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Modest proposal: Let's teach everybody Latin instead. This is a ... quam ne Franci quidem opponent.) See, it can be done.

What is the Latin for 'superconducting quantum interference device' (known to its friends as 'SQUID')?(;-)

Clipeus avernus ?
What is the Latin for 'superconducting quantum interference device' (known to its friends as 'SQUID')?(;-)

Or, for that matter, what the Filipino or Tagalog?

Well, we are being told that you 'translate' it into Filipino by changing the spelling. Do you believe that?

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Or, for that matter, what the Filipino or Tagalog?

Well, we are being told that you 'translate' it into Filipino by changing the spelling. Do you believe that?

It works for Welsh, at least for ambiwlans and cwricwlwm :-)

Owain
Clipeus avernus ?

Only if not fried.

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Or, for that matter, what the Filipino or Tagalog?

Well, we are being told that you 'translate' it into Filipino by changing the spelling. Do you believe that? OOO - Own Opinions Only. Try www.jmwa.demon.co.uk and www.isce.org.uk 2006 is YMMVI- Your mileage may vary immoderately. John Woodgate

If a foreign word can't be translated because there is no native word equivalent, then just respell the foreign word to its local pronunciation spelling norm like they do in Malaysia. "Superconducting quantum interference device" is respelled to the local pronunciation spelling norm in the Philippines "Superkondakting kuwantum interferens debays." Like in Germany they spell Tokyo "tokio" but in the US they spell Tokyo "tokyo" depending on the two countries' local pronunciation spelling norm of foreign words like Tokyo.
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Wow. Could you cross post to any more newsgroups?
Didn't they put a windmill on top of the Tower of Babel? Oh, and be careful of starting sentences with the word "like". Like, you're no valley girl, like, ah, right?
"If the world didn't already have a percentage of wacko's we would have to invent them." Pigette
Ayon kay Rose Melinis:
Wow. Could you cross post to any more newsgroups? Didn't they put a windmill on top of the Tower of ... like, ah, right? "If the world didn't already have a percentage of wacko's we would have to invent them." Pigette

Naw, there's nothing wrong with improving child education. Not be political or antagonistic about it.
"Superconducting quantum interference device" is respelled to the local pronunciation spelling norm in the Philippines "Superkondakting kuwantum interferens debays."

But then none of those words relates in any way to real Filipino words that convey similar ideas. I guess there may be a Filipino word for 'free-flowing' but I also guess that it doesn't bear any resemblance to 'superkondakting'. You might just as well render it as 'bimbamnomnum'. The same applies to 'interferens' and 'debays'.
There's some justification for 'kuwantum', since there's no word of similar meaning (in the scientific context) in Filipino or any other language.

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Well, we are being told that you 'translate' it into Filipino by changing the spelling. Do you believe that?

It works for Welsh, at least for ambiwlans and cwricwlwm :-)

And 'plismon', I believe. But is that the RIGHT way to add new words to a language? Should 'ambulance' be 'drwgcerbyd' or similar? Should 'curriculum' be 'ystodefridiau' or similar? (I apologize in advance if I've flouted any rules about the formation of compound nouns in Welsh.)

The trend to adopt words piecemeal from other languages is what upsets the Francophones, and one can have some sympathy for their sensitivity, even if the methods they use to defend it are often not cricket, or even boules. (;-)

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