Re: Conlang fluency survey
|From:||Joseph Fatula <joefatula@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 21, 2008, 10:14|
R A Brown wrote:
> << in response to the following >>
>> c. Where were your ancestors from?
> I have a great grandfather who came from Pomerania (then part of
> Germany, now part of Poland) - otherwise AFAIK all from English stock.
Completely off topic...
But when I was reading this post, the above answer was something of a
suprise to me (being from the US). The idea that someone ancestors,
back three generations, would be almost entirely from the country you
live in now, seems so odd to me. If you go back to the
great-grandparent level, my ancestors spoke five different languages and
lived in three different countries, and all of them ended up in the US
after their countries fell apart, or tried killing them off.
Anyhow, back to conlanging.