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Re: InterLanguage Lapses, was Re: Technical terminology

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 14:53
 --- Christophe skrzypszy:

> [...] If we communicated in Dutch or French, one would always have an > advantage over the other, and we cannot have that in our relationship.
Yes, I have exactly the same feeling. And what also plays a role: we know each other in Polish. It is a Polish relationship, even if none of us is Polish. Believe me or not, but when I try to speak Dutch with my girlfriend, it feels like speaking in a foreign, almost alien, language.
> But unlike you, I'd never call our communication language "awful". I > find it myself pretty nice and effective ;)))) .
Awful in the sense of "impure", "dirty". Linguistically it is definitely funny, perhaps even interesting. I wouldn't mind it (yes, even like it) if there hadn't be our daughter who might pick it up. But I want to teach her a "real" language, and teach her to speak it well. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts