Friday, May 05, 2006

I don't get how the English-only thing would work since you can't get far on w. "W" is the only letter in the English alphabet that was created by English speakers for English. The others were made by people who didn't speak English for languages that weren't English.

What I learned when I was 2 and 3 and 4 seems ancient and timeless and the way of ways to me, but it ain't. English is a pretty new language. Something that a current English speaker can sort of recognized as English appeared around 1300. That's after most of the alphabet letters were invented, after all the major religions had entered history. All the major languages entered history not in English, without English, Englishlessly. And yet in this country some people seem to feel that English is the language of languages they way they feel Christianity is the religion that renders others irrelevant.