[b-greek] Re: Spanish

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Mon Jul 10 2000 - 06:50:59 EDT


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<div>At 9:57 PM -0500 7/9/00, Braulio Barillas wrote:</div>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size="-1" color="#000000">Dear Dr.
Conrad:</font></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size="-1" color="#000000">I'm
list-member b-greek. I have a question. ┐Could does the Netiquette
of b-greek permit write in Spanish, the answer of the
post?</font></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size="-1">Thank for answer
me.</font></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size="-1">Braulio
Barillas</font></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><a
href="mailto:parakal@quetzal.net"><font
size="-1">parakal@quetzal.net</font></a></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size="-1">Guatemala city, Central
America</font></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size="-1">office phone
(502)2-534135</font></blockquote>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font size="-1">office
fax&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (502)2-305385</font></blockquote>
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<div>In point of fact, the Netiquette of B-Greek has nothing to say
about a preferred language of discussion on B-Greek; English has been
the &quot;default&quot; language, but we have had occasional
discussions either beginning or continuing in some other language,
including efforts by participants at Koine Greek.</div>
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<div>My own attitude, as I have expressed it more than once over the
years on-list, is that list-members ought to feel comfortable
initiating any discussion in any language they are most comfortable
in expressing themselves in. I have little difficulty myself at
reading Spanish although I certainly cannot write it. I think that if
you or any other list-member initiates a discussion in Spanish, your
question or comment will be understood or translated quickly enough
by one (or more) list-members; if a thread thus initiated runs very
long, I think it's likely that it will continue in English, but there
is no good reason why the initiative may not be taken in Spanish,
French, German, Italian, theoretically in other modern vernaculars,
and I would personally wish that list-members not refrain from
posting for fear that they are violating any protocol by writing in
the language in which they feel most comfortable for expressing
themselves clearly.</div>
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<div>-- <br>
Carl W. Conrad<br>
Co-Chair, B-Greek List<br>
Department of Classics, Washington University<br>
One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018<br>
Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649<br>
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