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Hmmm...Shows how littlw I know...Just looked up "porch"... Derived from:Catalanian language (proxo)----Catalan (Catalan: català, pronounced [kətəˈla] or [kataˈla]) is a Romance language, the national and official language of Andorra, and a co-official language in the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencian Community, where it is known as Valencià (Valencian), as well as in the city of Alghero on the Italian island of Sardinia. It is also spoken in the autonomous communities of Aragon (in La Franja) and Murcia (in Carche) in Spain, and, officially recognised to some extent, in the historic Roussillon region of southern France, roughly equivalent to the current département of the Pyrénées-Orientales (Northern Catalonia).
42 posted on 03/12/2010 8:20:54 AM PST by Boonie
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This book is worth reading — even if it did come from PBS...:^)

http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_9780142002315,00.html

It nicely describes the “flow” of English and it’s regional variations around the world.


43 posted on 03/12/2010 8:22:42 AM PST by az_gila (AZ - one Governor down... we don't want her back...)
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