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FromHolger Granholm2:20/228.0Date Write2018-07-11 09:16:00
ToPaul Quinn0:0/0.0Date Arrived2018-07-12 07:50:03
SubjRe: hello :)
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In a message on 07-10-18 Paul Quinn said to Holger Granholm:

PQ> On 07/09/2018 08:59 AM, you wrote to Benny Pedersen:

Hi Paul,

BP>> if i was not a dane, i properly understanded better what you mean
BP>> here

HG> Sorry but I cannot help you. English is taught in school.

HG> Ha en bra dag,

PQ> That sounds positive. I hope so. Oh, it is! Uncle Google
PQ> translator says so. :)

Actually I don't understand it. Denmark is geographically closest to
Great Britain of the scandinavian countries and should on that account
learn english better than countries further away.

Swedish, norwegian, danish and even german are quite similar except when
it comes to numbers and the german grammar.

While we in swedish express numbers like in english,
ie 73 is seventythree. in german it is three-and-seventy but in
Denmark they still count 'per score' so the same number becomes
three-and-half-to-four-score.

Finnish isn't related to the latin languages but to the
finnish-hungarian language group but even in finnish they say
seventythree.

BTW, finnish contains many words that are borrowed from swedish,
probably because Finland was a part of Sweden before Russia took over
until Finland become independent.

However, there are not any remnants of russian in finnish.

PQ> Ahmm... you could suggest to Benny that he might partake of the
PQ> company and conversation in the ENGLISH_TUTOR echo. I'm still
PQ> learning things there and English is my first & only language. Oh,
PQ> except for 'bad' language. :-P

I dont know if there exists in Denmark as in Sweden, Finland and the
¸land Islands something named 'Peoples institute' for grown-ups where
adults can learn various languages and/or various crafts/hobbies.

Those institutes also teach immigrants the native language of the
country they have entered to become integrated and get jobs.


Have a nice evening,

Holger


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