On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, FFlores wrote: > > This covers English in the USA and the UK, but English is also spoken > in many other places with a lower access to that technology for most > people. Remember that our "technological civilization" includes several > billions of people who've never used any communication device more > complicated than a staticky radio. In general, the influence of technology > in languages worldwide is still small. > > A lot more people have access to television than you might think - even in the remotest highlands of Nepal, people are watching 'bidiyo' - Bollywood video's. All in Hindi of course, while these people are often bilingual Nepali - Limbu or so. I don't know whether the same happens in, say, Africa, but I wouldn't be surprised.