Re: USAGE: Fänyläjikyl Inglyx
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 11, 1999, 1:52|
Roland Hoensch wrote:
> Language change is a fact of reality... English will change/split.
English will change. Splitting is less likely as long as widespread
> Jamaica and India keep the language only out of habit
Jamaica doesn't have any other language than Jamaican English. India
has hundreds of other languages.
> and could care less if their dialect distanced further/became
> recognized a language of its own.
Actually, there's a movement in Jamaica to have it recognized as a
> but (even if not between the
> three main English Countries, Britain, Canada, America; others will be
> unlikely to make special effort to conform their language to that of
It's a common phenomenon that when speakers of two dialects are in
communication, their dialects will become more similar. That's why
Latin didn't break up into different languages until Rome fell, because
while the Roman Empire lasted, but when the Empire fell, the different
parts stopped communicating, and so the Hispanic dialect evolved into
Spanish and Portuguese, the Gallic dialect developed into French,
Of course, it may be that some dialects of English will split off (or
remain split off) if they remain in marginalized positions (i.e., 3rd
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