Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> <laugh>  That's neat.  Also unorthodox...are any of her friends Japanese
> speakers?

Not natively, but one is, I believe, fluent, and another one can kind of
read it.  I suspect native speakers would be less likely to use "desu"
in such an unorthodox manner.  :-)  "That's very is" :-)

> Plasma is another matter.


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