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Re: [ontolog-forum] (OT) German

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From: Ivan Herman <ivan@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 17:21:33 +0100
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Well, if you want such horrendous word, take the Hungarian    (01)

legeslegmegvesztegethetetlenebbeknek    (02)

(yes, all are 'e'-s), which roughly translates into 'for those who are 
by far the most uncurroptibles'). It is not a compound word, but it 
comes from the fact that, in Hungarian, all the 'modifiers' are added to 
the root word as prefixes or postfixes.    (03)

:-)    (04)

Ivan    (05)

Duane Nickull wrote:
> Perhaps not illogical, however the Germans have pushed the limit with
> Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz
> Which is the word for "Beef  labeling oversight transfer law" and
> Oberammergaueralpenkräuterdelikatessenfrühstückskäse
> Deli-style breakfast cheese with mountain herbs from the state of
> Oberammergau.
> Both are legal words in German.
> ;-)
> On 1/13/08 9:50 PM, "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 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.
>     (06)

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