GETS TECHNICAL, BUT VALUABLE IN UNDERSTANDING HOW CERTAIN FACTORS AFFECT THE NOMENCLATURE OF LANGUAGE AND PRESUMED DIALECTS.
Written by Dyami Millarson
Curious what ters1236, schi1234 and hind1273 mean? These are Glottocodes that stand for the following languages: Terschelling Frisian, Schiermonnikoog Frisian and Hindeloopen Frisian. We studied these languages in 2018 as part of our Operation X mission for the spreading of linguistic awareness about the undeniable scientific fact of the diversity of Frisian; in the process of studying these languages, we became convinced ourselves that these are not varieties or dialects but languages in their own right and we discovered that the speakers were also convinced of this fact. Adapting to the linguistic reality that we encountered among the language communities in 2018, we studied aformentioned languages as a language family. While the three languages were included as independent languages in the bibliographic language database of Glottolog 3.4 which came out in April 2019 as a result of the aforementioned findings that were also reported by…
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