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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.