On Mon, 24 Sep 2001 17:37:32 -0700, "Gerry Reinhart-Waller"
<waluk@...> wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Sep 2001 16:36:53 -0700, "Gerry Reinhart-Waller"
> <waluk@...> wrote:
> >Glen, I really don't understand how you can separate a person's genetic compostion from his language ability. Your African-American should have a stronger affinity for the language of his/her ancestral home than he does for the English language.
> "Should", but obviously doesn't.
> Miguel, please back up what you say with references. Thanks.

No need: I have no affinity at all for Ilergetan, even though my
father is from Huesca and my mother from Lleida. Instead, I speak two
varieties (Castilian and Catalan) of the language of our invadors
(although most of the time I'm speaking Dutch, English or Polish).