On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 08:54:30PM +1300, andrew wrote: > a. Maths - English. I've tried counting in Brithenig but I just can't > do it naturally. The Zen Master Aitken Roshi once observed that no > matter how many languages people learn they revert back to their first > language for counting. This is true of me at least. Interesting. I usually count in English, but I multiply numbers in Mandarin. :-) In fact, I am completely unable to remember the multiplication table in English, only in Mandarin. Probably 'cos that's how I learned it :-) Strangely, I can't multiply or add in my L1 -- only count. > b. Crying - English. Spot the YAMES* Usually English, could be my L1 but very rare. > c. Prayer - English again, as above. When a bad memory upsets me I > release with a glossolalic ejaculation (decently and privately thank > you) which may be a phrase or even just an exhalation. English. Though I remember using Mandarin and my L1 before. Now it's exclusively English. T -- Let's eat some disquits while we format the biskettes.