"_Sorry_ f ür die lange Wartezeit!" v. "_遗憾_ =?utf-8?Q?_f=C3=BCr_?=die lange Wartezeit!" [NT]

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Dec 3 02:58:01 UTC 2012

On Dec 2, 2012, at 6:26 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>> As to why someone who knows English really well would *bother* learning a lot of Chinese, I suppose that's a matter of whether someone is greatly interested in Mandarin.
> That goes without saying.
> Many years ago, I studied it myself. But that was only out of
> intellectual curiosity, not because I was preparing for a future in
> which knowledge of Chinese would be the primary economic, social, or
> scientific engine in addition to one's native language and possibly of
> even greater general importance than one's native language.

I almost understand what you are talking about now. Is the material in the subject line taken from a website or a book that can be referenced?

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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