Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 10:17:45 EDT

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: Re: science-fictional question

Dan raises an interesting question. Given someone who claimed

his native dialect to be previously unknown, I would try to

get as much material from him as possible: recorded conversations,

writings, and the like. In this particular science fictional

case, I might also ask him for any documents he might have from

his childhood. For example, does he have any elementary school

records, and if so, does the school whose name is on them exist

in our world?

Vicki Rosenzweig

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