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Correcting a foreigner (was: CONCULTURE: Ayeri calendar again)

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 8, 2005, 21:52
caeruleancentaur wrote:

> I wanted to comment on this, in a humorous vein, but wasn't sure if > I should. I don't know how touchy some folks can be about having > their English corrected. I know that when I'm attempting to speak a > language foreign to me, I am very glad for any corrections I can get.
I personally would prefer to be corrected privately. I still don't know how to react at Adrian Morgan's commentary on Monday, January 31, 2005 2:34 PM: <<I gotta ask what a homosexualist is. Someone who believes in homosexuals?>> Is this intended to mean that my English in most cases is so much good that a minor mistake must be mocked in public? My gratitude to Muke Tever who explained it by Russian (my L1) influence: <<The Russian word appears to be "gomoseksualist", with an adjective "gomoseksual'nyj".>> That was absolutely correct. -- Yitzik


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>