Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TheLastOne36, Jun 3, 2008.
Aotearoa is a silly fantasy world?
Well, yes, the real world isn't made of heart valve islands.
Already mentioned in post #64.
German offspring? I'm not sure what you're referring to here...
And that Obama/Lincoln/Chavez/Bolivar comparison is totally flawd...
Probably this, brah.
better free german than a language derrived from latin oppressors.
Google gives me these interesting results:
It means members of a comite for preparations of the children's carnaval parade.
Is the longest word in the dictionary. It means obligatory liability insurance.
Another commonly used one is elektriciteitsproductiemaatschappij (35), electricity producing company.
It's not German! Its Germanic!
That would appear to be the case...
... as the German language doesn't really have any "offspring".
And no, I didn't read the Wiki article.
English is not a German offspring.
It's a Germanic language, so you could call it a Proto-Germanic offspring. German is just another end of the same root, English did not develop out of German, but out of a common ancestor with German.
OK, I'm pretty sure you're right about this. Proto-Germanic was the word I was searching for.
The longest Finnish word that is actually used is lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkoaliupseerioppilas, which means "technical warrant officer trainee specialized in aircraft jet engines". The word is used in Finnish Air Force.
Are you Latin descendants still mad about the collapse of the Roman Empire?
We've apologized for that already!
Nah, only we and a handful of select others still call ourselves Roman, so the other wannabes don't have the right to be mad!
Well, actually "anticonstitutionnellement" is not the longest word. It has 25 letters, while alphabet has 26.
The longest word in the English language is supercalafragalisticexpialadocious.
Does it actually mean something?
It means, "This is a stupid movie. Throw your TV against the wall now." Or at least this is how I interpreted it.
No it isn't. It definitely isn't the longest, and I don't think it even counts as English, or as a real word. Claiming there is nothing longer than that is just pandering to those with hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
Alexanderquellenforcshungsgeschichte, meaning "History of Alexander [the Great] Source Studies" must be a contender as well, but as you noted, German allows for infinitely long compound words.
Then one could say "Les Miserables" has hundreds of thousands of letters in it.
Separate names with a comma.