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Re^2: [OT] Re^5: [PT_BR] Escrever em PortuguÍs no Perlmonksby fokat (Deacon)
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Hmm. You seem to have overlooked the second column labeled "Including second language speakers". The breakdown
No, I did not.
In my second paragraph, I mention 50E6 current students. Many of them will take spanish lessons. All of them reside in the US. Let's say only 50% does that, we'll be talking 25E6 with english as 2nd language. I also mention a reference to some 41E6 hispanic US residents. Those add up to 66E6 (or a total of 483E6 vs 503E6, a difference of 20E6 or ~4%.
But according to the same source, that is precisely the fastest growing minority in the US.
I would say that a difference on less than 4% is dubiously decisive with this kind of sources / metrics. That is why I granted the point for a few years :)
Let's reopen the debate in a few years, if this is so important a question. :)
-lem, but some call me fokat