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smcmahon at eiv.com
Thu May 10 00:28:13 UTC 2001
On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 09:28:18PM +0100, Jim Dixon wrote:
> In fact there is a simple variant of your third option: send clear,
> coherent messages in standard English. I think that on the whole
> you will find that it works wonders.
Sometimes, yes. We have numerous stories here from people who say it's
not working for them.
> There is a strange assumption underlying what you are saying here:
> Chinese people can't learn English.
> You are wrong.
There's a strange assumption underlying what you are saying here; that I
think Chinese people can't learn English.
You are wrong. Some of my favorite co-workers are Chinese, and speak
English more than well enough to deal with any request we're likely to
make of them.
I deal with native speakers of various Chinese dialects every time I order
an airsoft from a Hong Kong dealer. I would have to be delusional to
think it was impossible for Chinese people to learn English.
It is also possible for you to learn Chinese. Just because a thing is
possible does not mean 6 billion people will do that thing.
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