Re: CHAT: General Question
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 21, 2001, 4:28|
On Tue, 20 Mar 2001 20:14:47 EST, David Peterson <DigitalScream@...>
>Since the whole issue of American and English speakers and Canadian and such came
>up, why doesn't everybody say where there from, what languages they speak,
>and something else of interest?
I was born in Michigan and I've also lived in Kentucky, New Hampshire, and
Texas, but I always seem to be coming back to Michigan.
I speak English and not much else. I had some French and Spanish in high
school, German, Russian, and a little bit of Chinese in college, but it's
been so long that I can't remember much. I have a somewhat large collection
of Teach Yourself books and similar language-learning books that I never
seem to find time to study in depth. Recently I tried learning Japanese,
and I got to the point where I could sort of figure out the latest Zelda
game in Japanese with heavy use of JWPce to look up words that I didn't
know (i.e., most of them). But spoken Japanese goes by too fast for me to
pick up much of anything.
Besides languages, I also have an interest in microtonal music, which I
play on my Yamaha DX7II keyboard or put together one note at a time in
Cakewalk with the piano roll. I used to do computer art with Fractal
Painter (now Corel Painter), but it's been so long since I stopped
regularly drawing that I'm out of practice. I also used to collect bird