Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 21:40:07 -0600 From: Dan Goodman Subject: some simple -- I hope questions I realize that most of you are probably tired of explaining this kind of thing at the beginning of every school year. If you have time to answer, please don't be shy about recommending your own writings. >From a writing list I'm on. Dan Goodman dsgood[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Whatever you wish for me, may you have twice as much. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 01:14:40 -0600 From: SHARON L REDDY To: Dan Goodman Cc: FANTASY[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CHAOSMANOR.COM Subject: Re: [DISCUSSION] Character Naming Spinner Paradox Equation now available from Hyper Books -----Original Message----- From: Dan Goodman To: SHARON L REDDY Cc: FANTASY[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CHAOSMANOR.COM Date: 21 January 1998 14:48 Subject: Re: [DISCUSSION] Character Naming >No. Mythical. Wrong. There was a vote on _whether to translate some >Federal documents into German_. And the United States _does not have an official national language_. I've been told things in history and American Government texts were wrong before so this doesn't really surprise me. >Influence from other languages shows up mostly in vocabulary. Local >dialects within regions may be heavily influenced by other languages, >though this tends to fade after a while. This one you're going to have to prove. The PhD in speech therapy who gave me the information while helping me enunciate more clearly did her doctoral thesis on it. I'm not talking about words in the language or patterns of speech. It's the physical shaping of the sound of which I'm speaking. If those differences disappear, why is there a southern drawl and an Ozark twang. Ths country was _not_ settled primarily by English speaking peoples. The languages of those peoples can be heard in the formation of words by the peoples of the regions today. Spinner Paradox Equation now available from Hyper Books