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first lang test

From:Dan Jones <feuchard@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 7, 2001, 16:22
Dan Sulani wrote:

> The test, as I heard once, is: > A "first" lang is one that you, _when alone, by yourself_, automatically > a. count (or do arithmetic) in > b. cry in > c. pray in (or whatever you do in times of great
> turmoil)
For me: a. French b. French c. Anglo-Saxon. The last is rather odd, but when I'm scared I repeat over and over "Erce Erce, eorthan modor", which is an Old English prayer to the Goddess of the Earth. The first two are the language I spoke exclusively (along with Breton, apparantly, although I have no memory of it) until playschool. Dan ----------------------------------------------- Ka yokonáu iti báyan: "cas'alyá abhiyo". Ka tso iti mantabayan: "yama zaláyá alánekayam la s'alika, cas'alika; ka yama yavarryekayan arannáam la vácika, labekayam vácika, ka ali cas'alyeko vanotira." ----------------------------------------------- Dan Jones