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Je 08.54 ptm 2007.04.03, Dave MacLEOD skribis
>2007/4/4, Donald J. HARLOW <[log in to unmask]>:
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>>As to desiring that Middle English be a major language in some
>>country or other, simply because I speak a language derived from it:
>>I myself couldn't give a flying fig, and don't understand how anybody
>>else could, either. I'm pretty sure that the average Haitian doesn't
>>even think about the matter.
>I'm still not certain about that second one. Though I don't know
>anyone that speaks the language, I'm quite certain they would prefer
>French to another less-related language. Don't forget that French is
>an official language in Haiti too.

Which proves zip, I'm afraid. English and French are "official" 
languages in a whole lot of countries where the average person hardly 
knows a word of them, and really cares very little.


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