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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lingua Franca

Maybelle asked if we had any ideas for Mother Tongue Day.

None of the ideas we came up with would seem to be applicable in a public library.


Affer said...

The whole concept of Mother Tongue Day beggars belief. It is to promote multi-lingualism....

There are enough multi-lingual people in the UK - we just need more who speak English!

Barlinnie said...

I've never uttered a single word of English my entire life.

They have the funniest of vowels for a start.

Gadjo Dilo said...

If I were to do an impersonation of how my mother speaks you'd have an empty library in no time.

Macy said...

Has anyone tried typing it into Google???

Anonymous said...

What about giving some attention to Esperanto which was designed as a second language for us all?

Pat said...

Being congenitally nosy I want to know what ideas you came up with. All perfectly respectable I'm sure.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Affer: parliamo Helminthdale!

Jimmy: the Helminthdaleois have a few dipthongs unique to the locality.

Gadjo: we need the podcast!

Macy: I suspect Google got their ideas off us.

Anon: some of the locals round here don't seem to have a first language yet.

Pat: Maybelle was wearing a red outfit and matched it perfectly!