who is a native speaker was RE: Displays vs. Appears

Subject: who is a native speaker was RE: Displays vs. Appears
From: "Elizabeth O'Shea" <elizabeth -dot- oshea -at- virtualaccess -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 15:37:14 +0100

Dick wrote:

>By the way, your English passes muster in the US just fine. If you have
>lived your entire life in India, that is not apparent from your writing

Sorry, folks. Can't let this slide anymore. Quite a lot of people that were
born and live in India, and are ethnically Indian, are actually native
speakers of English. By native speaker I mean someone who grew up in a
household, community, or both where English is the first language, or where
they have two first languages. It may not be the native English you speak,
and it's probably not global standard English (your probably wasn't either
before you were privileged to become a tech writer), but it's still native.
This happens in many former colonies. I am sure that people in South Africa
grow up bilingual and equally fluent in English and [insert another language
that's spoken in SA]; certainly in Ireland some people grow up with two
'native' languages. I'm sure in the US quite a number of people speak
Spanish and English equally as a 'native' language.

Bu in de end, none of yez pass muster: everyone knows de finest, purest
English in de world is spoke in Dublin. Just ask Bertie.


elizabeth -dot- oshea -at- virtualaccess -dot- com


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