Date: Wed, 9 Nov 1994 11:23:20 -0800 From: Dan Alford Subject: re Prof. Mufwene's reply Please do ignore it all. It was truly intended as a (perhaps misguided?) sign of respect and perhaps a covert message to your subconscious on how to receive it, and as a (feeble?) attempt to be personal, whether invited or not, via a faceless and impersonal medium. I have not yet mastered proper Emoticonography as I should (;-> Moonhawk PS -- "indigenous": actually I prefer to take that word politically rather than objectively, where it loses most of its meaning and force. And there is a small part of me that is indigenous in both senses of the term, and that I honor whenever I can.(:0) And thank you for allowing me to save face!