by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/06/23 16:53 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/06/23/644789.aspx
Well even if they have to go across the border to find people who grow beets, they do have LIPs now.... :-)
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And now you can add Luxembourgish to the list of Language Interface Packs!
A bit about Luxembourgish....
Number of speakers: ~300,000
Name in the language itself: Lëtzebuergisch
Luxembourgish is spoken in the small Western European country of Luxembourg where it is official language since 1984 (together with French and German). Though so closely related to German (see "Classification") that German speakers should have no major problems understanding Luxembourgish, the differences between the two languages in terms of grammar are considerable. Luxembourgish has also borrowed many words from French (from merci for thank you to Prabbeli from parapluie for umbrella).
Though Luxembourg is founding member of the European Union, Luxembourgish is not an official language of the EU. In Luxembourg itself laws are not published in Luxembourgish either.
Strictly linguistically spoken, Luxembourgish is a West Central German dialect - but due to its standing it can be considered a language on its own (As the saying goes, "A language is a dialect with an army"). Luxembourgish as a Germanic language belongs to the family of Indo-European languages.
Luxembourgish is written in Latin script. There are four special characters: é, ä, ë and ü.
This post brought to you by é (U+00e9, a.k.a. LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH ACUTE)
# Ruben on 23 Jun 2006 8:38 PM:
# Serge Wautier on 24 Jun 2006 6:28 AM:
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