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Re: Newest natlang?

From:David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>
Date:Monday, September 29, 2008, 5:21
This reminds me of an MTV documentary I saw on the band�Oasis. The band is from
Manchester, England, and for whatever�reason, whenever any of them spoke,
they subtitled their speech.�They didn't do this for any other British
speakers, either from�their dialect group or elsewhere. It
eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."�"No eternal reward will forgive
us now for wasting the dawn."��-Jim
Morrison����On Sep 28, 2008, at 5∞14 PM, Dirk
Elzinga wrote:��> Funny story. I was an exchange student in the Netherlands
during�> the school�> year 1989-1990, and Nelson Mandela was released from
prison during�> this�> time. It was major world news, so of course the
Dutch media outlets�> sent�> representatives there to report on the story.
As I recall, the�> Dutch and�> Afrikaaners would address each other in
their respective languages�> without�> any need for interpreters. However,
the Dutch media had (have?) a�> policy�> that foreign languages must be
subtitled on television programming,�> so the�> whole exchange was
"translated" for the audience back home.�>�> Dirk�>�> On Sun, Sep 28,
2008 at 5:26 PM, Chris Peters�> <beta_leonis@...>wrote:�>�>>>> "Afrikaans
was considered a Dutch dialect until the late 19th�>>>> century,�>> when it
began to be recognised as a distinct language…"�>>�>> Can native Dutch
and Afrikaans speakers still understand each�>> other without�>> an
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