Peressa Rabniran is having a quiet evening at home poring over some friends' research papers. Her husband is out on a camping trip with friends who, like him, are considerably more outdoorsy than Peressa, and they don't have any children yet, so she has the apartment to herself. She could go out to the floor lounge, but she's enjoying the solitude. She sips a spiced orange mixer and flips to a different paper.
Peressa seems less interested in teaching Rebecca her vocabulary than in learning Rebecca's. She introduces herself when Rebecca does.
Eventually, after enough English words have been collected and posted to the linguist group, Peressa retrieves a spare tinynet, fiddles with it for a moment, and hands it to Rebecca.
It seems to be open to some kind of language app. The app has the words RABAKA AZ HER above a typing box and a keyboard with the latin alphabet in alphabetical order and a completely unfamiliar layout. If she taps on the text, the box says, "Rebecca is here?"
"Wow I can read in this dream but the spelling is super bad!"
Rebecca types REBECCA IS HERE.
The app chimes brightly and displays another line of text.
The spelling and grammar are both atrocious. They've got a lot of linguists working on it but the material they have to work with is limited, and to start out with all they have to go on with respect to letter-phoneme correspondences is the letters' names in the alphabet song. But as Rebecca corrects more sentences the sentences do get less egregiously terrible.
Okay, she'll... do that then.
"Uh, I'm fine, I think this is a dream, and I'm from the Salt Lake area."
"I dunno? It seems like it kind of has to be a dream, right. It's the area around Salt Lake City? Which is near a lake. Which is salty."
"Yeah, it's the biggest one though."
"...no... I think that's not a lake." She tries to spin the image around so she can point out the Great Salt Lake.
"Nuh-uh, we speak English in Deseret."
"Well that's because you're a dream."
"Well, yeah, you'd say that."
"Can I have another sandwich or something? And water."