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Re: Newest natlang?

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Sunday, September 28, 2008, 19:33
On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 1:18 PM, caeruleancentaur
<caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
> I think Haitian should be considered as a language. When I was > studying this language the instructor told us that the people call the > language "Haitian" not "Creole." > > Perhaps other Creoles would qualify.
Creoles - as opposed to pidgins - qualify by definition. But when do you date Haitian to? It wasn't recognized as an official language until the 1960's, but it must have been spoken since the late 1700's or early 1800's. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>