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Re: Koine (was: [T] -> [f] etc.)

From:Doug Dee <amateurlinguist@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 8, 2003, 22:29
In a message dated 10/8/2003 1:37:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
ray.brown@FREEUK.COM writes:

>In the modern world, English is the L1 of about a quarter of its >population
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%. Doug