On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 13:54:55 -0500, Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >On 11/20/06, Carsten Becker <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> As for me, I'm monolingual. > >No, you're not. "Monolingual" means "able to speak only one >language", which is clearly not the case with you since you converse >fluently in English as well as German. You may not have been *raised* >bilingually, but that doesn't stop you from being bilingual (or >multilingual) now. Ah, OK. I misunderstood the term then. Thanks for clearing that up :-) >Sure, I just don't understand why now, after 230 years, the US >suddenly needs to make English official. Is English endangered? I >think not. Agreed. C.