Anyone have any thoughts on this? I've checked it over, and hope it doesn't clash with anything. Let me know! Geofturner 15:00 17th Oct 08 (AEDST)
It's interesting...is it more of a dialect, or is it a full-fledged language? It doesn't really clash, no--it's fleshing out a smaller region of an established country. Are the Emisc folk bilingual, kind of like italians with their local dialects and High Italian? BoArthur 17:28, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
- Well I'm thinking it's a fully fledged language in it's own right. Sort of creolish though. Still working it on. Because of the creole sort of nature of the Emisc they'd most definitely be bi-lingual if not multi-lingual. The Daitsch language hasn't penetrated to the area, however being in close proximity to the Frisian and Batavian areas, aswell as being part of the larger Low Saxon speaking region, AND being part of the HRE, i'm guessing there is alot of different forms of bilingualism in their society. Geofturner 17:40 19th October 08 (AEDST)
- I would imagine, then, that this should be classified as an endangered language, since, as with French *here* the other languages (Picard, Franc-Comtois, Vosgian, Auvergnat, Provencal) all tended to start to pick up bits and pieces of the major language, and over the course of a couple hundred years, fade into the status of a "dialect", or an "accent" and disappear, in that sense. BoArthur 16:23, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
- Well I was thinking that that would be the case for Daitsch. As you can see, it's more or less just an accented German.
Because the Emsland is surrounded by swamps and such quite isolated, Emisc has been able to survive as quite untouched, aswell as it purely being the language I've put more effort into! lol! Geofturner 13:10 23 October 08 (AEDST)