Date: Fri, 15 Jul 1994 11:30:26 -0500

From: Shannon M Walbran swalbran[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JEFF.HAMLINE.EDU

Subject: Re: Dog Language

The 'dog language' query made me chuckle; it brought back my first weeks

teaching EFL in the (now) Slovak Republic. Slovak, being a phonetic language,

has near-perfect sound-symbol correlation. When I would ask how to spell

a new word (well, they were ALL new words to me), I would receive an "Are

you crazy?" look from my Slovak friends. Example: Q. How do you spell

"Shannon?" A. Obviously, sh - ah - nuh - oh - nuh, = s^anon.

I have far too much respect for Slovak, however, to associate it

with any "dog" language, but your question did ring a buh - eh - luh.

Shannon Walbran

Global Language Institute

St. Paul, MN