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On Sat, 21 Oct 2000, daniel andreasson wrote:

> Yoon Ha wrote:
>
> > Short stories, not novels.
>
> Irrelevant Swedish false friends info:
>
> In Swedish, a short story is called 'novell' and a novel is
> called "roman". Confusing, isn't it? :)

In German and French, "novel" seems to be "roman," but I *think* German
for short story is "Geschichte" and French for short story is "histoire"
(both of with, IIRC, also mean "history").  When I first encountered
"roman" in French I thought it meant "romance novel"!  <G>

YHL