal with the Chinese on a daily basis. Many
of us do have to deal with people in India on a daily basis.
Re: 1965 Remington Rand tracking your kid [message #383224 is a reply to message #383223] Sat, 20 April 2019 01:15
Quadibloc is currently offline  Quadibloc
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On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10:32:50 PM UTC-6, J. Clarke wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:53:53 -0000 (UTC), John Levine
> <johnl@taugh.com> wrote:

>> In India they speak at least a dozen languages, which is why the
>> de-facto national language is English.

> If the national language in India is English, why do so many of them
> speak it so poorly?

India has _two_ official national languages, English and Hindi. The languages
of the people living in the north of India, like Bengali and Urdu, are
closely related to Sanskrit, and thus the people in that part of India
generally learn to speak Hindi.

In the south of India, though, the people speak languages like Tamil and
Malayalam, which are not related to Sanskrit. Therefore, as Hindi is hard for
them to learn, they prefer to learn English, due to the economic
opportunities it provides.

Every so often, a politician from the north of India proposes that India
should do away with having English as an official language. Sometimes these
proposals get far enough that they lead to "language riots" in the south of
India.

John Savard
Re: 1965 Remington Rand tracking your kid [message #383225 is a reply to message #383224] Sat, 20 April 2019 02:03
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: J. Clarke

On Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:15:47 -0700 (PDT), Quadibloc
<jsavard@ecn.ab.ca> wrote:

> On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10:32:50 PM UTC-6, J. Clarke wrote:
>> On Sat, 20 Apr 2019 03:53:53 -0000 (UTC), John Levine
>> <johnl@taugh.com> wrote:
>
>>> In India they speak at least a dozen languages, which is why the
>>> de-facto national language is English.
>
>> If the national language in India is English, why do so many of them
>> speak it so poorly?
>
> India has _two_ official national languages, English and Hindi. The languages
> of the people living in the north of India, like Bengali and Urdu, are
> closely related to Sanskrit, and thus the people in that part of India
> generally learn to speak Hindi.
>
> In the south of India, though, the people speak languages like Tamil and
> Malayalam, which are not related to Sanskrit. Therefore, as Hindi is hard for
> them to learn, they prefer to learn English, due to the economic
> opportunities it provides.
>
> Every so often, a politician from the north of India proposes that India
> should do away with having English as an official language. Sometimes these
> proposals get far enough that they lead to "language riots" in the south of
> India.

I will have to inquire at the next meeting at work and see what the
native languages of the several people from India I work with are. My
impression is that they are mostly in or from Mumbai, so perhaps
Marathi?
Forum: Apple II
 Topic: 6502bench SourceGen 1.1 released
6502bench SourceGen 1.1 released [message #383226 is a reply to message #383214] Sat, 20 April 2019 01:28
Antoine Vignau is currently offline  Antoine Vignau
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What a great product!
Thank you, Andy.

Question: does it handle omf files? I did not see any ref to it in the website.

Antoine



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