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From Tetsuya Kitahata <tets...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Humor] robot.txt
Date Sun, 21 Dec 2003 00:00:49 GMT
On Sat, 20 Dec 2003 15:19:55 -0500
Serge Knystautas wrote:

> >>> Stanislaw Lem was actually Polish. And has anyone mentioned he coined 
> >>> the word "robot" (it's Polish for "worker").
> >> The last one isn't correct. The originator of the word "robot"
> >> was a czech guy named Karel Capek:
> >>  http://cmp.felk.cvut.cz/projects/actipret/robot.html
> "robota--" in slavic languages means "to work", so whether from Russian, 
> Polish, Czech, Bulgarian, etc..., it's all the same source.

Aha. Makes sense. Thank you, folks.

labor -> raborta -> robota ... -> robot
... nice transformation/transliteration. ;-)

--

By the way, we (japanese) can not distinguish "r" from "l",
because our language does not have such a difference.
This prevents us from learning (mastering) european
languages, indeed.... Very sad.

Sincerely,

-- Tetsuya. (tetsuya@apache.org)


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