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Re: Analog and Digital Clocks, Part 2
Posted By: Travholt, on host
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 03:53:02
In Reply To: Re: Analog and Digital Clocks, Part 2 posted by wintermute on Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 02:35:05:

> I remember the half-hour thing, though I han't thought of it in years. That may have beent the thing I had the most problems with in Norwegian, actually. Somehow "half to eight" is incredibly confusing when you're used to "half past seven".

Hehe. I thought you might have something to say on this matter... :-)

> Did you have a similar problem with English?

No, although I remember us thinking it was weird that you could tell the time in any other way than the Norwegian way...

The biggest differences between Norwegian and English ways of telling time are, besides saying "half seven" instead of "half past six" are:

We say: "What is the clock?" and "The clock is six."

We say "five/ten/quarter past/to six" without any "minutes".

We don't say "twenty(five) minutes to/past six". We say "ten/five to/past half seven".

Trav"this version is shorter, easier to read and more to the point than the almost-ready version I lost when the computer crashed"holt.

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