[DWJ] Varieties of English was Re: What are you reading?

Irina Rempt irina at valdyas.org
Fri Nov 6 10:24:51 EST 2009


On Friday 06 November 2009 16:19 Ulrika Isacsson wrote:
> 2009/11/6 Roger Burton West <roger at firedrake.org>

> > (It gets worse; according to my small dictionary, in Swedish, fem i
> > halv tre is 2.25 ("five and a half of three", I guess)).
> 
> What do you English speakers say then? 2:25? Our way is much cuter!

In Dutch it's "vijf voor half drie" (five before half three), "half drie", 
"vijf over half drie" (five past...), "tien over half drie" and then it goes 
on sensibly with "kwart voor drie" (quarter before three).

  Irina

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