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RE: Attributes v Elements (adjectives vs. nouns)

Well, I was unfortunately hobbled by German as a second language. I'm
convinced it was developed by a group of Teutons who gathered in the forest
one day to come up with a language that their enemies would have no chance
of grasping...

But then, what do I know? Good heavens, I'm a computer programmer. -Jeff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Bohlman [mailto:ebohlman@earthlink.net]
> Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 9:48 AM
> To: Adam Van Den Hoven; Xml-Dev
> Subject: RE: Attributes v Elements (adjectives vs. nouns)
> 5/18/01 10:52:19 AM, Adam Van Den Hoven 
> <Adam.Hoven@bluezone.net> wrote:
> >> I guess I need to go back to grammar school.
> >
> >Try a latin class... I learned more English grammar in 1 semester of
> >introductory latin than I had in 12 years of grade school.
> Actually, any second language will work.  My understanding of 
> the mechanics of English grammar vastly 
> increased when I took French starting in seventh grade.  I 
> think it's because we internalize so many 
> of the details of our first language that we take them for 
> granted and can't see the trees for the 
> forest; learning a new language forces us to pay close 
> attention to the details.
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