> < ^ Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 11:23:18 +0900
< ^ From: Hideki Sawada <sawada@ksmj522b.kj.yamagata-u.ac.jp >
> < ^ Subject: Re:Japanese Mailing List for GAP

From: Masahiko Hosoya <hosoya@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp>
Subject: Re:Japanese Mailing List for GAP
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 16:27:48 +0900
Message-ID: <3B15F274.8B170711@sci.u-ryukyu.ac.jp>
Dear Gap-Forum,

Since the last message of the above subject is addressed to Gap-Forum,
I also would like to comment on Masahiko Hosoya's idea of opening
a Japanese ML on GAP.

As a mathematical scientist I would rather prefer to do every thing
simply. For a non English speaking person it must be difficult to
accept English as one's second mother tongue, however it is not
a best idea not to use English which most people understand while
gap-people communicate.

I do not think that gap-people would blame mistakes in English questions
or answers sent by non English speaking members. One can also use
English - non English translation software before one sends a mail.

In the world of internet, there have have already appeared several
organizations like GAP-FORUM which do not mind members' nationalities
or cultural backgrounds. The question "Why English ?" may survive
for a while, but I think that your second language enriches your
mother tongue.


Department of Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Science
Yamagata University
Yamagata 990-8560

e-mail sawada@ksmj522b.kj.yamagata-u.ac.jp
Tel. +81-23-628-4531 (023-628-4531)
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