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for those are confused the ' in the hours' show possession

ivy January 26, 2005, 2:00pm

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agreed with Dave.

ivy January 4, 2005, 7:01pm

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I'm guessing that it has something to do with European colonial history but I may be wrong. These non-anglophonic countries tend to have a long history like Japan & China thus having existed during the times of European colonisation. "Newer" non-anglophone countries like Taiwan & Hong Kong seemed to have kept their original names.

Dyske, my answer to your question is no. If we were to change the names of places in English to their original names, that would include changing a dozen of other languages as well. EG: Changing China to ZhongGuo would mean changing "Chine" in French, "Chino" in Spanish, "Cina" in Indonesian, etc.

ivy July 19, 2004, 6:42am

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Yes, of course I know resume is an english word. Just trying to tell u it's borrowed from the French hence suggesting that French grammatical rules still apply if you choose to use the accent.

And just adding on to jun-dai's accent tutorial there with acute/grave.

ivy July 19, 2004, 6:21am

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Y = year
2 = uh.. 2..
K = thousand

1KG does equal 1000grams does it not?
So does a kilometer and so on. =)

ivy July 19, 2004, 6:16am

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Jun Dai is right. Resumé is a french word. The accent that goes up is the acute accent. the accent that slants down is the grave accent. They produce difference sounds.

The grave accents give sounds that are close to "er" than "e" :P

ivy July 11, 2004, 5:12am

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