Friday, May 27, 2011

Re: [californiadisasters] Re: A why is it?

I took this thread even farther OT than it had been, so now I've moved it to
the Discussion group.

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Subject: [californiadisasters] Re: A why is it?

> My comment was intended in a general way. I know some cultures have
> particular ways of using language. With African American, it's "ebonics",
> with Native Americans I suspect it is more a focus on oral than written
> communication since our culture had no written language until quite
> Sequoia gave the Cherokee their first written language I think it was
> in the 1800's, so I'm not surprised "AmerIndians" may have trouble with
> written language at times. I'm personally Cherokee/Caucasion mixed.
> Thanks for pointing that out. It's an important factor when you have a
> unique culture involved in helping one improve their writing without it
> across as a cultural insult.
> Lynn in New Orleans, LA.


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