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Bob LeCh. wrote:
 
>Charles wrote:
>
> >Take a random sample of text from any newspaper, grab the -tion, -al,
> >and -ive words. What do you see? These words are international already.
>
> Those words are Latinate words.  They may be international among the
> Romance speakers; I know they are not necessarily so among Germans, much
> less Russians.
 
It seems to me that there's a lot more Latin/Romance in Russian than in German, and at a more familiar linguistic strata. But this doesn't seem to be true of all Slavic languages.
 
Cheers,
 
Chris