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Author Topic: Computer terms in Old English  (Read 3938 times)

Phyllis

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Computer terms in Old English
« on: April 30, 2017, 11:30:41 AM »
I was just noodling about on the Interwebs when I stumbled over this word list for Old English computer vocabulary. It gave me a chuckle, anyway :)

http://www.u.arizona.edu/~ctb/wordhord.html
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Re: Computer terms in Old English
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 01:00:59 PM »
There was a short thread on this started in April 2012 in General Discussion.


However it is nice to see it again.


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Re: Computer terms in Old English
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 06:00:41 AM »
In any web forum or email group dedicated to a specific language, the communication is through computers, and as a result word for computers and their parts and functions tend to obtrude when people discuss the problems of maintaining communication. For example, once on a group about another language I had to quickly think of a word in that language for "computer mouse".