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Day: November 1, 2016
In what languages does “everything is in order” stand for “everything is alright” (and sounds natural)?
Add Modern Greek, as a calque from German into Ancient Greek (Katharevousa): όλα εν τάξει. Now spelled as a single word εντάξει, because that’s a fricking dative, and we don’t have datives any more. Answered 2016-11-01 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/In-what-languages-does-everything-is-in-order-stand-for-everything-is-alright-and-sounds-natural/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]