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Re: [ontolog-forum] (OT) German

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From: Duane Nickull <dnickull@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 08:12:06 -0800
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Perhaps not illogical, however the Germans have pushed the limit with    (01)

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz    (02)

Which is the word for "Beef  labeling oversight transfer law" and    (03)

Oberammergaueralpenkräuterdelikatessenfrühstückskäse    (04)

Deli-style breakfast cheese with mountain herbs from the state of
Oberammergau.    (05)

Both are legal words in German.    (06)

;-)    (07)

On 1/13/08 9:50 PM, "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:    (08)

> But it's hard to call such compounds "illogical".  The number
of primitive
> roots in any language is usually quite small,
and it is necessary to stretch
> their meaning by metaphorical
means in order to build up a large vocabulary.    (09)

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