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29 September 2011

How To Divide Languages from Dialects – Structure or Intelligibility?

DIALECTMAP OF THE NETHERLANDS. FOR BEING SUCH
A SMALL COUNTRY WITH NO LARGE NATURAL BARRIERS
TO TRIBAL MOVEMENT/WANDERINGS, IT HAS THE MOST
DIALECTS OF ANY NATION I KNOW OF, MANY OF WHICH
ARE UNINTELLIGIBLE TO EACH OTHER...GUESS WHAT, THAT
MEANS THOSE "DIALECTS" ARE SEPARATE LANGUAGES.
THREE GERMANIC CLOSELY-RELATED WEST-GMC TONGUES
MAKE UP NETHERLANDIC, FRANKISH, THE BASIS FOR THE
NATIONAL STANDARD, HOLLANDIC OR DUTCH, FRISIAN,
AN INGVAEONIC TONGUE WITH SHARED TRAITS WITH
ENGLISH, ANGLO-SAXON, MODERN SAXON. MODERN
SAXON (ONE OF THE LOW-GERMAN LANGUAGES) IS THE
THIRD.  IN THE EAST ARE SAXON-BASED DIALECTS,
IN THE CENTER, AND AS A SUBSTRATUM EVERY-
WHERE IS FRANKISH/HOLLANDIC & IN THE NORTH
& ALONG THE COAST FRINGES ARE FRISIAN-BASED
DIALECTS. VERY CONFUSING. K.DOIG 

PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG

LANDASPRÆCA ÐÁRA NIÐORLANDA

(authored by Robert Lindsay, from his blog, "robertlindsay.wordpress.com")

EALDE GALLIA c. 100 AD. HÉR SÍEHEÞ MAN SUMA
ÐÁRA MONGENA CELTISCENA SPÆCA ÐE ÐÆNNE
 IN ÐÆM LANDE GESPRECENA WÆRON
LANDE,
There are many ways of dividing languages from dialects. The three general methods are:
 1. Historical
 2. Structural
 3. Intelligibility

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