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Old November 11th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #41
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Railways, Bridges, Airports and Aviation, Subway and Urban Transport, Maritime...

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Old November 11th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #42
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No, this is an international section, not an English section.
Autobahns represents the international character.
So you're saying that English is not an international language!?
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Old November 11th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #43
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Well, I think that Autobahn in the case of the subforum title is not used as specifically German word, but as a internationally recognizable word, which, even if not officially used in all languages, has became some kind of a slang for that kind of roads. As an international word, it's not wrong to put an "s" at the end for plural, instead of the German plural form.
For example, it's very often used in Bulgarian as a synonym of Автомагистрала (Avtomagistrala) and of course, written with Cyrillic letters - Аутобан. It even appears often in newspaper articles and other news, as journalists tend not to repeat Автомагистрала in every sentece
Pen, nobody in Bulgaria thinks that Highway is synonym of any road. But for example (the way you use the word in USA) is synonym of something "First class road between cities", no matter how many lanes it has. And Autobahn is with at least 2 active lanes in each direction, hard shoulder (emergency lane), center divide with barriers, multilevel intersections, fences to stop animals and other creatures (crazy humans) appearing on the road, etc. etc. etc. As far as I know no one of these isn't obligatory for an American Highway.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:07 PM   #44
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Pen, nobody in Bulgaria thinks that Highway is synonym of any road. But for example (the way you use the word in USA) is synonym of something "First class road between cities", no matter how many lanes it has. And Autobahn is with at least 2 active lanes in each direction, hard shoulder (emergency lane), center divide with barriers, multilevel intersections, fences to stop animals and other creatures (crazy humans) appearing on the road, etc. etc. etc. As far as I know no one of these isn't obligatory for an American Highway.
I must have misunderstood you.
My point was that some things that have appeared in some of the threads on this forum are not covered by the word "highway," but are covered by the word "road." So if we're going to change the name of the forum, "roads and highways" would be my suggestion, as it covers everything.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:20 PM   #45
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So you're saying that English is not an international language!?
No, I didn't. I just stated that on an international forum English is used as a language to communicate, but it shouldn't mean that only British/American terminology should be used. On the contrary !

By the way: how long will it last before this useless thread will finally be closed ?
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