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Old 10-03-2007, 05:33 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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logically, we should all be fluent in at least one native american language.
We are.. English.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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We are.. English.
native americans are not english speaking.

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educate yourself
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:37 PM
 
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native americans are not english speaking.

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I am married to a Native American who speaks English very well. She can even pronounce "nuclear" correctly....

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Old 10-03-2007, 05:38 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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native americans are not english speaking.

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Then why are you not trying to type out your message in one of those languages.. follow what you preach.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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native americans are not english speaking.

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Aren't all people born in America "native Americans?"---and don't MOST of them speak some form of English?----I'm not getting this.....
If you mean "American Indians", most of them speak English, too---so do the large population of "Indian Americans" who live here in California---In fact even many Indian Indians, who live in India, speak English....and publish more books in English than any nation on earth, including England. So please educate YOUR self--
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:52 PM
 
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Then why are you not trying to type out your message in one of those languages.. follow what you preach.
i dont preach that immigrants need to learn english, so i am practicing what i preach.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:53 PM
 
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I am married to a Native American who speaks English very well.
great. so if you admire what she has done, learn spanish.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:55 PM
 
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great. so if you admire what she has done, learn spanish.
I do know Spanish--and have for 30 years---thought you'd never ask.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:56 PM
 
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Aren't all people born in America "native Americans?"---and don't MOST of them speak some form of English?----I'm not getting this.....
If you mean "American Indians", most of them speak English, too---so do the large population of "Indian Americans" who live here in California---In fact even many Indian Indians, who live in India, speak English....and publish more books in English than any nation on earth, including England. So please educate YOUR self--
thats great. but this is what i am getting at... native americans were indigenous, and spoke a variety of languages, none english. when the white man immigrated, he made no attempt to preserve the existing languages, instead using what he was already fluent in. that is what modern immigrants tend to do as well, and we complain that they don't learn english. but the true natives (the indigenous) have gone ahead and learned the language of the immigrant, something english speakers seem to be reluctant to do. so if the white man can speak his own language, why cant immigrants? and if the natives can learn the immigrant language, why cant modern americans learn at least one immigrant language?
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:57 PM
 
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I do know Spanish--and have for 30 years---thought you'd never ask.
that is great. seriously. im not quite fluent but i know quite a bit. regardless of our disagreements on immigration, i admire people that speak more than one language.
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