Re: Linguistic precedence [was: (TC304.2313) AND/OR: antediluvian views]

From: Juliusz Chroboczek (
Date: Wed Jun 14 2000 - 16:38:17 EDT

Are we getting off topic?

ALB> With more than 2 languages, precedence becomes problematic.

On the cover of my French driver's license, it says ``Driving
license'' in 10 languages (all the EU languages at the time it was
printed). The titles are ordered alphabetically by the name of the
language in the language itself. The Portuguese don't seem to mind.

(Fair enough, this only works because all bar one of the EU languages
use the Latin script, and Greek has a standard transliteration. It
comes between German and Spanish.)

It is unfortunate that, in some countries, people have chosen to make
issues of linguistic precedence a pretext for discord.


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