Patrick Heinrich

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| Nov 4, 2008

Reappreciating Okinawa's languages, while there's still time

The saying “a language is a dialect with an army” is a bit worn out in linguistic circles. A change in how it is uttered might save it, though. How about “gengo ndi yyu shē guntai muchuru hōgen yaibin” (言語んでぃっゆしぇー軍隊むちゅる方言やいびん)? This is how you ...