[erlang-questions] erlang and Kara

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Wed Nov 7 15:43:27 CET 2007

twanvds@REDACTED wrote:
> Hi Ulf,
> Just "lieveheersbeestje" will do nicely.  The article "het" is not part of
> the noun ;-)

Thanks. So I've learned. (:
I will blame the free online translator, but I guess you get
what you pay for...

Encouraged by a short lesson in Dutch grammar, I started
trying to rip the word apart:

lieve = "beloved"
heers = "gentlemen"
beest = "animal"
je    = (diminutive)

...according to the free translator that led me astray the
first time. Determined to waste even more time, I finally
came across some explanation suggesting that "lieve heer"
means "Sweet Lord", meaning "God". God's little bug, then?

You learn something new every day.

Ulf W

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