Thursday, September 20, 2007

Talking about language
  • Brain trauma causes change in accent: This sometimes happens after a stroke — usually a change in a couple of sounds that happens to resemble another accent.
  • Male and female Japanese: Old friend Mark Bonocore told me about this a long time ago. I’m sure japanophilic reader Byrd already knew. People like a friend of his or my landlord’s sons who grew up with a Japanese mother but no Japanese men around are also susceptible to what happened to this writer.

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