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There used to be a language called Serbo-Croatian.

Now there are two.

A language is a dialect with an army and a navy (Chomsky?)

(That must explain why there is no "Swiss" language)

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Jan 30th, 2019 at 02:10:52 PM EST
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(Chomsky?)

Max Weinreich (but he attributes it to an audience comment in a lecture of his).

(That must explain why there is no "Swiss" language)

Then why is there a North Macedonian language?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Jan 30th, 2019 at 02:16:17 PM EST
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You'll be surprised ... the Swiss are fully prepared for any attack and do have a Navy. 😃
Learned from a few years in a job for a US tech company w hq in Riverside CA and European hq in Zug ... where else 😉
Excellent lunches and wines ... many moons ago.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Wed Jan 30th, 2019 at 03:07:01 PM EST
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Count Bosnian and Montenegrin and you have four.
by fjallstrom on Wed Jan 30th, 2019 at 04:12:15 PM EST
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