200806Re: THEORY: Don't speak my language!
- Feb 2, 2014On Sun, 2 Feb 2014 11:49:51 +0100
Leonardo Castro <leolucas1980@...> wrote:
> Do you know, in History, some examples of peoples that didn't likeI've read that it's not good form to address a local in Papua-New
> other people to speak their languages?
Guinea in Tok Pisin, at least in towns. It would suggest that you
thought they were the sort of person who couldn't speak English. That
is not the same thing, though, as it's not likely to be their own
language, since there are few native speakers.
The Hindi example is interesting. To judge by the often
incomprehensible English of some Indian posters at Linux Questions, I'd
have thought that those people, at least, would be very relieved at not
having to speak it.
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