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From: "F. van Andel" <>
Subject: Re: Split BE - NE - LUX ?
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 07:00:07 GMT
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Marc Lecuit [mailto:]
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 3:21 AM
> > To:
> > Subject: Re: Split BE - NE - LUX ?
> > English offers itself as a lingua franca, comprehensible to many
> > (more than
> > Dutch), in the german, french and luxemburgish ;-) speaking parts of
> > Europe.
> > I realise that there is no neat way out of this problem - as long as not
> > everybody understands and writes English (sorry for the french, german
> > dutch but english has won the race, at least in Europe ...)
Why should I write my genealogical questions in English? For international
communication English is the best choice, I agree. But (as far as I know)
ALL of my ancestors have lived their lives in what now is the Netherlands.
Only recently there are some who emigrated.
All contributors to this group should mention the familynames in the
subjectline of the message, and people who can't read Dutch should pay more
attention to that, or/and post more questions in English. It is not that the
Dutch don't want to write in English. It is just not practical when you
write with someone who speaks Dutch as well.
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