I have heard Hunglish spoken since my family came to Canada in 1957.
However, I have never seen Hunglish written. At least not in Canada. In
Hungary there seems to be a growing number of written Hunglish. For
example, I've seen 'server' written as 'szerver'. Could it be that
Hunglish can only be written by Hungarians in Hungary. The rest of us
can speak it but not write it.
I'm interested in knowing what readers of this list have to say about
Hunglish? Can Hunglish be called a language? Will it outlive the
current Hunglish speakers. How many people speak Hunglish anyway? I
know that in Southern Ontario there must by several hundred thousand
people who would understand the following statement. "Menjunk el autoval a
szupermarketba shoppingolni." Now that's what I call Hunglish! Too bad
I don't see much of it on this group.
Joe Szalai Tel:519 885-1211, ex5544
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