jacob.baltuch at jacob.baltuch at
Wed Mar 12 18:41:43 UTC 1997

I wrote

>I was told that even
>the Dutch, who have pretty much abandoned "indogermaanse" for
>"indoeuropese", still often use "Indogermanen" because "Indoeuropeërs"
>sounds so awkward.

I apologize to all Dutch speakers for butchering the grammar
of the beautiful Dutch tongue (inadvertently)

Of course the "names" of the adjectives should be their stem.
Thus: "indogermaans" or "indoeuropees".

But you would say "indogermaanse talen" or "indoeuropese talen".

The only language that one is entitled to butcher on the net
is of course English. That's the downside of being
an international language :)

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