Re: Koine (was: [T] -> [f] etc.)
|From:||Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, October 9, 2003, 0:16|
Please disregard my previous message (quoted below).
I misunderstood the statement I was trying to respond to.
In a message dated 10/8/2003 6:30:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>In a message dated 10/8/2003 1:37:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>>In the modern world, English is the L1 of about a quarter of its
>Isn't that an overestimate? The 2002 World Almanac (relying on SIL's
>ethnologue) estimates 341 million L1 English speakers, out of a total world
>population of about 6 billion. That's under 6%.