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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:06 AM   #81
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Why the hell is Salzburg signed on A9 northbound?
gotta be here.. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...,2.108002&z=10
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:52 AM   #82
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Oh. But then, Stuttgart could also be signed.
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 12:49 PM   #83
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one blurry Pécs in Croatia


and one Beograd in Croatia
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 03:55 PM   #84
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In north of spain you have several signs with flags on it. Just like this one



This one is almost 1100 km before the destination Morocco.

http://maps.google.nl/?ie=UTF8&ll=43...218.69,,0,4.74
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 10:15 PM   #85
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Saarbrücken,Trier,Koblenz from Luxembourg



Domodossola from Switzerland



Bruxelles,Liege,Antwerpen,Heerlen from Germany



Clervaux,Diekirch,Luxembourg from Belgium



Clervaux,Troisvierges from Belgium



Duisburg from The Netherlands



Nijmegen,Venlo from Germany



Bastogne,Bruxelles from Luxembourg



Bastogne,St.Vith in Luxembourg



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Old May 22nd, 2011, 11:51 PM   #86
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 12:55 AM   #87
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Luxemb(o)urg
Here is another one



A "normal" one,also from Belgium





Prüm,Trier,Stadtkyll,Euskirchen,Köln from Belgium



Dubrovnik,Sarajevo from Serbia



Monschau,Kalterherberg from Belgium



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Old May 23rd, 2011, 03:41 AM   #88
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haha, that's how you solve bilingual issues. we should try Tr(ie)st(e).
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 06:56 AM   #89
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I think I saw Rotterdam and Zeebrugge signed in Hull, but I wasn't driving so I didn't pay as much attention.

In London, on the A2 southbound, the Channel Tunnel is signposted.

And on the topic of exonyms discussed earlier, I've been trying but failing to resurrect old Dutch exonyms for English places. (Plijmuiden for Plymouth, Cambrugge for Cambridge, Kantelberg for Canterbury, etc)
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 08:47 AM   #90
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haha, that's how you solve bilingual issues. we should try Tr(ie)st(e).
Try:

Mons - Bergen
Lille - Rijsel
Braine-l'Alleud - Eigenbrakel

good luck!
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 10:05 AM   #91
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I think I saw Rotterdam and Zeebrugge signed in Hull, but I wasn't driving so I didn't pay as much attention.

In London, on the A2 southbound, the Channel Tunnel is signposted.

And on the topic of exonyms discussed earlier, I've been trying but failing to resurrect old Dutch exonyms for English places. (Plijmuiden for Plymouth, Cambrugge for Cambridge, Kantelberg for Canterbury, etc)
Nice.

In Portuguesew I know, and they're still in use:

Cantuária for Canterbury

Edimburgo for Edinburgh

Cantabríga for Cambridge

there are more
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 11:50 AM   #92
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they say Nova Gňrica, with C. never heard anyone with K. however, we say nova ghorěca.
I meant the pronounciation. I understand that "c" in Slovenian is pronounced like italian "z"; I meant that overwhelming majority of Italians would pronounce it like Italian "c", i.e. English "k".
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I think there used to be only 'Nuova Gorizia' signed by Villesse (A4×RA17), but now I'm not sure any more. Another endonym: Postojna (Postumia).

There're many signs by Trieste with Italian-only names for bilingual villages.
I'm not quite sure that laws are the same. I'm sure that the whole Valle d'Aosta has such laws, but I think that the official names of bilingual towns in Friuli-Venezia Giulia are just the Italian ones. I may be wrong, though.
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It is:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sour...,76.83,,0,4.39

I drive every day thru there...
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Try:

Mons - Bergen
Lille - Rijsel
Braine-l'Alleud - Eigenbrakel

good luck!
Or Anvers for Antwerpen,some signs realy need´s to be bilingual or you dont understand it.I for myself would perfer to write the name that stands on the map so if the city lies in a region where dutch is the main language write always antwerpen and if the city lies in a region where french is the main language write namur damit it,its not so hard
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Try:

Mons - Bergen
Lille - Rijsel
Braine-l'Alleud - Eigenbrakel

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oh, he can have such a situation in Slovenia, too: Klagenfurt - Celovec, Villach - Beljak, Monfalcone - Tržič ...
Graz - Gradec and Tarvisio - Trbiž are out of this, they are too similar
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I call it what it is English if I'm talking in in English and what it is in Portuguwse if I am talking in Portuguese, Antwerp and Antuérpia in tis case.
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oh, he can have such a situation in Slovenia, too: Klagenfurt - Celovec, Villach - Beljak, Monfalcone - Tržič ...
Graz - Gradec and Tarvisio - Trbiž are out of this, they are too similar
I miss "Karlovec/Karlovac".
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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:01 AM   #99
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I find that a very weak explanation.

First of all bilingual signage in Europe is very frequent (Donostia-San Sebastian, Baile Atha Cliath-Dublin, etc.), and even in the Netherlands they have bilingual signs. Some examples.





Then look at the signage for city of Aoste/Aosta in France. Aoste was historically a French-speaking city, it's still officially bilingual today (French and Italian), although the Italian speakers are now the majority in town. So linguistically speaking Aoste/Aosta is to the French exactly the same as Brussels to the Dutch.

Now, you know how the Dutch are supposedly much more post-modern/liberal/respectful of their neighbors than the "arrogant" French. Well... that's the signage for Aoste/Aosta in France:

[img]http://i51.************/m8fn10.jpg[/img]

As you can see, the name is solely written in Italian (Aosta), language of the majority of the city's inhabitants today, with no French whatsoever (Aoste), historical and still co-official language of the city. It's as if Brussels was signed solely as "Bruxelles" in the Netherlands.

So if the French can do it, I'm sure the Dutch can do it too.
Find us a sign in France that has Brussels signed in both its languages....
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Old May 26th, 2011, 02:53 AM   #100
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Find us a sign in France that has Brussels signed in both its languages....
Why should Brussels be signed in both French and Dutch in France? France doesn't pretend to sign cities in their native tongues as the Dutch do. What I found funny with that Dutch sign was how it didn't follow its own politically-correct logic.
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