Date: Fri, 15 Jul 1994 11:30:26 -0500 From: Shannon M Walbran 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 swalbran[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]