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Software developer/architect .Net, C#, Entity Framework, LINQ, Sql Server, MVC, Xamarin, Android.

Lead developer of E-Brida software tools for plant breeding. Technical challenges: EAV data, hierarchical data structures (pedigree trees), data synchronization. Involved in several other .Net projects.


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accepted Word for parents of your child's partner
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comment Word for parents of your child's partner
@Mitch, hmmm, interesting phenomenon.
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comment Word for parents of your child's partner
@FumbleFingers, I'd love to say besan, but that probably would not help any smooth communication. Yours is second best.
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comment Word for parents of your child's partner
I agree with your first statement, but why would such a common concept not have a word for it? We should invent one! :)
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comment Word for parents of your child's partner
Of course, no, there isn't would be a valid answer. I wait a while to see what will come across.
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comment Word for parents of your child's partner
Yes, and I do. It always seems to require some two-stage expression. One word would be easier and more elegant. And less detached.
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comment The time before place mantra
Oh OK. In Dutch we would connect riding + boots: ridingboots. So no question there. As for the other adjectives, the one we'd want to emphasize could appear in front. I sense that the ones that are more intrinsic to the noun would appear closer to the noun. Like if Spanish would determine their style more than leather it would be "... Spanish ridingboots".
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comment The time before place mantra
@FumbleFingers Sure. My feeling is that we tend to put the more important ones first. So it would depend on context and intention. We could say Prague we visit next week, to emphasize that it is not Paris, or next week we visit Praque to say that it is not this week.
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comment The time before place mantra
@FumbleFingers Interesting, I'll keep in touch! Would be interesting to get to know what I didn't know I knew...
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comment The time before place mantra
Shoe, I already started to doubt my memory. But this is the final blow. What you say perfectly makes sense. Good to realize, though, that there actually is some rule, although of course it is not a law of physics.
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comment The time before place mantra
@horatio - I'm not aware of that, we could say a similar thing in any order. I think that rules like this serve as a prosthesis of sorts until one has developed a some feeling with a language. Maybe there are rules like this for the Dutch language but I have never had to learn them.