This pleasing page renders the phrase “Made with Macintosh” into various languages; I probably wouldn’t link it just for that, but its creator, Carl Edlund Anderson, takes the trouble to explain the translations linguistically; sample: “This [Proto-Germanic “Tawidu mith Macintosh”] is a guess but there are very few native speakers around to complain! This expression is suitable if the word for the “made” object is feminine—as the proto-Germanic *síðó would be were it used to mean “page” (in the sense of “home page”). The verb *tawjan was used in a runic inscription from South Jutland c. AD 400 to describe the crafting of a pair of golden horns, so it seemed fair to use it to describe making web pages as well.” I like your style, Carlaz!

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