On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 18:36:33 -0500, Cristina Escalante <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > I cannot speak to my parents in English. It just isn't done. Similarly, though not so bad, for me -- it feels decidedly weird to address my father in German, and I typically try to avoid doing so directly when I feel that I should use German (typically for the benefit of other people's comprehension) by addressing someone else and hoping he overhears. I can talk to him directly in German, though, if there's no easy way out, but it's an effort. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> Watch the Reply-To!