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Complimentary closings

From:Matt M. <matt_mcl@...>
Date:Thursday, July 19, 2001, 16:43
> > What are literacy standards in any associated concultures with your
> > How is writing/reading taught, if at all?
Literacy is 97% in Shrislyaria, as education is socialized and compulsory.
> > The Iltâr would find our custom of ending letters with proclamations of > > sincerity quite pointless, and perhaps mildly insulting ("are you > > suggesting that I suspect you of lying?").
Of course, you're not proclaiming the truth of the content of your letter, but the truth of your being the recipient's humble and obedient servant, which is what you are begging to remain. Unless you are expressing all your love. In French, of course, you ask them to please be so kind as to permit the expression of your most distinguished feelings.