Re: Newest natlang?
|From:||Arnt Richard Johansen <arj@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 28, 2008, 17:54|
On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 01:50:31PM -0600, Scotto Hlad wrote:
> I was doing a little reading on Wikipedia and found the following:
> “Afrikaans was considered a Dutch dialect until the late 19th century, when it began to
> be recognised as a distinct language…”
> Are there any languages that one could consider “new” than Afrikaans?
Could be Idioma de Signos Nicaragüense
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaraguan_Sign_Language). Wikipedia says that it
developed "in the 1970s and 1980s". So we're looking at something that appeared
no earlier than 1970.
Arnt Richard Johansen http://arj.nvg.org/
Let's have some real examples from a real, non-English language.