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At 05:39 PM 30 04 98 +0100, James Chandler wrote:
>Kjell [iso-8859-1] Rehnstr=F6m scripted:
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>> Il es triste leger del ric general francese qui offere moneta al povre
>> ophtalmologo pro que ille lassa su practica in le Ghetto Varsovian pro
>> mover con tote le familia a Brussela o Paris pro esser plus accessibile.
>>=20
>> Isto occurreva in 1906 o 7. Zamenhof nasceva in 1859. In le etate de 48
>> annos on voleva que Zamenhof move a un altere pais con tote su familia.
>> Isto non es como mover se de Nove York a San Francisco. On move in un
>> altere mundo con altere linguas.... a un existentia multo insecur.=20
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>Insecure???  He would have had 250,000 FFr under his belt...  That was
>quite a pension in those days.
 
Let's see, it was 8 francs to the dollar in those fixed-exchange-rate days,
so that's $31,250. Multiply by ten to account for inflation and you've got
$312,500, which would yield an income of about $15,000-$20,000 a year. Not
much by today's standards, but solidly middle-class back then.
 
>> Poteva
>> on creder un promesso de un persona!
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