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Re: CHAT: General Question

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 21, 2001, 15:26
On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, David Peterson wrote:

> 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?
Gosh. Er, I'm Yoon Ha Lee, I speak American English with a distressing lack of Southern accent (I'm from Houston--originally), some French (though I read it better than I speak or write it nowadays), beginners' college German, some Korean at a street-conversation level, am halfway through Wheelock's Latin thanks to Intensive Latin this semester, did very *very* very basic written Turkish before I gave it up because my "real" classes are insane, and have been working on basic Japanese. I'm currently at Cornell U. as a math major, which was a mistake because I'm a lot better at languages and history than math :-p and hope to go out to California next year to get my master's in math education (my younger sister is at Stanford). Conlangwise, I've got several very incomplete projects on hold until I got my !@#$ bachelor's this spring and life becomes easy again, mainly taking influences from Japanese, Latin, Korean, and Morneau's essay on triconsonantal morphology (since I don't actually know any Semitic languages). Oh, and for the record again, I'm a female, I do conlanging and roleplaying and SF/F writing with a few stories published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and I even play computer games and like physics and math (except when my homework set is due the next morning) *and* linguistics and music. So there. =^) YHL